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About Chris

Born: May 9, 1975, Hartford
Raised: Wethersfield, CT


High School: Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
College: NYU, Tisch: BFA, Dramatic Writing


Part-Time Assistant Professor, New School for Drama



Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play (2008)
South Bank Show Award for Theatre (2008)
Pulitzer Prize Finalist (2008)
Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play (2007)
TMA Award for Best New Play (2006)
Olivier Award for Most Promising Playwright (2003)

Grants and Fellowships:

American Psychoanalytic Association Fellowship (2007)
Guggenheim Fellowship (2005)
NEA/TCG Residency (2001)

Play Collections:

World premieres:

Royal Court Theatre
Soho Theatre
Playwrights Horizons
South Coast Rep
Roundabout Theatre
Vineyard Theatre
Goodman Theatre

US and UK premieres:

Donmar Warehouse
Lincoln Center Theater
Manhattan Theatre Club

Short plays:

Bush Theatre
Headlong Theatre