I am a Leeds based writer and have had work produced for stage, radio and film across a number of venues and platforms such as the The Lyric Theatre, the Leeds Playhouse and BBC Radio. My writing focuses on unheard voices and I am often motivated by a desire to reflect an ill in the modern world or to shine a light on an area currently overlooked or misunderstood. Ultimately I like to write stories that can challenge opinions, make people see things differently and show people a world they might not have seen before – and if I can make people laugh on the way then everyone’s a winner.
Outside of writing I am involved with Mantality Magazine, inspiring men to live a more comprehensive version of themselves and equipping them to better understand what it is to be a man, particularly in light of the epidemic of male suicide at the moment. I am a regular on their podcast and we have had the pleasure of speaking to some esteemed guests such as Wim Hof, Jamie Bartlett and Danny Cipriani. I also teach and run writing workshops with organisations such as Cast in Doncaster, Hawksworth Older People Support and Chapel FM in East Leeds and am a keen chef briefly running a street food stall I set up, The Bap Street Boys.
O’Connor has definitely got an ear for the honest, crude vernacular. Ruth Carney directs perfectly. There is so much to admire here, and the play proves that some of the very best drama happens outside London.
Chris’ play was sensational last night. The audience were so moved. Such a heartfelt piece.
- Suzette Coon, Artistic Director of Little Pieces Of Gold
Marching On Embers is a beautiful piece that tragically portrays the harsh reality that accompanies radicalisation. If Buglight continue to craft drama and theatre of this calibre, they will undoubtedly continue to speedily ascend as one of Yorkshire's most exciting new companies. I can't wait to see what they do next.