Tori and Mabelle talk with Christian St. Croix, an emerging talent in the theatre world who is no stranger to theatre-making. Christian shares his theatrical journey, the evolution of his play, “Monsters of the American Cinema,” and the importance of tenacity and hope.
Writing prompt (courtesy of Christian St. Croix)
Write a 10-minute duo-logue with two characters where each character tells a seemingly different story that connects at the end somehow. Christian shares the inspiration for this prompt based on a YouTube story between two police officers – one retired, and one currently on the police force.
Enjoy the world premiere of Christian’s play “Monsters of the American Cinema” via ArtsWest’s full 2021-2022 season, both in person and as pre-recorded videos (released exclusively to online ticketholders) https://www.artswest.org/21-22-season/
Check out Christian’s as one of the People to Watch featured in American Theatre Magazine’s Role Call https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/07/14/6-theatre-workers-you-should-know-42/
Why is Santee called Klantee? Read this commentary from the San Diego Union Tribune: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/story/2020-05-15/commentary-santee-a-hotbed-for-white-supremacist-sentiment
Christian St. Croix’s Full Bio:
Christian St. Croix is a queer, Black multi-genre playwright. He wrote a book of prose and poetry called “M.” and he was recently featured in American Theatre Magazine’s Role Call: People to Watch installment. His works include Zack, winner of the 2021 Young-Howze Theatre Award for Best Comedic Writing; And All the Birds Loved Her, an audio play commissioned by Blindspot Collective and the La Jolla Playhouse and Follow the Fireflies, a monologue published in New World Theatre’s 08:46 collection celebrating Black writers.