Chris(tine) Sheppard has been involved in theatre ever since she was 12 as she watched her parents rehearse with Beckett Players on the West Island. She joined Beckett Players herself for a few years and then took time off from the theatre to raise her three children. She returned to the theatre, at her daughters urging, in Hudson Village Theatre’s annual Panto. Chris has performed in 3 Pantos; Red Riding Hood, Aladdin and Cinderella. She was also in Riversmead, directed by Heather Markgraf and in Hudson Players Club’s production of Jitter’s. More recently, Chris was a member of the Hudson Players Club’s executive board for 4 years, first as membership, then as secretary. When not performing, Chris is an elementary school teacher and artist. She is very grateful to the entire cast and crew of The Great Gatsby for a fantastic experience with her first love, the theatre.