Christine Williamson

Christine Williamson

Christine Williamson is an actor, poet, and playwright living in NH. She has a BA in Biology from Carleton College in MN and an MFA in Sequential Art from the Center for Cartoon Studies in VT.

Having finally launched her multi-media dream child, Moonsong Studios LLC, in fall of 2016, she spends her days frolicking the wilds of New England, writing poetry and plays, acting with local theatre...
Christine Williamson is an actor, poet, and playwright living in NH. She has a BA in Biology from Carleton College in MN and an MFA in Sequential Art from the Center for Cartoon Studies in VT.

Having finally launched her multi-media dream child, Moonsong Studios LLC, in fall of 2016, she spends her days frolicking the wilds of New England, writing poetry and plays, acting with local theatre groups, creating poetry films, and reciting Shakespeare to whatever wildlife will listen.

Plays

  • Jesse's Game
    Full Length: Jesse’s Game is a study of gender stereotypes, presented thru a collage of pop music and the experiences of Jesse X and Jesse Y, (a woman and a man with personalities incompatible with traditional gender roles). Based in the #HeForShe philosophy that Men are as shackled by prejudice as Women, it’s designed to draw attention to the blatant discrepancies in how boys and girls are raised, and to...
    Full Length: Jesse’s Game is a study of gender stereotypes, presented thru a collage of pop music and the experiences of Jesse X and Jesse Y, (a woman and a man with personalities incompatible with traditional gender roles). Based in the #HeForShe philosophy that Men are as shackled by prejudice as Women, it’s designed to draw attention to the blatant discrepancies in how boys and girls are raised, and to spotlight how those discrepancies are subtly, (and not-so subtly), perpetuated into adulthood. By alternately stripping away variables and juxtaposing the double standards of Male and Female experience, it forces the audience to confront their own personal prejudices.

    Note: There is a line in Act III that the playwright wishes to customize depending on the race/experiences of the actor playing JESSE X. The current script reflects the playwright's race/experience.

    Note: 2 parts, MOM Y and DAD X, are relatively small and not seen on stage. Doubling and/or use of crew voices may be feasible.
  • UnWritten
    Full Length: A solitary Art Dragon approaches, aggravating local insecurities and enticing Book Binder to look beyond present Livelihood, into the possibility of an UnDreamed Future, where writing and storytelling are more than frivolous fancies for entertaining kids.

    This play is an exploration of the UnWritten. The stories we should tell, yet often times ignore. The importance of following...
    Full Length: A solitary Art Dragon approaches, aggravating local insecurities and enticing Book Binder to look beyond present Livelihood, into the possibility of an UnDreamed Future, where writing and storytelling are more than frivolous fancies for entertaining kids.

    This play is an exploration of the UnWritten. The stories we should tell, yet often times ignore. The importance of following Dreams and actively encouraging such things in Others, taking action instead of passively standing by, enabling.
  • Shatter
    One Act: How do we lose ourselves? And how do we find ourselves again, once we’ve been lost?

    Jasmine, (a woman who's lost interest in every aspect of her life), struggles to regain her identity by acknowledging her long repressed fears and denied passions. Archetypes from her psyche manifest to guide and protect her during her spirit’s reawakening. Lochran’s unconditional love supports her...
    One Act: How do we lose ourselves? And how do we find ourselves again, once we’ve been lost?

    Jasmine, (a woman who's lost interest in every aspect of her life), struggles to regain her identity by acknowledging her long repressed fears and denied passions. Archetypes from her psyche manifest to guide and protect her during her spirit’s reawakening. Lochran’s unconditional love supports her, reminding her to love and respect herself while opening the way for Teacher to show her how to regain and hone the skills she abandoned and allowed to fade. This internal schooling is overseen by Gatekeeper, who knows instinctually when Jasmine is ready to face Crying Woman, the powerful, (and for Jasmine, terrifying), embodiment of all the unacknowledged fears and insecurities holding Jasmine back.

    Shatter is a visual explosion, a portrait of a psychological shift, and a study of the fears and invisible chains with which we bind ourselves.

    More importantly, it's a call to live.
  • A Dragon Is Coming!
    Full Length: Book Man and Creature of Few Words observe and experience traffic as travelers converge on the city of Eclesia to see the Art Dragon, Kalliper, perform. As the day progresses, they encounter Dragon groupies, peddlers, trackers, a scientist, a sword for hire, and a murder of Crows that descends upon the land, exploiting everything it touches. They befriend Kronos, a common man of uncommon wisdom...
    Full Length: Book Man and Creature of Few Words observe and experience traffic as travelers converge on the city of Eclesia to see the Art Dragon, Kalliper, perform. As the day progresses, they encounter Dragon groupies, peddlers, trackers, a scientist, a sword for hire, and a murder of Crows that descends upon the land, exploiting everything it touches. They befriend Kronos, a common man of uncommon wisdom, who begins to learn how they experience the world, and they perform an impromptu play with a passing Musician and Appolonius, (a young actor seeking to become Kalliper’s disciple).

    This play is an exploration of how we, (as individuals, groups, artists, and a society), interact, (or fail to interact), with art and other artists in our daily lives, especially when those artists and craftsmen are famous, widely revered, and/or held in high esteem. It’s a call to re-examine our relationship with art, and to challenge our preconceptions about the people who make it.

    All roles are either gender neutral or easily made so.
  • The First Move
    Short Play: ONE & THREE stare out their windows at the house across the way, wondering who's out there and what, (if anything), they should do about it.

    A short comedy about how our fears of imposing and looking foolish contribute to social isolation, despite the common human wish for contact and social interaction.
  • Lost Toys i.e. What's for Breakfast?
    Short Play: A quiet portrait of one of life’s small, daily moments of bereavement. Carey fixes breakfast for herself and Twinkle, remembering when she used to feed two cats.
  • The National Park Service i.e. Bad-Ass-Lands
    Short Play: A News Anchor, beset by the media farce and perversion of democracy taking place in America, is inspired to take a stand when the National Park Service rebels. #Resist!
  • The Hidden Cost
    Short Play: Returning home to find both Writer and apartment in an alarming state of disarray, Companion attempts to pull Writer out of an acute state of failure induced shock and depression.
  • The Waking Dream
    Short Play: Companion returns home to find Writer in an alarming state of disarray, whereupon the pair discusses Writer’s Muse, and Writer attempts to explain the particulars of Inspiration.
  • ... the Sincerest Form of Flattery
    Short Play: While pausing to get their bearings on their Journey to Eclesia, Creature of Few Words and Bookman encounter a pair of travelers who are incapable of taking anything seriously.
  • UnBeerable
    A Short Redneck Bar Farce: In which the author, via Disclaimer, apologizes profusely for subjecting the audience to such a low-brow comedy skit, whereupon four Rednecks proceed to discuss their alcoholic beverages.
  • Slow Fade
    In a moment of existential crisis, JEZIBEL chooses to accept the comfort of extreme emotional release as an alternative to self-harm or suicide.
  • Colorful Metaphors
    An exploration of the accepted effectiveness and excessive use of colorful metaphors in the dissemination of information.