Craig Holland

Craig Holland

Craig specializes in dramatic writing with a comedic twist. He’s developed his ear for dialogue and theatrical material as a game designer, developing adventure & mystery games. He is a member of the Orange County Playwrights Alliance and the Dramatists Guild.

Craig's full-length comedy Love Is A Crocodile was produced by the Misfits Theater Company at the Grand Central Arts Center in...
Craig specializes in dramatic writing with a comedic twist. He’s developed his ear for dialogue and theatrical material as a game designer, developing adventure & mystery games. He is a member of the Orange County Playwrights Alliance and the Dramatists Guild.

Craig's full-length comedy Love Is A Crocodile was produced by the Misfits Theater Company at the Grand Central Arts Center in 2019. Craig's short comedic play LOL was selected for the OC-Centric New Works Festival in 2020. Also, Craig's short comedy Phubbing was selected for the Nine Winning One-Acts Festival produced by The Group Rep Theatre in North Hollywood in 2020. Craig wrote and directed a short comedic film, Body of Knowledge, which received several awards and screenings in the short film festival circuit during 2019-2020. Body of Knowledge is also available all over the world through a licensing deal with ShortsTV.

In the advertising business, Craig learned to create prose that is efficient and impactful (you can’t waste the advertiser’s money!). During his time in advertising, he wrote radio commercials, web ads and web sites, print ads, executive speeches, audio/visual presentations and much, much more.

After selling his interactive ad firm, Craig moved into the app development world designing entertainment apps before the Apple iPhone even existed. Working with entertainment brands like Paramount Pictures (School of Rock), Walden Media (Around the World In 80 Days), he created many best-selling mobile games. Craig continued to design and create video games for PCs and smartphones for more than a decade. Among the dozens of games he's created, he wrote story and dialogue for game adaptations of classic literature such as Gaston Leroux' The Mystery of the Yellow Room and Wilkie Collins' Moonstone and Woman in White. He also created and wrote the comedic adventure game series Unsolved Mystery Club featuring the Amelia Earhart Mystery and the Ancient Astronauts.

Craig’s foundation in story, dialogue writing, and character development stems from his BA in English Literature degree from UCLA, where he graduated magna cum laude. In addition, Craig directed and acted in many theater productions in college and high school. Craig also received an MBA with an emphasis in marketing from USC. (Yes, he is both a Trojan and a Bruin, which has created a life-long inner conflict).

Plays

  • Love Is A Crocodile
    A homeless man and woman search for true love by eavesdropping on couples dining at an outdoor cafe.

    Down-and-out and living in a homeless camp, Cyrus and Phoebe wager over whether or not true love exists in the world. They position themselves near a garden cafe and overhear the conversations of several couples in various stages of their relationships. They search for clues behind the nerd date,...
    A homeless man and woman search for true love by eavesdropping on couples dining at an outdoor cafe.

    Down-and-out and living in a homeless camp, Cyrus and Phoebe wager over whether or not true love exists in the world. They position themselves near a garden cafe and overhear the conversations of several couples in various stages of their relationships. They search for clues behind the nerd date, the blind date, the first date, the gamophobe, and all those distractions that get in the way of love.
    At the end of the day, will Phoebe and Cyrus find true love?

  • The Crow's Nest
    The Crow family rents a cabin in the mountains for the
    Thanksgiving holiday. When the three Crow sisters arrive before their
    parents, they discover a guest book that chronicles the murder of one
    of the former guests. The sisters search the house and interview the
    wacky staff to try and unravel the mystery. Things get dicey when one
    of the suspects turns out to be a family...
    The Crow family rents a cabin in the mountains for the
    Thanksgiving holiday. When the three Crow sisters arrive before their
    parents, they discover a guest book that chronicles the murder of one
    of the former guests. The sisters search the house and interview the
    wacky staff to try and unravel the mystery. Things get dicey when one
    of the suspects turns out to be a family member. Can the girls solve
    the crime before their parents arrive and the Turkey's in the oven?
  • LOL
    Two young people encounter a crisis and struggle to do the right thing.
  • Phubbing
    John and Jennifer go on a breakfast date, but Jennifer only has eyes for her phone.
  • The One
    A case of mistaken identity, Norman thinks he's found the love of his life...and Madison thinks she's found a new client. What happens when their true identities are revealed?

    Can be performed as a 10 minute stand alone comedy or as a scene from the full length play Love Is A Crocodile.
  • Body of Knowledge
    On his second day as a security guard at the hospital morgue, Devin gets into a dangerous betting game with a mortuary body transporter.
  • Food For Thought
    In an alternate universe similar to our own, George, a human
    male, and Charly, a human-sized female spider, are having difficulties
    adjusting to married life as an interspecies couple.
  • Hairbrained (Zoom)
    A desperate man makes a late night Zoom call to the woman who can help him
    achieve his dreams.
  • Deep Dark Chocolate (Zoom)
    A mother reveals a secret to her adult children the night before
    their wedding day.
  • Dirty Looks (Zoom)
    A COVID-Comedy monologue.
  • Animal Attraction
    Jay tries to recover from a disastrous first date at the zoo with Robin. Despite all the missteps and spider bites, they share an attraction.
  • Intelligent Life
    TV PILOT - Arriving as the “new” girl in the office, Gwen takes on the impossible assignment of getting the seemingly inept Finch Marketing team ready for a big trade show. The boss says he’ll close the office if Gwen doesn’t whip the team into shape.