Chris Cragin Day

Associate Professor of English and Theater

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Chris Cragin Day holds an MFA in Theater from Baylor University and a BA in Theater from Oklahoma Baptist University and a BA in Psychology from Oklahoma Baptist University. She is an alumna of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writer’s Group (where her play The River Nun, was presented in the 2009 EWG Spotlight Series) and the O’Neill National Music Theater Conference (where her musical, Son of a Gun, co-written with Don and Lori Chaffer of Waterdeep, was workshopped and presented). Most recently, her play, Martin Luther on Trial, (commissioned by and developed with Max McLean of Fellowship of the Performing Arts), received an Off-Broadway run followed by two national tours. Her play, Foster Mom, won the New Play Award at Premiere Stages and received a production there. Her play, A Woman, was part of 59E59th’s Summer Shorts series in NYC. Her musical, The Unusual Tale of Mary and Joseph’s Baby, co-written with Don Chaffer, played at The Fringe NYC, and then enjoyed a production at River and Rail Theater, followed by two Mid-West tours. Her play, Tornado, played at Luna Stage. Her play, The Rare Biosphere, will play at Sea Dog Theater, NYC, spring of 2019.

Other New York productions include Son of a Gun at Joe’s Pub and The Beckett Theater, and EMILY, produced by Firebone Theatre at Theater Row. Chris has received commissions from Pacific Theater, Fellowship of the Performing Arts, Spark and Echo Arts, and ArtWithin. She was recently awarded the Alumni of Excellence award at OBU. Chris and her husband, Steve Day, are founding members of Firebone Theatre. (

Time at King's: Fall 2011 to July 2023


M.F.A. Theater
Baylor University

B.A. Theater
Oklahoma Baptist University

B.A. Psychology
Oklahoma Baptist University