Christopher Buchanan


Christopher Buchanan is a New York City based playwright, performer and producer.  His most recent production was Ad Nauseam by The New Ambassadors Theatre Company.  Angels Watching From Afar received a reading by The PlayGround Experiment in July, 2019. The Emancipation of Bonnie Marie was read at CAP21 studios in November, 2014. The Rule Book Can't Apply had a pair of readings: July, 2017 by The PlayGround Experiment and July, 2018 by The Polar Bear Theatre Company.  As a performer, Christopher was the title character in Mr. Long for the 2017 Frigid New York Festival. In his hometown of Washington, DC, he appeared as Klingon Hamlet in Avant Bard Theatre’s By Any Other Name: An Evening of Shakespeare in Klingon, featuring George Takei and Stephen Fry.  He portrayed famed scientist Raymond Gosling in the world premiere of Photograph 51 for Active Cultures Theatre.  Christopher also appeared in productions for Rorschach Theatre, Theatre Lab of Washington, Unstrung Harpist and Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre.  Christopher studied playwriting in New York City at the Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts and acting in Washington, DC at the Theatre Lab Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory.

2019 Highlights

Recipe of a Black Heritage was featured in The First Reads Festival by The PlayGround Experiment!  My latest play explores old time religion, the civil rights movement, old school and modern feminism and #BlackLivesMatter from the point of view of an unconventional and fragile family of black women in the Nation's Capital.

The Emancipation of Bonnie Marie was a finalist in the Producer's Perspective PRO Broadway play reading series!  My very first play explores the issue of domestic violence and how it affects communities throughout the globe.

Ad Nauseam was produced by the New Ambassadors Theatre Company!  The Blurring Boundaries Short Play Festival, New Ambassadors Theatre Company's inaugural short play festival, premiered at The Kraine Theater in the East Village.  Blurring Boundaries explores religious, gender and sexual (non)conformity, and how society distorts the idea of public versus private personae.