Craig Pospisil

CRAIG POSPISIL is an award-winning playwright, a filmmaker and essayist. He is the author MONTHS ON END, SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN, THE DUNES, LIFE IS SHORT, and CHOOSING SIDES, all published by Dramatists Play Service. His works in progress include THE POLES OF INACCESSIBILITY and WATER/MUSIC. He is a six-time Heideman Award finalist and received the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival’s award for Excellence in Playwriting. MONTHS ON END had its world premiere at the Purple Rose Theater Company and has been produced around the country, as well as in Australia and Hong Kong. Craig adapted and directed the first scene from MONTHS as a short film called JANUARY, which was accepted into over a dozen film festivals, including the Berkshire International Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, and Cayman International Film Festival. SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN premiered at Detroit Repertory Theater and went on to more than seventy productions, including ones in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Paris.

In recent years, Craig collaborated with Arlene Hutton, Lynne Halliday, and James Hindman to write THE GORGES MOTEL, which premiered at the 20th New York International Fringe Festival. The authors also wrote ONE CHRISTMAS EVE AT EVERGREEN MALL, which premiered at the 21st FringeNYC, and BY THE NUMBERS, a collection of short plays inspired by math theorems, published here at TRW Plays.

Craig was the head writer for theAtrainplays, for which he has written sixteen short plays and musicals, including IT’S NOT YOU, TOURIST ATTRACTION and THE BEST WAY TO GO, which are published by Playscripts in theAtrainplays and theAtrainplays, Vol. 2. IT’S NOT YOU also appears in the anthology Take Ten II: New Ten Minute Plays and was translated and published in An Anthology of Contemporary American Short Plays in Beijing. TOURIST ATTRACTION is collected in Best Stage Scenes 2006. Another Atrainplay FREE had runs at the City Theatre in Miami and Rogue Machine Theatre in Los Angeles.

Other publications include ON THE EDGE in Under Thirty: Plays for a New Generation; THERE’S NO HERE HERE in The Best American Short Plays 2014-2015; PERCHANCE in the Best Ten Minute Plays 2006; HAPPENSTANCE in The Best Ten Minute Plays 2015; THE BIG SHELL in The Best Ten Minute Plays 2019; and his one-act DISSONANCE is included in Best American Short Plays 2010-2011.

Craig’s work has been seen at New World Stages, Bay Street Theater, New York Musical Festival, Barrington Stage Company, Cherry Lane Studio Theater, City Theatre (Miami), Ensemble Studio Theatre, Road Theatre and Stage West Theater, and has been performed in Austria, Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Samoa, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. His plays have been translated into eight languages, and MONTHS ON END and LIFE IS SHORT were published by Jiritsu Shobo in Tokyo.

In addition to playwriting, Craig contributes essays to Frenchly, a webzine focused on French culture and travel. Also, he was the editor of The Apartment Complex and Somewhere in America, two volumes of previously unpublished plays by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge; Outstanding Men’s Monologues and Outstanding Women’s Monologues, Volumes 1 and 2; Outstanding Short Plays, Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4, which are published by DPS. A native New Yorker, Craig attended Wesleyan University, received his Master of Fine Arts from New York University’s Dramatic Writing Department and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. He lives in New York with his wife Bloomberg TV news anchor Alix Steel and their daughter.