Christopher Diercksen is a director and developer of new plays. As a storyteller, he is always striving to forge a human connection within the world of the play between characters and the audience. He is often drawn to themes of empathy, feminism, the hero's journey, and subversion of the status quo. Production History: Lucia di Lammermoor (New York Opera Exchange); The Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens (The Secret Theatre); By Rights We Should Be Giants (Lunar Energy Productions); The Seagull (Wandering Bark Theatre Company). As a developer of new work, Christopher is often directing workshops, readings, and small festival productions having served perviously as Producing Director for New Voices Project, a new play workshop at the Secret Theatre: The Tragedies by Sarah Bernstein; Encryption by August Schulenburg; The Unlikely Ascent of Sybil Stevens by Kari Bentley Quinn. Other companies he has worked with: New York Neo-Futurists; Capslock Theater Company; FullStop Collective; Red Fern Theatre; Horsetrade Theater Group; Mission To Ditmars. Christopher studied at Albright College and is an alumnus of The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center where he frequently returns to direct and teach at the Young Playwrights Festival.