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Podcast 027: Monster Talent of the American Theatre: Christian St. Croix

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.

Show Notes

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.

Check our Christian St. Croix’s website here: http://saintscrossing.com and follow him on  twitter and IG @saintscrossing

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.