Christian St. Croix is an award-winning playwright and the creative director of Boy and Monster, a theatre collective producing plays that center the Black LGBT experience. He currently resides in San Diego, CA.
Christian’s works include include teen plays, ZACK, a satire on 90s Saturday morning sitcoms, and the streetwear fairytale, Princes, winner of the 2017 San Diego International Fringe Festival Award for Outstanding LGBT Performance.
His most recent play, Monsters of the American Cinema was selected to receive a workshop and full production with Scripps Ranch Theatre's 2018 Out on a Limb New Play Series. It was then produced by Boy and Monster for the 2019 San Diego International Fringe Festival where it won three awards including Artists' Pick and the Cultural Exchange Award winning it a trip to be performed at a Fringe festival abroad. The script was recently added as a reading and study assignment for Carnegie Mellon University's Fall 2019 dramatic writing course, "Playwriting: Writing a Multicultural World".
Outside of writing for theatre, he’s the author of ‘M.’, a collection of prose, poetry and microfiction that Outword Magazine describes as, ”Raw. Real. Radical. Racy.”
You can find him at saintscrossing.com.
When his husband dies, Remy Washington finds himself both the owner of an old drive-in movie theater in Santee, California that specializes in creature features and sharing a trailer with his late husband’s 16-year-old son, "Pup." Remy and Pup have developed a warm and loving familial chemistry but their relationship fractures when Remy learns Pup and his friends have been bullying a gay teen at school. Told through skit and duologue, “Monsters of the American Cinema” is an award-winning tale about fathers and sons, ghosts and monsters that the San Diego Union-Tribune calls "touching and funny", "honest" and "engaging".
"Monsters of the American Cinema" was recently added as a reading and study assignment for Carnegie Mellon University's Fall 2019 dramatic writing course, "Playwriting: Writing a Multicultural World".
Inspired by the Saturday morning teen sitcoms of the early 90s like Saved By the Bell, Zack is a one-act play, set in 1991, that follows Gina and P.J., two teens of color enrolled in a mostly white Southern California high school who find themselves hand-chosen to be members of an elite clique of cool students led by prank-happy new student, Zack.
Prince Charming gets his very own story in this hip, LGBTQ POC take on fairy tales. Cursed with the magical gift of breaking curses with his kiss, "Charm" has kissed a lot of maidens. But what he's always wanted is to be kissed...and not by a maiden.
Sarah Cooper, a white woman in her 40s, loves sweetened cold foam on her coffee, voted for Hilary Clinton and just called the police on a Black man inside of a Starbucks.
"Cold Foam" was written as part of the 2019 That 24-Hour Thing, an annual San Diego event where playwrights, directors and actors have 24 hours to write, direct and rehearse a show before the curtain goes up.
The script for Christian St. Croix's MONSTERS OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA was recently added as a reading and study assignment for Carnegie Mellon University's Fall 2019 dramatic writing course, "Playwriting: Writing a Multicultural World".
Christian St. Croix's MONSTERS OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA won three 2019 San Diego International Fringe Festival Awards: Outstanding Actor for Devin Wade, Artists' Pick and the Cultural Exchange award, winning it a trip to be performed abroad.
Christian St. Croix's MONSTERS OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA was recently reviewed for the San Diego Union-Tribune and chosen as one of the 2019 San Diego International Fringe Festival's Critic's Choice picks. “The touching and funny two-character play is honest, well-acted and engaging.”
Christian St. Croix's latest one-act, MONSTERS OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA, completed its workshop and full production with Scripps Ranch Theatre's 2018 Out on a Limb New Play Series in San Diego, California. It ran July 13-22.