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 What It Means To Be American. He is also committed to using his work to build a more equitable future, and believes the only way to create social change is by inviting everyone to the table.

As a...
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 also committed to using his work to build a more equitable future, 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. Currently, 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 also assisted on projects with various playwrights and composers, including Geoffrey Nauffts, Zoe Sarnak, and Annie Saunders.

Christopher is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.

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.