Christopher Lysik

is a Brooklyn-based playwright originally from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. A graduate of the theater program at Rutgers University, his work often investigates memory, family, and illness.


Christopher has developed work at Powerhouse Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Clemente, Rhode Island Youth Theatre, and Rutgers University, and was a finalist for the 2020 Greenhouse Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm. Prior to writing, Christopher appeared as an actor at Shakespeare's Globe (London), Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Trinity Repertory Theater, among others. He currently holds a commission from Rhode Island Youth Theatre, for whom he is writing a musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. 


He has assisted on projects with various playwrights and composers, including Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Geoffrey Nauffts, and Zoe Sarnak. Christopher 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.

© 2019 by Christopher Lysik. Illustration by Katie Lysik.