Christian St. Croix

Christian St. Croix

Christian St. Croix is an award-winning playwright and the creative director of Boy and Monster, a theatre collective producing plays that center the Black LGBT experience. He currently resides in San Diego, CA.

Christian’s works include include teen plays, ZACK, a satire on 90s Saturday morning sitcoms, and the streetwear fairytale, Princes, winner of the 2017 San Diego International Fringe...
Christian St. Croix is an award-winning playwright and the creative director of Boy and Monster, a theatre collective producing plays that center the Black LGBT experience. He currently resides in San Diego, CA.

Christian’s works include include teen plays, ZACK, a satire on 90s Saturday morning sitcoms, and the streetwear fairytale, Princes, winner of the 2017 San Diego International Fringe Festival Award for Outstanding LGBT Performance.

His most recent play, Monsters of the American Cinema was selected to receive a workshop and full production with Scripps Ranch Theatre's 2018 Out on a Limb New Play Series. It was then produced by Boy and Monster for the 2019 San Diego International Fringe Festival where it won three awards including Artists' Pick and the Cultural Exchange Award winning it a trip to be performed at a Fringe festival abroad.

Outside of writing for theatre, he’s the author of ‘M.’, a collection of prose, poetry and microfiction that Outword Magazine describes as, ”Raw. Real. Radical. Racy.”

Christian is a member of the Dramatists Guild, ScriptWorks and the Playwrights Center.

Plays

  • Monsters of the American Cinema
    ONE ACT: When his husband dies, Remy Washington finds himself both the owner of an old drive-in movie theater in Santee, California that specializes in creature features and sharing a trailer with his late husband’s 16-year-old son, "Pup." Remy and Pup have developed a warm and loving familial chemistry but their relationship fractures when Remy learns Pup and his friends have been bullying a gay teen...
    ONE ACT: When his husband dies, Remy Washington finds himself both the owner of an old drive-in movie theater in Santee, California that specializes in creature features and sharing a trailer with his late husband’s 16-year-old son, "Pup." Remy and Pup have developed a warm and loving familial chemistry but their relationship fractures when Remy learns Pup and his friends have been bullying a gay teen at school. Told through skit and duologue, “Monsters of the American Cinema” is a tale about fathers and sons, ghosts and monsters that the San Diego Union-Tribune calls "touching and funny", "honest" and "engaging".
  • ZACK
    ONE ACT/TEEN PLAY: Inspired by the Saturday morning teen sitcoms of the early 90s like "Saved By the Bell”, ZACK is a one-act play, set in 1991, that follows Gina and P.J., two teens of color enrolled in a mostly white Southern California high school who find themselves hand-chosen to be members of an elite clique of cool students led by prank-happy new student, Zack.
  • Princes
    ONE ACT: In this deconstructed LGBT twist on popular fairy tales, four streetwear-clad storytellers use Zippo lighters, fashion-sock puppets and steel folding chairs to bring us the story of Prince Charming.

    Prince Charming, or “Charm”, has a magical gift: he can break curses with his kiss. He’s the go-to guy for breaking sleeping spells on helpless maidens in faraway kingdoms, but he has no...
    ONE ACT: In this deconstructed LGBT twist on popular fairy tales, four streetwear-clad storytellers use Zippo lighters, fashion-sock puppets and steel folding chairs to bring us the story of Prince Charming.

    Prince Charming, or “Charm”, has a magical gift: he can break curses with his kiss. He’s the go-to guy for breaking sleeping spells on helpless maidens in faraway kingdoms, but he has no interest in kissing anyone. He’d rather spend his days hanging out at his private pond with his pet cricket.

    When Charm’s mother the Queen forces him to brave an enchanted forest to attend a ball in a neighboring kingdom, he inadvertently ends up saving a handsome rogue in a red riding hood from the jaws of a vengeful wolf. As the two journey through the forest together, a secret is revealed and Charm finds that maybe he does want to kiss someone after all.

    “Princes” is an hour-long play for teens/young adults and encourages casting actors of colors.
  • Sugar Tooth
    SHORT PLAY: Set in a small-town Florida diner, this short slice-of-life drama follows Candace, stressed-out waitress and caregiver to Star, a neglectful friend’s 8-year-old daughter. Candace’s man-beast boyfriend, Joey, stops by to ask her to keep another kind of package, shaped like a brick of cocaine, but he’ll only call it “pound cake.”

    “Sugar Tooth” was written for consideration of entry into...
    SHORT PLAY: Set in a small-town Florida diner, this short slice-of-life drama follows Candace, stressed-out waitress and caregiver to Star, a neglectful friend’s 8-year-old daughter. Candace’s man-beast boyfriend, Joey, stops by to ask her to keep another kind of package, shaped like a brick of cocaine, but he’ll only call it “pound cake.”

    “Sugar Tooth” was written for consideration of entry into San Diego’s 2019 That 24-Hour Thing and secured St. Croix a role as a participant.
  • Cold Foam
    MONOLOGUE: Sarah Cooper, a white woman in her 40s, loves sweetened cold foam on her coffee, voted for Hilary Clinton and just called the police on a Black man inside of a Starbucks.

    "Cold Foam" was written as part of the 2019 That 24-Hour Thing, an annual San Diego event where playwrights, directors and actors have 24 hours to write, direct and rehearse a show before the curtain goes up.