Nathan Christopher

Librettist Playwright Lyricist

Nathan Christopher (www.thenathanchristopher.com) writes plays about the universal truths of everyday life. Through the exploration of familiar moments—falling in (and out of) love, the death of a loved one, an act of violence, the slow decline of age—his work offers new perspectives, questions the conventional, provides comfort, allows us to laugh and, most of all, ask us to look inward rather than outward because that’s how we start changing the world.

Christopher is the author of seven plays: PICKING UP, A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR, THE FAREWELL TOUR, CLAIREVOYANT, EVE: A PALINDROME PLAY, TO REMAIN SILENT, and SORRY (NOT SORRY).

PICKING UP was a winner in the “Script” category of the 86th annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. A musical version of the show, created with lauded singer-songwriter Gregory Douglass, made its off-off-Broadway workshop debut to a sold-out house as part of the Emerging Artists Theatre’s Fall 2019 New Work Series. It was also featured in Undiscovered Works at Dixon Place’s Monthly Storytelling Series (NYC) in April 2020, and celebrated in a special broadcast on Musical Theatre Radio in October 2020 to mark the one-year anniversary of the show’s creation.

Christopher is a member of the Dramatists Guild, and has supported the Atlantic Theater Company, founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy, since 1999. Follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and read his work on National New Play Exchange (NPX).