Christopher King

Librettist Playwright Lyricist
  • First staged production was S.P.A.C, a political drama about student protest staged at the Alhambra Theater in Jacksonville, FL
  • Two one-act plays were finalists at the Mark Twain Masquers competition, with staged readings in 1993:  A Mother In My Head, the story of two young lovers, coached in their budding relationship by two omnipresent mothers, and Our Appointed Rounds, the story of two senior citizens of different race meeting neat and going on to distress their offspring. Both plays were produced by the Sherborn Players (MA) in 2002, Marblehead Little Theater in 2003, and Shea Theater Festival, Turner’s Falls in 2007.
  • Honors Outstanding Achievement for writing from EMACT, AACT for A Mother In My Head and Our Appointed Rounds in 2003
  • A Mother In My Head is published by Heuer Publishing and has had more than 20 productions in the US and Canada.
  • Wendy And Wendell’s Wonderful Wacky WASP Wedding, an audience participation comedy presented at The Sherborn Inn by the Sherborn Players 2004. Alaska Fine Arts Academy Feb 2014
  • Ten minute plays in the Boston Theater Marathon: BTM 8 A Ticklish Situation, BTM 9 Comfort Measures, BTM 10 Short Cuts
  • Short plays presented at the Playwrights’ Platform Summer Festival from 2005 to 2013: Dark Retreat; L’Istesso Tempo; The Least Of These; Custody; Cupid’s Night Out; A Ticklish Situation; Comfort Measures; Short Cuts.
  • The Least Of These had a production by the Boston Actors’ Theater in 2010
  • Collaborative short plays in twenty-four hours at Random Acts 8 –Ashes To Ashes with Kelly DuMar Nov 2010, and Random Acts 9 Everything Old is New Again with Linda Stein Nov 2011
  • Scenes from the full length A Moving Day received a Massachusetts Cultural Council grant to be presented to seniors.
  • A Ticklish Situation finalist in OVATE theater competition in Ojai, CA
  • Works welcoming further development: Images – a musical featuring a Viet Nam war vet returning to the town he has not seen in ten years, Four Bar Blues –a pub crawl exploring masculine rituals, The Reveal - a short play about a rock god and the reporter who haunts him, Loaves And Fishes With Feet – two women who love religion and science respectively, and each other, You Can Call Me Al – substance abuse as your BFF, Armageddon – a one-woman dance drama in verse. Intimate Jest — unreachable six feet away. Simple Simon Says – the mind/body problem personified in an absurdist play.
  • Listed in Doolee playwright’s database; New Play Exchange
  • Member of the Dramatists’ Guild