Chris Cragin-Day

Chris Cragin-Day



Chris Cragin-Day NYC Credits: Off-Bway; Martin Luther on Trial (developed w/ Max McLean); A Woman (one-act) 59E59th’s 2017 Summer Shorts; The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby (w/ Don Chaffer) NYC Fringe; Son of a Gun (w/ Don Chaffer) Firebone Theatre; Emily Firebone Theater; The Selfish Giant (w/ Michael Castillejos) Firebone Theatre; Deadheading Roses Firebone Theatre. Regional Credits:...


Chris Cragin-Day NYC Credits: Off-Bway; Martin Luther on Trial (developed w/ Max McLean); A Woman (one-act) 59E59th’s 2017 Summer Shorts; The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby (w/ Don Chaffer) NYC Fringe; Son of a Gun (w/ Don Chaffer) Firebone Theatre; Emily Firebone Theater; The Selfish Giant (w/ Michael Castillejos) Firebone Theatre; Deadheading Roses Firebone Theatre. Regional Credits: Martin Luther on Trial 2017 and 2018 National Tours; Foster Mom Premiere Stages; Tornado Luna Stage; The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby River and Rail Theater; They Know Something We Don’t No Passport Theater; Esther Spark and Echo Arts; A War in a Manger ArtWithin. Readings/Workshops: The River Nun The Public Theater, NYC and Burning Coal Theater; Son of a Gun Joe’s Pub and International Arts Movement Conference; A Woman (full-length) The Sheen Center; The Rare Biosphere Luna Stage, Sea Dog Theater, Baylor University; The Zombie Family Musical (w/ Don Chaffer) The King’s College. Awards/Honors: Public Theater Emerging Writers Group, O’Neil Theater Center National Music Theater Conference, Premiere Stage New Play Award, New York Innovative Theater Best Actress Award to Elizabeth Davis in Emily; Richard Rogers Award Finalist; OBU Alumni of Excellence. Upcoming Projects: The Rare Biosphere Sea Dog Theater;, OKC Bombing New Threads, CA; The Burn Vote, commission from River and Rail Theater. Chris is an Associate Professor of English and Theater at The King's College NYC.

Plays

  • OKC Bombing
    A look at the trial of Timothy McVeigh and how it shaped the American view of justice.
  • The Rare Biosphere
    Sophie, 17, returns from a normal day at high school to find her parents have been deported. Steve, 18, a friend from youth group, discovers her secret and tries to help.
  • A Woman
    Kim tries to convince the her new pastor and old friend to challenge the denomination’s policy against women elders.
  • Foster Mom
    Leslie's decision to foster a child is complicated by two factors: a skeptical mother and an unexpected romance. (3W, 1M) Comedy/Drama
  • Tornado
    Becca volunteers in the aftermath of a devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, but finds that her need to “help” conflicts with the efforts of her fellow volunteer.
  • The River Nun
    One village woman organizes a historic stand against the oil giant ruining their river and their livelihood.
  • Martin Luther on Trial
    An afterlife retrial that examines Martin Luther's historical impact from the perspectives of Hitler, Freud, MLK, Pope Francis, and more.
  • No One Owns Me (co-written with Pia Wilson)
    Carla’s job is helping young women escape their pimps and the prison of sex trafficking so that they can rebuild a more empowered version of themselves and trajectory for their lives. Her own history as a survivor makes her perfect for the job. But when her own former pimp re-enters her life, we see how difficult it can be to truly start over.
  • Earth, Too
    Alex, a respected environmentalist, is being recruited to join the first ever human mission to colonize another planet. Her husband, Sam, an engineer, still believes Earth can be saved, and doesn't want her to go.
  • Danderhauler and the Appalachian Family Disaster/Band, A New Musical
    Dueling cowboys, flaming vans, botched circumcision, and angelic hosts: the tale of a wildly eccentric Appalachian family band.
  • PAN Zombies
    After a head on collision, a family of 2 parents and 2 teens emerge from their family van to find themselves undead and swiftly recruited into an underground zombie resistance group committed to preventing apocalypse.
  • The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph's Baby (Musical)
    This quirky intimate folk musical comedy puts a human twist on the age-old story.
  • The Burn Vote (Musical)
    (Musical, co-written with Don and Lori Chaffer) About the final vote by Harry Burn, youngest legislator ever in the history of Nashville TN, that pushed the 19th amendment to ratification, giving women the right to vote. The story focuses in Harry and his mother, Febb, who wrote him the famous letter that changed his vote from against suffrage, to for it.
  • Emily, An Amethyst Remembrance
    Emily Dickinson's journey into a mysterious world of isolation in reverse time.