Who Are the Playwrights

Phillip Christian Smith

Resident Playwright

2023 — 2030

Phillip Christian Smith (he/him) is a military brat who went to seven different high schools in places as diverse as Ohio, Texas, California, and New Mexico, as well as grammar school in England and Germany. He’s a Fire This Time Festival Playwright, a Tennessee Williams Scholar at Sewanee (current staff), Playwrights Realm Fellow, Lambda Literary Fellow, Winter Playwrights Retreater, and New Dramatists Residency (class of 2030). He directed the fourth production of his play, The Chechens, at Pace University, fall 2022. Current Co-Literary Director of Exquisite Corpse Company and former writer in residence. His work has been supported by Quicksilver, Bennington College, Alliance For The Arts, Primary Stages (Cherry Lane) ESPA, Fresh Ground Pepper, The Adirondack Theatre Festival, Forge, and the 53rd Street New York Public Library. He teaches acting at Pace University and playwriting at Hunter College. BFA University of New Mexico, MFA Yale School of Drama. MFA Hunter College ’23. He is currently working on a Roe Green Commission with The Cleveland Playhouse. www.phillipchristiansmith.com