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Christian Gill

Christian Gill

Christian Gill - A native Houstonian and aspiring theatre maker, Christian Gill graduated from the University of Houston with a BFA in Playwriting and Dramaturgy. His theatrical pursuits led him to work at various Houston Theatres while being a fan of all of them. Most recently he joined Rec Room Writers, a writers group located in downtown Houston. With the resurrection of the American Theatre incoming, Christian hopes to create some great art very soon.




MOST POPULAR ARTICLES

BWW Review: BORN WITH TEETH Brings High-Class Elizabethan Fan Fiction to The Alley Theatre
May 12, 2022

Everyone has those important artists they dream of seeing together, the genius writers who if locked in a room together would have some of the greatest conversations. The wonderful thing about fiction is how we can bring life to those conversations and make them just as exciting as we imagine they are.

BWW Review: BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS Gives Light to the Absurdity of the Human Experience at Firecracker Productions
April 25, 2022

There's an unmistakable sadness to Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's Bob: A Life in Five Acts. What makes the show stand out is the playwright's choice to present Bob's life story in the form of an absurdist comedy. When tragedy strikes, as it does suddenly and often, it always comes in the form of something completely ridiculous.

BWW Review: DOG ACT Depicts Art at the End of the World at Main Street Theater
March 29, 2022

Liz Duffy Adams' Dog Act is as much a depiction of the future as it is a nostalgia play about theatre people. The characters have no audience other than each other, and while they find joy in their own performance, the actors seem to feel the same love.

BWW Interview: Liz Duffy Adams Shares Her Inspirations & Writing Process for DOG ACT at Main Street Theatre
March 23, 2022

'I think I write parts that actors want to play. Because, in a way, I'm writing parts that I would want to play. It's this sort of language and storytelling and character-driven nature of my work, even as you know, the heart is the humanity of it. And I think that's attractive to actors, and hence to directors and audience.'

BWW Review: A Modern Adaptation of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Comes to The Alley Theatre
March 14, 2022

This take on Jane Austen's classic novel, adapted by Kate Hamil, adds a great deal of humor to the surroundings of the story. The production could have easily lost the heart of the piece by over bloating the comedy, but by keeping it, for the most part, with the ensemble players we're allowed to take in the breadth of the emotions.

BWW Review: The Alley Theatre Presents a Challenging Portrait of the U.S. in AMERIKIN
February 18, 2022

There's a question at the heart of Chisa Hutchison Amerikin. Should we sympathize with hateful people? The piece in many ways acts as an exercise in empathy. We have characters willing to do reprehensible things yet suffer great turmoil. Do they deserve sympathy? If they do, whose job is it to give it to them?

BWW Review: Vichet Chum Brings Back the Early 2000's to The Alley Theatre
January 27, 2022

The story of Vichet Chum's High School Play revolves around the Texas UIL program but it's also about everything. If you have any sort of experience with High School Theater then this play will likely speak to you.

BWW Review: Classical Theatre Brings a Century-Old Sci-Fi Classic to Houston
January 26, 2022

Classical Theatre Company has brought R.U.R. to Houston. It quickly became apparent that there were no clear rules on what could happen next. A transition could cover ten years or a few seconds. A character's attitude on death could be funny or horrifying. As the play went on it became clear that this performance would stick in my head for a while.

BWW Review: Mildred's Umbrella Presents the Regional Premiere of EL HURACAN
November 17, 2021

After a two-year absence, Mildred Umbrella comes back with the regional premiere of El Huracan by Charise Castro Smith. This production reopens a theatre, reestablishes their commitment to telling female-centric stories, and promises a more diverse future for Mildred's Umbrella where they continue to tell stories about people from many different backgrounds. To do all this, and probably a lot more, they've come back with a play that's up to the task.

BWW Review: 72 MILES TO GO Brings a Story of Familial Love and Heartbreak to the Alley Theatre
October 21, 2021

Review: 72 Miles to Go is how every character has a life beyond the central issue.

BWW Review: Firecracker Production's PIPELINE Brings Intimacy to the Houston Theatre Scene
October 18, 2021

Immersion begins with the space. A company makes a statement as soon as the audience steps through the door. The space can be pretentious, epic, ominous, and so much more. In the case of the Firecracker Production's performance of Dominique Morisseau's Pipeline I would describe the space using the words 'intimate' and 'endearing.' There's a special charm to a play being performed out of a warehouse. My favorite quirk is the sound of cars driving outside in the middle of the night. Who's to say the characters aren't hearing those same cars?

BWW Review: SWEAT at The Alley Theatre
October 13, 2021

The plight of the blue-collar workers in Reading, Pennsylvania reflects the tensions facing many working Americans. For some people, it's easier to blame those close by than the real causes of their pain. For many Americans people of color become the fall guys that excuse the greed of the rich and powerful. A detail that sticks out to me from Lynn Nottage's Sweat is how much time blue-collar characters spend blaming a black woman for her moderate gains, while barely any blame gets thrown at the CEO of the company ripping them off. If you can't hurt the people in charge, then you might go after someone you can.

BWW Review: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at Apprentice Productions
July 12, 2021

Apprentice Productions opens in Houston with a production of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED).