Christian Parker is the Associate Artistic Director at the Atlantic Theater Company, where he has worked since the fall of 2001. His world premiere production of Leslie Ayvazian’s Make Me will run from May-June, 2009 at Atlantic Stage 2. Most recently at Atlantic, he directed the New York premiere of Tina Howe’s play Birth and After Birth. In 2006, he produced, directed, and acted in 10X20, a festival of newly commissioned ten minute plays by writers previously produced at Atlantic, to inaugurate their new Stage 2 and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the company. For that festival, he directed plays by Tina Howe, Keith Reddin and Rolin Jones, and acted in Kevin Heelan's The Compassioneer. Also at Atlantic he directed Ken Weitzman's Arrangements and Jeff Whitty’s The Hiding Place. Other direction includes new works by David Lindsay-Abaire, Sheri Wilner, Eric Winick and Cusi Cram for the Chekhov Now! Festival, HB Playwrights Theatre, the 24 Hour Plays On Broadway, The Brick, and Atlantic 453/New Works Series. Prior to his tenure at the Atlantic, he spent several seasons as the Literary Manager at Manhattan Theatre Club. Christian has also dramaturged over fifty premieres of new American and British plays on, off and off-off Broadway. He currently runs the MFA Dramaturgy program at Columbia University, and holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MFA from Columbia.