James Christy
Princeton, NJ
LOVE AND COMMUNICATION (Passage Theatre, Barrymore Winner), A GREAT WAR (Iron Age Theatre, Sept, 2015), and AT LIBERTY HALL (Premiere Stages, Sept. 2014)


Full length plays: A GREAT WAR: Production, Iron Age Theatre, September 2015, Barrymore Nomination, Best New Play;  AT LIBERTY HALL: workshop production Premiere Stages, Fall 2014, 2nd place, Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Youth Play Competition; LOVE AND COMMUNICATION: Playpenn Playwrights Conference, July 2010, production by Passage Theatre in October 2010, winner, the Brown Martin Barrymore Award in 2011; EGYPTIAN SONG: finalist Eugene O’Neill conference 2016; NEVER TELL:  Broken Watch Theatre Company, August 2006, published by Playscripts Inc., April 2007. PUT THEM AWAY: finalist, New Jersey Playwrights contest from William Paterson University, 2013.


Honors/Awards: Dramatists Guild Fellow 2016/2017; Winner, Actors Theater of Louisville's Heideman Award for best short play 2001; Winner, Brown-Martin Barrymore Award, 2011.


“Mr. Christy has a real gift for contemporary, insightful, darkly funny dialogue that reflects believable human interaction.” – Anita Gates, NY Times August, 2006 re: NEVER TELL

"A powerful new play... to pull out the rug from an audience and make it gasp even once is an achievement; to do it twice is close to miraculous."—Peter Filichia, NJ Star Ledger, October 2010, re: LOVE AND COMMUNICATION

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by James Christy

In 1905, the German high command developed a secret war plan for a surprise attack to defeat the French army in six weeks. While the strategy was deeply flawed, it was regarded with near religious fervor in the military. It would become the basis for the start of World War I.

A Great War tells the story of two soldiers: Cuttner, an ambitious officer who uses the misguided war plan to further his career, even at the expense of his own troops, and Weis, a patriotic Jewish private who survives the bloodiest battles of the war before discovering the truth about how it was started.

by James Christy

“A face touched by God.” Samuel Holden is by all accounts, a spectacularly beautiful child. His parents, school administrators, therapists and lawyers fighting about the best way to treat his autism all agree on that. And practically nothing else.

His father Rob will do anything necessary – anything -- to get Samuel into a private school with a years-long waiting list. For his mother Megan, the answer is a relatively new therapy patented by a charismatic doctor. As these increasingly desperate efforts take them in different directions, their marriage -- and their relationship with their son -- hang in the balance.

MEGAN HOLDEN: Mid 30s. Caucasian. ROB HOLDEN: Mid 30s, Megan’s husband, Caucasian. JULIA: Mid 30s, professional. SILVERMAN: 40s, may be short. REGINA: 30s/40s, Latino or African American. Also plays PARENT #1. EPHRAIM: Early 20s. Also plays PARENT #2.