Chris Wells is an Obie award-winning writer, actor and community leader who creates live events, music, and stories. He is the founding artistic director of The Secret City, a nonprofit community arts organization in New York City founded on the principals of creative mindfulness. Chris serves as curator, lead artist, and producer of The Secret City's dynamic live performances in NYC, Los Angeles, and Woodstock.

His theatrical work has been honored with two LA Weekly Awards for Best Actor, a shared Garland award for playwriting, and many Ovation awards for participating in ensemble-created work. In 2010, Wells received a special citation Obie Award for service to the NYC artistic community.

Through his storytelling workshops, Chris serves not just as a coach but as a creative midwife who helps writers get to the core of their project. His Writing Life process is designed to explore a person's work and their ideas through a series of conversations, investigations, exercises, and homework, while getting them to make huge strides on the project at hand.