Christopher G. Smith

Christopher G. Smith

Christopher G. Smith's plays include Checkout, Painted Desert, Packers, Thirst for Eden and The Violin Maker. His play The Violin Maker was a semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and The American Blues Theater’s Blue Ink Playwriting Award. It was a finalist at the 2016 Dayton FutureFest and 2020-21 Playhouse on the Square’s NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting Festival. It...
Christopher G. Smith's plays include Checkout, Painted Desert, Packers, Thirst for Eden and The Violin Maker. His play The Violin Maker was a semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and The American Blues Theater’s Blue Ink Playwriting Award. It was a finalist at the 2016 Dayton FutureFest and 2020-21 Playhouse on the Square’s NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting Festival. It received readings at both festivals. Painted Desert was a 2017 finalist and received a table reading at the Palm Beach Dramaworks. It was also a finalist for the Seven Devils Conference and Wordsmyth Theatre reading series. Packers was the winner of the Best Original Play competition at Jewel Box Theatre in Oklahoma City, OK and a recently a finalist at Matchstick Theatre Company London, England. Checkout was a finalist for the B Street Theatre New Comedy Festival in Sacramento, CA. One Summer Night, a 10 minute play received a reading as part of the Midwest Dramatist Conference. Thirst for Eden received a company reading April 7, 2021 at Proud Haddock Productions in London, England.
Christopher’s work has been produced at the Rochester Repertory Theater and received readings through the Midwest Theater Network. His plays have been 1st runner up for the Panowski Playwriting Award and the SETC New Play Contest; Finalists at The Alleyway Theater, Mountain Playhouse, semifinalist for the Marvin Taylor Playwriting contest, McLaren Festival, Cleveland Public Theatre, Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, Florida Studio Theater and Mill Mountain Theater. He is a member of the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis and his plays are available on NPX.

Plays

  • The Violin Maker
    For 300 years, the Mosel family has handcrafted violins of the highest quality. Now Karl Mosel, the last and only son, struggles after his father’s death to decide whether to continue the family legacy or let it go. His elderly grandfather, Wilhelm, convinces Karl to work with him over the summer and attempt to make a violin as homage to his father. Karl is soon joined in the shop by Angela Brunelle, a surprise...
    For 300 years, the Mosel family has handcrafted violins of the highest quality. Now Karl Mosel, the last and only son, struggles after his father’s death to decide whether to continue the family legacy or let it go. His elderly grandfather, Wilhelm, convinces Karl to work with him over the summer and attempt to make a violin as homage to his father. Karl is soon joined in the shop by Angela Brunelle, a surprise summer intern. As they repair violins and learn the craft under Wilhelm’s guidance, they also find ways to mend their damaged lives.
  • Painted Desert
    On the American Painted Desert a charming convict battles with a lost and wondering preacher over the fate of a young runaway.

  • Checkout
    Comedy- It's the late 1980's. A widow attempts to boost business with a "big idea" promotion to capitalize on recent Elvis sightings. All is well until "the king" makes his final surprise appearance just moments before the event. It's a mad scramble with everyone trying to deal with an out of control situation.

  • Thirst For Eden
    At a final reunion between an aging writer and his son, both men are forced to deal with the nature of their relationship and the choices they made that shaped the direction their lives.

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    First Produced Rochester Repertory Theatre
  • Packers
    A working class family is caught on both sides of prolonged strike.

    Each year the Murphy family gathers to watch football and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. But this year is anything but simple. The company has issued an ultimatum. Striking workers must return or they will be permanently replaced. A hard time when Murphy's work for management and are also out on strike.
  • Letting Ella Go
    The last remaining sisters of a large family, Josephine and Bessie, gather at the home of their deceased eldest sister Ella to complete the final tasks of settling her estate. With help from Josephine’s daughter Gail, the sister, work through sorting belongings and sorting out their very different approaches to the job. We laugh at the chaos, the conflict and feel the love of family as the three women press...
    The last remaining sisters of a large family, Josephine and Bessie, gather at the home of their deceased eldest sister Ella to complete the final tasks of settling her estate. With help from Josephine’s daughter Gail, the sister, work through sorting belongings and sorting out their very different approaches to the job. We laugh at the chaos, the conflict and feel the love of family as the three women press forward with the difficult task of Letting Ella Go.
  • Someone to Dance With
    10 minute play. A new couple visits an abandoned stadium during the Covid 19 outbreak. What a place to fall in love.
  • Aloha!
    10 minute play. Just another day in Paradise. Two couples staying on Ka'anapali beach in Maui wake to the announcement of the ballistic missile attack. Based on one of our most memorable vacations.
  • One Summer Night
    10 minute play. One Summer Night Laura searches along a country road for her missing date, Mick. Along the way she meets Bruce, Mick's friend who is sitting in alone in the roadside cemetery. While Bruce does his best to cover for his buddy with Laura, he discovers that Mick may have left something very special behind.