John Christian Plummer
Cold Springs, NY
theater playwright and director
John Christian Plummer is a writer/director. When he was 21, John founded the Actors Shakespeare Company in Albany, NY, directing 14 free productions including his original scripts Moliere’s Shorts and Nights of Carnival, both of which were developed at Atlanta’s Theater Emory. John co-scripted and directed the internationally touring clown shows Get Lost and Chaotica for Gams on the Lam and the world premiere staging of James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room in London. His Twelfth Night production was the subject of a 2006 PBS documentary; the production was also filmed as its own PBS special. John spent two seasons with the critically acclaimed Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and has worked at regional theatres across the country. Working with 30 children grades 4 – 8, he created stage adaptations of the film classics Star Wars and The Seven Samurai. In 2011, John founded World’s End Theatre and directed The Seagull in a groundbreaking indoor/outdoor staging.
This bio/description was originally published in 2011 and updated in 2013. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).