M Christou

M Christou

Mirella is a Toronto-born writer who has spent the last several years in New York and Los Angeles, in proper nomadic fashion. Her work has been recognized by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as an award winner, twice, and she was selected as a fellow for the Film Independent Labs. She's previously been a playwright-in-residence at the InspiraTO festival. She has a professional background as a journalist and...
Mirella is a Toronto-born writer who has spent the last several years in New York and Los Angeles, in proper nomadic fashion. Her work has been recognized by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as an award winner, twice, and she was selected as a fellow for the Film Independent Labs. She's previously been a playwright-in-residence at the InspiraTO festival. She has a professional background as a journalist and a hard-to-kick tendency to write in the space between fact and fiction. She holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she focused on playwriting with thesis advisor, Lisa Kron. Please visit MirellaC.com and www.nyugradplaywrights2016.com/mirella-christou for more. Also loves to do #dramaturgy.

Plays

  • Journey to the End of the Night
    It's a low point for Rafael after he loses all his money and is rendered homeless except for his one friend's apartment, which is fine except that friend just jumped off New York's least iconic bridge. Rafael searches for home in a country that's suffocating him and those closest to him. They play examines this curious character through the women who constellate him.
    The O'Neill...
    It's a low point for Rafael after he loses all his money and is rendered homeless except for his one friend's apartment, which is fine except that friend just jumped off New York's least iconic bridge. Rafael searches for home in a country that's suffocating him and those closest to him. They play examines this curious character through the women who constellate him.
    The O'Neill Theater Centre, 2019: "Your voice, and your ideas, have made a significant impact on our office."
  • Sounding Off in a Sound Proof Room
    A dark satire about a young journalist, Cassandra, who dreams of landing a television on-air job, except her lingering speech impediment could quell her chances. In a one-on-one session with a freshly implanted, trauma-ridden colleague, everything spirals out of control.