Chris Cragin-Day

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Chris Cragin-Day

Assistant Professor of English and Theater

  • Tenure at King's: Fall 2011 to Present

    ccday@tkc.edu | 212-659-7200

  • M.F.A. Theater

    Baylor University

  • B.A. Theater

    Oklahoma Baptist University

Chris Cragin-Day holds an MFA in Theater from Baylor University and a BA in Theater from Oklahoma Baptist University.

Before coming to King's, she worked as a freelance writer in New York City. Her freelance work includes web video marketing and training scripts and copy, as well as play scripts.

She is an alumna of The Public Theater's Emerging Writer's Group and the O'Neill National Music Theater Conference. Her play THE RIVER NUN, was presented in the 2009 EWG Spotlight Series at The Public Theater.

Other recent New York productions include THE SELFISH GIANT, a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's fairy tale co-written with Michael Castillejos, SON OF A GUN co-written with Don and Lori Chaffer, and EMILY, produced by Firebone Theatre, L&M and MILKING SUCCESS, at the Nuyorican Poets Café, and THEY KNOW SOMETHING WE DON'T and DIG at Horse Trade Theater. SON OF A GUN was also presented at Joe’s Pub and Playwright’s Horizons (hosted by The Drama League), and was a finalist for the Richard Rogers Award.

Beyond New York, Chris's plays have been presented by Burning Coal Theater, Acacia Theater, the Keller Theater, the South East Theater Conference, Baylor University and Garner Webb University. Chris has received commissions from Pacific Theater, Fellowship of the Performing Arts, Spark and Echo Arts, and ArtWithin. Chris and her husband, Steve Day, are founding members of Firebone Theater. (www.firebonetheatre.com)

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