Christopher Lysik (he/him) is a Rhode Island-born, Brooklyn-based playwright and musician whose work often investigates the many intricacies of memory (personally and culturally).
He has developed work with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Powerhouse Theater, Fresh Ground Pepper, KCACTF, The Clemente, Rhode Island Youth Theatre, and Rutgers University. He is a 2024 recipient of the Marcus Bach Fellowship at The University of Iowa, and was a finalist for the 2020 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 2023.
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.