Christopher Lysik (he/him) is a Rhode Island-born, Brooklyn-based playwright and musician whose work often investigates memory, illness, and oceans (both literal and figurative).
He has developed work at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Powerhouse Theater, The Clemente, Rhode Island Youth Theatre, and Rutgers University. He is a participant in the 2022 Fresh Ground Pepper BRB Retreat, and was a 2020 finalist for the Greenhouse Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm. Prior to writing, he appeared as an actor at Shakespeare's Globe (London), Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Trinity Repertory Theater, among others. Christopher's gender-equitable, musical adaptation of Treasure Island, commissioned by Rhode Island Youth Theatre, is set to premiere in August 2022 at Rocky Hill Country Day School, in East Greenwich, RI.
Christopher has assisted on projects with playwrights and composers including Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Zoe Sarnak, and Geoffrey Nauffts. He has also held positions at Manhattan Theatre Club and New Dramatists.
He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild, and an even prouder cancer survivor. MFA: Iowa Playwrights Workshop (in progress). BFA: Rutgers- Mason Gross School of the Arts (Acting).
View Chris's full resume here.
© 2022 by Christopher Lysik. Illustration by Katie Lysik.