Chris Craddock is an Edmonton based Actor/Producer/Writer. His theatre work in Canada has been recognized with four Sterling Awards and two Dora Mavor Moore Awards, and his film Turnbuckle was nominated for two AMPIA Awards. He is the proud recipient of the Embridge Emerging Artist award, the Centennial Medal for his contribution to the Arts in Alberta, and the Alberta Book Award for his collection of plays for teens Naked at School. His musical BASH’d (co-written and performed with Nathan Cuckow) received a 2007 GLAAD media award for achievement in NYC Theatre. He is currently celecrating the airing of a new comedy series in which he served as lead actor and Head Writer, Tiny Plastic Men on SuperChannel.
Chris graduated from the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting Program in the spring of 1996 and since then he has worked on stages, and in front of cameras, all across Canada.
Chris has created compelling and engaging works for a wide cross-section of audiences. His plays include: PornStar; 321…, Poptart; The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavenaugh, Indulgences; Faithless; DreamLife; SuperEd; Indulgences; The "Tranny" Trilogy; Wrecked; Do it Right; Making Out; Men are Stupid Women are Crazy; Ha! The Day Billy Lived (which was adapted to life on the Native Reserve in co-operation with Debajehmuhjig Theatre of Mantoulin Island); Moving Along (which was featured on Bravo’s Singular Series May, 2005); the fringe hit BoyGroove; and an adaptation of the novel Summer of my Amazing Luck by Miriam Toews.
His plays have been included at the New Repertory Theatre in Boston, The Zipper Theatre in NYC, Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles, Calgary’s Sage Theatre and High Performance Rodeo, The Magnetic North Festival, Vancouver Comedy Festival, Edmonton Comedy Festival, SaskNative Theatre, International Fringe festivals in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, and Orlando.
Chris has returned from New York City, where he was performing Off-Broadway with his award winning musical BASH’d! He is the screenwriter of the bilingual feature film, “The Pharmacist/La Pharmacien”, winner of Best Feature at the Nevada Film Festival. Chris was the 2010 Writer in Residence at the Edmonton Public Library, and is currently writing for the CBC Radio’s The Irrelevant Show, and developing his second season of Tiny Plastic Men.
Chris' second book with NeWest Press, Public Speaking and Other Plays, will be released in Spring 2014.