Cover artwork of the Community Issue: Pen and colored pencil illustrations of people of different genders, ethnicities, and sizes clustered together in harmony
The Craft with Christopher Demos-Brown
Christopher Demos-Brown
Christopher Demos-Brown

Once you have an idea, how do you proceed? Do you take notes? Do you outline? Do you plunge right in?

Let me just start by saying how unworthy I feel talking about craft and process, especially to some of the wonderful writers who are going to read this who actually have a process. Half of my process is groping around in the dark and hoping not to fall into a hidden chasm of despair. 

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Christopher Demos-Brown

has written over a dozen full-length plays and screenplays. Honors include the Laurents/Hatcher Award, a Steinberg Citation from The American Theatre Critics Association, and multiple regional theatre honors (including two Carbonell Awards, multiple Silver Palms, and the inaugural Berkshire Theatre Award for Outstanding New Work). Chris and his wife, Stephanie, are co-founders of Zoetic Stage, an award-winning theatre in residence at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. They also practice law together. Chris’s play, American Son, opened November 4, 2018, at the Booth Theatre on Broadway directed by Kenny Leon, and starting Kerry Washington, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan, and Eugene Lee.