Plays written by Chris Demos-Brown
OUR LADY OF ALLAPATTAH
WHEN THE SUN SHONE BRIGHTER
FEAR UP HARSH
Captiva – (3M 4W) A family gathers to celebrate an engagement but is torn apart by pent up rivalries in this smart and stinging contemporary dark comedy and 2012 Steinberg Award Nominee.
Our Lady of Allapattah – (3M 1W) The riveting story of two men of different faiths investigating the mysterious appearance of a religious image on the side of a ghetto strip mall. They soon find themselves grappling with a brilliant but morally depraved slumlord owner turned cult leader in this play that explores the tension between faith and friendship.
When the Sun Shone Brighter – (5M 1W) The fictitious story of a charismatic young Cuban-American Mayor running for US Senate. His quest is threatened when he becomes entangled in a web of sex, lies, and ambition in this award-winning drama about terrorism and the American political system in the post-9/11 era.
Fear Up Harsh – (2M 2W) The secret back story behind the awarding of a Congressional Medal of Honor to a wounded Marine emerges in this mercilessly penetrating interrogation about how our need for heroes — a need even among the heroes themselves – can trump the very values of truth, honor and loyalty that they fought to preserve.
Wrongful Death – (1M 3W) Following a fatal plane crash, a struggling personal injury lawyer scampers to sign up the case of a lifetime in this dark comedy that takes a wry, satirical look at the crude ways in which Capitalism places value on human life.
Chris’ writing credits include When the Sun Shone Brighter (2011 Carbonell Award for Best New Work; 2010 Silver Palm Award for Outstanding New Work; Nominee—ACTA Steinberg Award; National New Play Network’s Smith Prize) and Captiva (Steinberg Award; Nominee; Three 2011 Carbonell Award nominations, including Best New Work); Our Lady of Allapattah (Winner—ArtSport New Works Playwriting Contest) and So I Was Wondering… (Heideman Award Finalist). Chris is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Miami School of Law. He also holds graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the University of Geneva. He lives in Miami, Florida with his wife, Stephanie, and his daughters, Katherine and Jillian.