© 2019 by Christopher Lysik. Illustration by Katie Lysik.

Christopher Lysik

is a Brookyln-based playwright originally from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. A graduate of the theater program at Rutgers University, his work often investigates memory, family, and What It Means To Be American. He is committed to building a more equitable future through his work, and believes the only way to create social change is by inviting everyone to the table.


As a writer, Christopher has developed work at Powerhouse Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, Rhode Island Youth Theatre, and Rutgers University. Prior to writing, Christopher studied acting, appearing at Shakespeare's Globe (London), Williamstown Theater Festival, and Trinity Repertory Theater, among others. He 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 Geoffrey Nauffts, Zoe Sarnak, and Annie Saunders. In addition, Christopher is currently serving as the Bernard B. Jacobs Intern at New Dramatists in NYC.


He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild, and an even prouder cancer survivor.