At OBP, it is our mission to lead with love and to make sure that everyone has a home with us, regardless of age, race, skin tone, gender, orientation, or anything else. To ensure that our scripts, casting, and artwork are as equitable and inclusive as possible, we have brought on a Diversity Consultant, Chris Lindsay. You may have seen Chris perform in the world of Arlyrus as Khulgar, Kytius and Mor’Ka, and we are thrilled to have him on board in this new role. Chris is involved in several organizations in Central Florida a few notables being the current, “ACLU Immigration Rights Activist Leader of Orange County,” a founding member and the Media Director for “Floridan’s for Democratic Progress,” an active member of the Orange County “Voting While Black” chapter, a member of the “Orange County Democratic Black Caucus,” a multi-year mentor with several Central Florida Boys & Girls Clubs as well as an active voice and presence with other notable organizations from the BLM movement to the voting rights coalition & Climate Change awareness groups like CCL. Lastly Chris is a go to resource for BIPOC diversity at the University of Central Florida within their research department, specifically in the field of bias as well as the ELL (english language learning) program. For these reasons and more we feel he is uniquely suited for this position, and we look forward to what he will bring to our team.
Chris is originally from North Carolina, where he received an education degree in Theater. He first came to Orlando in 2005, working at the Orlando Shakespeare theatre, where he’d finish his 5th play in his debut season. You could find him under the stars, doing an Orson Welles adaptation of Julius Caesar at the iconic downtown Amphitheater at Lake Eola. His next move would take him on a life changing journey playing the lead role of Martin Luther King Jr. in a USA tour before he would go on to switch hats again as a Barbadian accented immigrant in the critically acclaimed Lynn Nottage period piece Intimate Apparel as George Armstrong (Barksdale theater, Richmond VA). Then heading back to Central Florida to be featured in practically every medium, from the stage, to small and big screens, both nationally and internationally. His many credits range from hosting shows, acting in commercials, episodic television, feature films, industrials and guest staring in films like the Nora Roberts Adaptation of Midnight Bayou, along side Jerry O’Connell and Faye Dunaway. During his downtime you may still find him working in a Galaxy Far, Far Away for the Light or Dark side at Hollywood Studios, if not mentoring children around central Florida schools as well as the boys and girls club.
For more information, check out his actor page on Facebook.