Artistic Director

Christopher Kanaga, CJ, current Artistic Director of Elements Theatre Company, has been a member of the Company since 2002. His experiences both as a performer and technical director have taken him from Cape Cod, across the United States, and to the international stage including the cities of Florence, Pisa, Siena, Johannesburg, Durban, Seoul, and Degu. He has worked with artists from Ireland, England, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy, on sacred art installations for the Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA. Chris’ diverse skills and knowledge in theatre, art, architecture, and his many years as technical director, lend to his ability to oversee the transformation of performance spaces, enabling audiences to enter fully into the world of the performance. As an actor, his recent roles have included: All My Sons, Joe Keller; King Lear, Earl of Kent; The Merchant of Venice, Antonio; Christmas Carol, Jacob Marley; God of Carnage, Michael Vallon; Julius Ceasar, Mark Antony; Pillars of the Community, Karsten Bernick; The Lion in Winter, Henry II; Twelfth Night, Feste the Clown; The Cherry Orchard, Lopakhin; Lady Windermere’s Fan, Lord Windemere.

“Kanaga effectively reveals layers of sadness, panic, rage, and anguish as time passes.”—CAPE COD TIMES, All My Sons, Joe Keller

“a steadfast Kent”—CAPE COD CHRONICLE, King Lear, Earl of Kent

“Mark Antony played by Chris Kanaga is stellar ”. When he projects words out like a lance such as, “Cry, havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!” you want to cry; when he orates of Caesar, he makes the famed words his.”—CAPE COD TIMES, Julius Ceasar, Mark Antony