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Meet the Author: Christopher Cook

Meet the author: Christopher Cook

By Jessica Lewis Date: September 10, 2020 Tags: Author Interviews

Get to know the author behind the beautiful Quick Bright ThingsChristopher Cook!

Describe yourself in one sentence.
I am a beguiling forest nymph. (That’s more aspirational than an accurate one-sentence description, but I really wish it were accurate!)   

What’s something unique about you or something that you like to do?
Something unique about me: I get to work as a therapist by day, and a playwright by night, and I am head-over-heels in love with both jobs. Something I would like to do: I want to learn to play the piano. (I have the piano, now I just need to sit down and practice.)

What are some of your favourite plays?
I am going to go with my tops (in no particular order):
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl: I wish Sarah Ruhl was my older-playwright-sibling because her plays are role-models for my writing.
Les Belles-Soeurs by Michel Tremblay: When I saw this play, I wanted to be a playwright.

What’s something you’ve discovered during the pandemic?
My husband and I really can be around each other 24-7. I’m not sure we’d tried that before this year.

What are you reading these days?
This summer, I fell in love with N. K. Jemisin. So far, I’ve read the Broken Earth series and The City We Became. Also, writing by Kate Bornstein.

What’s something that makes you laugh?
This is for Jonathan Frakes fans (of Star Trek: TNG fame). I laugh every time. :)

Learn more about Christopher:
Christopher Cook is a queer theatre artist and therapist living, creating, and playing in Vancouver. Their writing credits include The Better Parts of MourningStripGerty—Live! In Concert!, and Quick Bright Things. As a therapist, they specialize in counselling members of the queer and trans communities. As a clinician–researcher, their research focuses on exploring the therapeutic significance of artmaking and creativity. Whether through therapy or theatre, Chistopher's goal is to engage your head, heart, and body.

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