Meet the Owner
Chris Maloney, a Johnson City resident, founded Wallace Theatre in 2020. He grew up in a small town in South Carolina, but he has traveled all over the country.
Chris started his acting career in Jacksonville, FL in 2001. He performed in hundreds of improv shows, led corporate workshops, and trained adults & children in the art of improv. Chris moved to Chicago in 2004 to train at legendary theatres such as Second City, ComedySportz, and Annoyance Theatre. His performance accolades during that time also includes commercials, short film, touring MC/Host for live events, professional storytelling, and a traveling children's theatre company.
Following a career change in 2010 to web marketing & software, Chris made his 2nd move to Chicago in 2014 for real estate investing & tech entrepreneurship. Chris relocated to Johnson City and has re-ignited his passion for improv, live theatre, and film. Chris opened Wallace Theatre to bring his unique expertise to the downtown community of Johnson City.