Writers Block: An Absurd Comedy

July 2018

Writers Block: An Absurd Comedy with Lofty Ambitions

World Premier

The Drama Committee of Phillips’ Mill is thrilled to announce the first staged production of Emmy award-winning playwright Chris Canaan’s “Writers Block: An Absurd Comedy with Lofty Ambitions.”

“Writers Block: An Absurd Comedy with Lofty Ambitions” is a madcap romp through the quirky but tortured mind of a writer who is plagued by the specter that deep down he is shallow. His inability to resolve his play – or his life – twist, turn, crash and burn until he literally becomes a prisoner of his own dysfunctional imagination. With the help of his wife and muse he realizes the only true resolution comes from the heart, and not the mind.

Chris Canaan

Chris Canaan is an Emmy award-winning writer/producer transplant from Los Angeles.  Now living with his wife in New Hope, he is devoting his time to teaching and writing plays for theater.  Chris earned his MFA at UCSD and taught screenwriting at UCLA.  His credits include writing and producing movies and mini-series for CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, Showtime, Hallmark and Starz Encore.  He won an Emmy with Michael Mann for the mini series ”Drug Wars:  The Camarena Story,” wrote for the 1990’s series “Walker, Texas Ranger” and wrote the movie “Little Girl Lost:  The Delimar Vera Story.”  Credits are too numerous to list in their entirety.


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Illustration of the Phillips' Mill -Artist: Kathie Jankauskus