Writing

"Christopher's mind is dazzling. [He] should be required reading for anyone deeply interested in what it is to be alive."

Books

The Best Small Fictions 2017. An anthology edited by Amy Hempel and Tara L. Masih. ©2017.

Hoopty Time Machines: fairy tales for grown ups. A wistful collection of domestic fabulism, from Atticus Books. ©2016.

Work and Other Essays. "Silly, heartbreaking, and unlike any you've seen before," with musings about Kyle MacLachlan, jackhammers, Sacramento, and getting hit by a van. ©2014.

Recent Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

"A Crack" (Pigeonholes, April 2020)
"All the Things We'll Never Have" (X-Ray, December 2019)
"Demonology" (decomp, January 2021)
"Hungry" (Threadcount, November 2018)
"The Interview" (performed by James Ward Byrkit and City Lights Theater, October 2020)
"Seven One-Sentence Stories" (New Limestone Review, May 2018)
"This is a superhero story" (Bending Genres, June 2020)
"Unattended" (Jellyfish Review, Summer 2018)
"Voodoo" (performed by James Ward Byrkit and City Lights Theater, October 2020)

Recent Essays and Journalism

"Raw Power: Welcome to the Land of Renewable Energy" (Honeysuckle, September 2019)

Selected Screenplays

Avalon (series)
The Calling (series)
Disassembly (series)
Free Fall (series)
Live From Mars (series)
Love in the Time of Kaiju (series)
Sea of Dreams (feature)
Upstate (feature)
Wunderland (series)

Selected Stageplays

The Box. Co-writer on a narrative experiment with Sacred Fools Theater Company. Created by Padraic Duffy and Hans Gelpke. Other collaborators include Paula Cizmar, Jon Jory, Caridad Svich, and Mac Wellman.

Clyt at Home: The Clytemnestra Project. Written with Katharine Noon and produced by The Ghost Road Ensemble. Performed in A.S.K. Common Ground Festival, the KO Festival of Performance, and as part of Home Siege Home at [Inside] the Ford and the Getta Villa. Shortlisted by the LA Weekly as Best Play and Best Adaptation in Los Angeles.

The Man Who Looked for the World in a Fortune Cookie (and Found It). Developed and produced by Theatre of NOTE, Los Angeles.

Dramaturg/new play development with A.S.K. Theater Projects, Circle X Theatre Co., Ensemble Studio Theatre, the McCarter Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, Theatre of NOTE, the Walnut Street Theatre, the Wilma Theater, others.

Residencies & Fellowships

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Fiction.
The Cabin at Shotpouch Creek. Sponsored by Oregon State University's Spring Creek Project.
The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. Screenwriting.
International Screenwriters' Association. Fast Track Fellow.
Los Angeles Writers' Grotto. Resident.
Middlebury Script Lab. Fellow.
Padua Playwrights. Intensive in playwriting.
Pataphysics West. Writing for television.
Yefe Nof. California Writing Residency.

Education

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. BA: Philosophy and Theatre Arts
  • California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. MFA: Creative Writing and Theatre
  • The New School, New York, NY. Coursework in Media Studies, Philosophy.