Christopher Lysik

Christopher 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 illness.

Christopher has developed work at Powerhouse Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Clemente, Rhode Island Youth Theatre, and Rutgers University. Prior to writing, Christopher appeared...
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 illness.

Christopher has developed work at Powerhouse Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Clemente, Rhode Island Youth Theatre, and Rutgers University. 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.

Plays

  • Thicker Than Water
    As the sun makes its journey across the sky, Big and Little sit together by the ocean debating life, religion, and the nature of brotherhood. As time passes, however, something deeper is revealed. Based on a previous short play entitled "The Dunes."
  • Treasure Island: A New Musical
    Jayne Hawkins has been taught to fear her own voice-- until she discovers a treasure map and sets off for adventure, discovering the importance of defining her own path. A new, gender-equitable adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure story.
  • Harlot.
    On the eve of their populist governor's reelection, Brutus and Portia find themselves at odds over how to save their state. Based on Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 1.
  • The Dunes
    Two brothers sit together on a dock overlooking the waves one last time, discussing life, loss, and what it means to be a sibling.