Christopher Adams is a British-American playwright living and working in London, UK. He was a member of the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme (2011) and Studio Writers Group (2013), the Arcola Theatre’s writing group (2015), and the Orange Tree Collective (2015-2016). He is a member of Playdate. From 2011-2012 he was a US Fulbright Scholar at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, studying modern Chinese playwriting. His full-length and short plays have been performed in London, Birmingham, Dublin, and Shanghai. His plays Lynchburg (2013) and Haunts (2015) were long-listed for the Bruntwood Prize. His adaptation of Antigone toured with Actors of Dionysus in autumn 2017, and his latest play Tumulus, a 'queer noir', opened at VAULT Festival 2018.
Christopher’s plays explore race, religion, politics, and modern society through a twisted, darkly humorous sensibility.
In his academic life, Christopher is a bibliographer and textual editor. He is a co-editor of The Collected Works of John Ford: Volumes II & III (OUP, forthcoming 2017). He teaches on the ‘Introduction to the Principles of Descriptive Bibliography’ course at Rare Book School (University of Virginia), and has written on John Ford for the Globe Theatre.