Christopher Rivas

Christopher is an award-winning international storyteller (winner of The MOTH), passionate artivist, published writer, film/television (Grey's Anatomy, SEAL Team, Shameless, Rizzoli & Isles, 2 Broke Girls, Rosewood) and theater actor. His artistic mission is to create and share stories that move us forward, blend boundaries, and encourage dialogue.  He is the proud founder of Lifestyledezine, a community dedicated to exploring and realizing the power of compassionate storytelling. As a storyteller, he has developed and facilitated storytelling workshops for The US Embassy, Hollywood Heart Foundation, LAUSD, LAMP on Skid Row, Safe Place For Youth, The Museum Of Broken Relationships, The Skirball Cultural Center, Unplug Meditation Studio, CalArts, and UCLA. Born and raised in NYC. A proud graduate of CalArts and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Expressive Arts for Global Health & Peace Building from The European Graduate School.

The Real James Bond Was Dominican, is a one man show about the true story of the ultimate man’s man, the one everyone wanted to know, to be and to be with, Porfirio Rubirosa. Rubirosa, a Dominican diplomat, international sportsman, and playboy led a life filled with intrigue, sex, fast cars, and espionage. He was a championship polo player, race car driver, and twice the richest man in the world.