Christopher Cartwright

Librettist Playwright

Christopher Cartwright is a playwright and librettist in Minneapolis, MN. His plays have been performed around the world at numerous schools, theaters, and festivals. His best-selling play Awaiting Patients was published in 2016, and has since been performed across the United States, Canada, South Africa, India, Australia, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, and Kenya, earning numerous accolades. His 10-minute play Barfly was selected as a semi-finalist at the MN Shorts Festival in Mankato, and has since been published and produced. He also produced and premiered his one-act Sock Hops, Recorders, and Owl Pellets: Tips on Surviving the 4th Grade at the Rarig Center as part of the 2016 Minnesota Fringe Festival, where it went on to average 5-stars throughout its run. The original production also went on to perform on a mini tour across South Dakota. As a librettist, Christopher collaborated with award-winning composer Noah Bray to write a brand new short opera called Square One, which was workshopped and presented by the Concordia Opera under the musical direction of Stephen Sulich. His latest play Art School was selected as a finalist and premiered at the 2022 MN Shorts Play Festival.

Aside from writing, Christopher works as the Marketing Manager for Theater Latté Da in Minneapolis. He also hosts a weekly radio program on KFAI 90.3 FM in the Twin Cities.