Hello and Welcome!

March 6, 2009

This is the official internet presence of the illustrious playwright and novelist Chris Braak.  This is the place to get all of your Chris Braak information, Chris Braak merchandise, Chris Braak news, and to deliver your Chris Braak Love Letters.

What you’re reading right now is a helpful navigation post, that will give you some handy and pertinent information about Chris Braak, and about the Chris Braak Website Experience.

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Sally Ride Memorial Art

August 9, 2012

“Thus Shall You Go to the Stars”

Dr. Sally Ride passed away recently.  She was the first American woman in space, and she was an inspiration to a lot of people.  In response to her death, my friend Casey Conan — to whom Sally Ride was particularly inspirational — made the art above.

I think it is pretty fantastic, so this is what I want I am going to do.

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August 9, 2012

My play, Glossolalia, is one of the 40 finalists in the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival (SFOOBSPF, I guess?).  My friend Casey made me a poster to help advertise it.

I like it.  My understanding is that I will actually have to battle in a kind of Thunderdome-style competition with the other playwrights, so I am practicing my swinging-a-chainsaw-while-attached-to-bungee-cords as we speak.

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Mr. Stitch Available October 1st!

September 25, 2010

Finally!  The long-awaited and much-delayed sequel to the incomprehensibly successful The Translated Man will be made available for public consumption!  Mr. Stitch drops on October 1st — we’ll be having an exciting, virtual “launch party” over at Threat Quality Press to celebrate this new epic milestone on Chris Braak’s journey of awesome.

Also available at that time will be Burn Down Bloody Twilight, an epic fantasy by TQP co-founder and contributer Jeff Holland.

[UPDATE!]  Here it is you suckers!



August 6, 2010

Empress of the Moon is the first production undertaken by the Iron Age’s new SOE.

A new play by Chris Braak (author of The Life of John Henry), Empress of the Moon is a grossly historically-inaccurate portrayal of British, Restoration playwright Aphra Behn, the first woman to make her living as a professional writer. It features SWORDFIGHTS and DISGUISES, and explores the mutable nature of identity and what we use to create our own histories.

Empress of the Moon opens on August 13th, at the Second Stage Theater at the Adrienne. NOT ONLY THAT! Opening night of Empress of the Moon will be livecast on www.io9.com.



A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

April 18, 2010

Largely a successful venture, if I do say so myself:  I am presently performing as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre.  Attend, at once!

Here is a review of it in the Inquirer.


Chris Braak: The Most Famous Man in Norristown

November 6, 2009

Of course I am the most famous man in Norristown, as evidenced by the following articles about ME:

from Montgomery News

and The Times Herald

This is all pursuant the WORLD PREMIERE of my newest play, The Life of John Henry.  To which, if you are a sensible human being, you have already bought tickets.


Theatrical Presentations

March 31, 2009

Feeling like the Website Experience just isn’t ENOUGH experience?  You might be interested in attending some theater in Philadelphia, then!

You can see Chris Braak in Iron Age Theater’s production of Birdy, by Naomi Wallace.  This is NOT Bye-Bye Birdie.  It is a completely different play, though about equally homoerotic.

You can ALSO see the dramatic version of “The Locked Eye,” a one-act play about…uh…well, there’s ghosts, and a machine, and…look, it’s creepy.  Just go on over to Vagabond Acting Troupe’s One-Act Play Festival and have a look.