|mark chrisler; playwright||
I'm updating this website. Here's a youtube video play for you in the meantime!
Hi folks, thanks for dropping by! I'm in the process of updating this site with tons of new content and information. But there's still plenty up to peruse right now. If you're an actor, why not look at some of the monologues? Maybe you'll find one to audition with. In a class or looking for short work for a show at your university? Skip on over to "free plays" and you'll find plenty of little, itsy-bitsy pieces available for free! Or, if you look to your right, maybe you want to bring my critically-acclaimed solo show to your classroom/theater/living room/boxcar?
And, for stopping by, please enjoy the video below. It's like a short play, except there are no actors and it happens on your youtubes. Push it up to fullscreen because the resolution is awful.
Thanks for dropping by, and check back soon as all sorts of neat stuff comes online!
Bring "The Art of Painting" to your school, theatre, museum, etc.
I'm trying a little experiment: see, I've got this critically acclaimed solo-show about art, murder, Nazis, sex, thievery, forgery, patricide and history, and I'd love to bring it to you. Maybe you're a university looking for a way to show students a different kind of theater, maybe you're a museum looking to bring painting to life, or maybe you're a theater interested in solid, smart storytelling. Whoever you are, I want to bring this show to you. If you're interested, skip down to the bottom and fill in the form. If you're not, read the absolutely dreamy pull-quotes below and get pumped!
“If “The Art of Painting” were a real art history lecture, it would be a sophomore’s dream. The instructor (Mark Chrisler) is cute, and he makes the lives of long-dead white European men entertaining...
Mr. Chrisler has presence and a way with words.”
-New York Times
“A masterful piece of heady writing...
Brilliantly constructed... Critic’s Pick.”
-Back Stage Magazine
“Provocative... Uncanny... Easy, cool detachment that combines academic hauteur with plain-spoken humor...
Startling eloquence and intellectual depth.” -NYTheatre.com
“A gripping historical narrative of intrigue and forgery... Well-written... Eloquent.”
-Time Out New York