Christopher De Paola
CHRISTOPHER DE PAOLA is a playwright, an Emmy Award nominated actor, and a carpenter/builder. Now based in Los Angeles, Christopher's career spans the cities of Chicago, Miami, and New York City. He founded the South Florida Playwrights’ Initiative, a new play development workshop designed to bring new work to the Miami Dade/Broward area. Christopher has assisted New Theatre, Victory Gardens and Chicago Dramatists with new work. He is co-founder of Local 75, a workshop focused on seeking out and developing working class plays. Christopher is an alumnus of the Resident Playwright Program at Chicago Dramatists, where he also co-founded, produced and hosted Instant Theatre, a monthly evening of new work. His play THE IMAGINE MAN was presented in the Victory Gardens festival Ignition: Emerging Playwrights of Color. He spent a season as head writer on the WCIU television series GREEN SCREEN ADVENTURES. His two plays MORNING TRAFFIC and DREAM WATER were commissioned and published by Pearson Education/Scott Foresman. His plays STREETS COME KNOCKING and RECOVERED were presented in Chicago Dramatists' 2006 & 2007 Many Voices Project. Productions include: DIRTY (New Theatre, FL); WHAT I KNEW THEN (NYC); THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN MEN & WOMEN (NYC).