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Press for MISS HOLMES

My new play Miss Holmes opened on Monday, and I am proud to say that the response so far has been enthusiastically positive. I've taken the liberty of rounding up some of my favorite pull-quotes: "Christopher M. Walsh's 'Miss Holmes' offers a cunning and highly...

What I Meant to Say

On Sunday, August 14th, Lifeline Theatre hosted a "Sneak Peak" event for my upcoming play, Miss Holmes. We do one of these for each mainstage show. Early in the rehearsal process we invite our subscribers and donors to come and watch a couple of scenes and hear about...

Hammer Trinity Vice

If there's anybody left who reads this, you might be wondering where I've been. The answer is Miami. I was there for seven weeks this spring, with the House Theatre of Chicago's production of The Hammer Trinity. It's the longest I've been away from Chicago since I...

Facelift!

The ol' website's gone and got herself a little work done. A little nipping and tucking, a little streamlining, a little smoothing out. I think it looks rather fancy, if I do say so myself. I hope you guys will give it a spin and let me know what you think. I'm deep...

Why I Should Be In the Marvel Movies

Dear Kevin Feige, I am an actor-- WAIT! DON'T STOP READING YET!!! Let me try this again. There is a character in the Marvel universe named after me, and I think you should cast me to play him... me... him. Please let me explain. Christopher M. Walsh first appears in...

Deathscribe 2015

On Monday my other company, WildClaw Theatre, capped off months of hard work with Deathscribe 2015. This year's edition of the annual horror radio play festival was special as it was the first big event for what we're dubbing WildClaw 3.0 - the company that assembled...

Rehearsals

Rehearsals have begun for Lifeline Theatre's upcoming production of Midnight Cowboy, written by my good friend and frequent artistic collaborator Chris Hainsworth. I think this is the seventh show we've worked on together? Or tenth, if you count A Crew of Patches, and...

Have I Told You About SINGLE VERSION Yet?

"The large cockroach skittering, scuttling across my desk doesn’t faze anyone. Except me. No one else even looks at it, I just catch it out of the corner of my eye. People got used to this far too quickly." So begins Single Version, a new sci-fi novel by my friend and...

Basically, I Wish I was Lin-Manuel Miranda

My current obsession is the soundtrack to the Broadway musical Hamilton. If you're reading my blog then I suspect you are in some way a theatre person, and so I will assume you've heard of this show. If you haven't yet listened to the soundtrack, I suggest you do so...

The Fallacy of Meritocracy: Wrapping My Head Around a Concept

The other day, the posting of this article caused something of a buzz among my Facebook friends who are involved in theatre. I myself linked to it, with the (admittedly naive) observation that I agreed with parts of it, but other parts left me scratching my head. The...