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Chris York


Christopher is a Yorkshire born-and-bred playwright who was short listed for last year’s Old Vic 12 and has had short plays performed at Arcola Theatre, Arts Theatre and Southwark Playhouse. He is an ensemble member of The Faction. Christopher’s writing is predominantly jukebox – drawing narrative inspirations from albums and music in structurally poetic, broken verse. His play Build A Rocket will follow Yasmin from Scarborough who becomes pregnant by a runaway father and is forced to raise her child alone. The play aims to capture what it is like to raise a child in the working class North East. Build A Rocket asks if every child is born equal. Could a young lad from the North East, raised in a council house become a doctor, astronaut or even Prime Minister?