Christopher M. Walsh is creating plays
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patrons

Hello, and Welcome! I'm Chris, and I'm a playwright and actor based in Chicago, IL. I've appeared on stage with a number of theatre companies in and around the Chicago area including Steppenwolf Theatre, and my artistic home at Lifeline Theatre in Rogers Park. I've also managed to make it onto television a handful of times, with roles on Chicago Fire and Betrayal.

As a playwright, my original Sherlock Holmes pastiche Miss Holmes, originally produced by Lifeline Theatre, is available through Dramatic Publishing. My adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, also originally produced by Lifeline Theatre, are published by Sordelet Ink, and are available for purchase through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Other plays include an adaptation of The City & The City by China Miéville, and a musical adaptation of Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman, written in collaboration with composer/lyricist Christopher Kriz. I was nominated for a Jeff Award in 2014 for A Tale of Two Cities, and my radio play Fracture Zone won the coveted Bloody Axe Award in WildClaw Theatre’s 2014 Deathscribe Festival of horror radio plays.

Sounds kinda fancy, no?

Like most theatre artists, a lot of my time is spent working "real" jobs, and devoting every other spare second to my art. In my case, that usually means office temp work. It would be nice to need to do that a little less. I'd like to spend more time writing and submitting and auditioning and making theatre, and less time stressing about scraping together the next mortgage payment. Basically.

My patrons will have a chance to follow along as I document the process behind my various artistic processes, both as a writer and actor - and occasionally when I branch out and do other stuff as well. I've got a handful of projects coming up. I hope you'll join me on the journey.

Thanks for stopping by!
Tiers
Balcony
$2 or more per month

I'm so glad you're here! Balcony ticket holders will receive:

  • My undying thanks
  • Access to my periodic patron-only blog posts on my process as I write and develop new scripts, and as I audition, rehearse, and perform on stage.
Mezzanine
$5 or more per month

Mezzanine ticket holders will receive the benefits listed above, plus

  • Access to a digital collection of my unpublished plays, one-acts, and radio plays in PDF, EPUB, or MOBI formats.
Orchestra
$10 or more per month

Orchestra ticket holders will receive the benefits listed above, plus

  • A signed copy of one of my published plays - Miss Holmes, A Tale of Two Cities, or The Count of Monte Cristo. (Please note that it will take about 4-6 weeks for delivery.)
Box Seat
$25 or more per month

Box Seat ticket holders will receive all of the benefits listed above, plus

  • Are you an aspiring playwright or screenwriter? If so, I will read your current work in progress and provide a detailed written critique.* (In case you're wondering if I'm qualified, I did spend 3 years as a literary manager for a theatre company, and I currently provide this service for Northwestern University's playwriting program.)


*Two scripts per patron per year. I reserve the right to adjust that number depending on how many I get.

What are you, my parents?
$50 or more per month

I mean, seriously. That's awesome of you. I don't even have a name for this tier. In addition to everything listed above, members of this tier will receive

  • Signed copies of all 3 of my published plays
  • A Special Thanks in my next published work*


*I cannot guarantee that there actually will be a next published work, but that is certainly the goal. If it happens, your name is going in there.

Goals
32% complete
When I hit $100 per month, I will release the script for an all-new 10-minute radio play, exclusive for my patrons.
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Hello, and Welcome! I'm Chris, and I'm a playwright and actor based in Chicago, IL. I've appeared on stage with a number of theatre companies in and around the Chicago area including Steppenwolf Theatre, and my artistic home at Lifeline Theatre in Rogers Park. I've also managed to make it onto television a handful of times, with roles on Chicago Fire and Betrayal.

As a playwright, my original Sherlock Holmes pastiche Miss Holmes, originally produced by Lifeline Theatre, is available through Dramatic Publishing. My adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, also originally produced by Lifeline Theatre, are published by Sordelet Ink, and are available for purchase through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Other plays include an adaptation of The City & The City by China Miéville, and a musical adaptation of Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman, written in collaboration with composer/lyricist Christopher Kriz. I was nominated for a Jeff Award in 2014 for A Tale of Two Cities, and my radio play Fracture Zone won the coveted Bloody Axe Award in WildClaw Theatre’s 2014 Deathscribe Festival of horror radio plays.

Sounds kinda fancy, no?

Like most theatre artists, a lot of my time is spent working "real" jobs, and devoting every other spare second to my art. In my case, that usually means office temp work. It would be nice to need to do that a little less. I'd like to spend more time writing and submitting and auditioning and making theatre, and less time stressing about scraping together the next mortgage payment. Basically.

My patrons will have a chance to follow along as I document the process behind my various artistic processes, both as a writer and actor - and occasionally when I branch out and do other stuff as well. I've got a handful of projects coming up. I hope you'll join me on the journey.

Thanks for stopping by!

Recent posts by Christopher M. Walsh

Tiers
Balcony
$2 or more per month

I'm so glad you're here! Balcony ticket holders will receive:

  • My undying thanks
  • Access to my periodic patron-only blog posts on my process as I write and develop new scripts, and as I audition, rehearse, and perform on stage.
Mezzanine
$5 or more per month

Mezzanine ticket holders will receive the benefits listed above, plus

  • Access to a digital collection of my unpublished plays, one-acts, and radio plays in PDF, EPUB, or MOBI formats.
Orchestra
$10 or more per month

Orchestra ticket holders will receive the benefits listed above, plus

  • A signed copy of one of my published plays - Miss Holmes, A Tale of Two Cities, or The Count of Monte Cristo. (Please note that it will take about 4-6 weeks for delivery.)
Box Seat
$25 or more per month

Box Seat ticket holders will receive all of the benefits listed above, plus

  • Are you an aspiring playwright or screenwriter? If so, I will read your current work in progress and provide a detailed written critique.* (In case you're wondering if I'm qualified, I did spend 3 years as a literary manager for a theatre company, and I currently provide this service for Northwestern University's playwriting program.)


*Two scripts per patron per year. I reserve the right to adjust that number depending on how many I get.

What are you, my parents?
$50 or more per month

I mean, seriously. That's awesome of you. I don't even have a name for this tier. In addition to everything listed above, members of this tier will receive

  • Signed copies of all 3 of my published plays
  • A Special Thanks in my next published work*


*I cannot guarantee that there actually will be a next published work, but that is certainly the goal. If it happens, your name is going in there.