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CJ Critt – Stage, Solo, and Broadcast Media writing and performance

Writing Highlights – Musicals and Plays:

  • Muscle Bound Cowboys (Lyrics) Desert Rose Theater Palm Springs, Sold out and Extended run, Feb. 2020, Queer Fest-The Kitchen, NYC, 2019.
  • Georgia Dill Project (Libretto-story development) BathHouse Cultural Center, Echo Reads, December, 2018.
  • Elsie Janis and the Boys (Book & Lyrics) Rotunda Theatre Dallas, in 2014 and York Theater Staged Reading in NYC, 2015 & 2016.
  • Dog Life (Book & Lyrics) NJC Univesity, Smithfield Little Theater in Virginia in 2011 and 2012
  • The Black Dahlia (Co-Author Book & Lyrics) York Theater in NYC in 2008.

Cabaret and Solo:

  • By Rail (Book & Lyrics) Solo Nova at PSS 122 in NYC, KD Theater in Dallas, and Smithfield Little Theater in Virginia
  • Suicide at Eight (Book & Lyrics) (Dallas Theater Center)
  • The Angry Girl Sextet (Book & Lyrics, Music and Poetry) (Mac, Deep Ellum Poetry Festival, Big Thought Fest and Pulse Ensemble in NYC
  • Romped Out (Lyrics & Music) West Side Arts & Manhattan Punch Line
  • Cursed With Bigness (Playwright) Soul Rep at DTC in Dallas
  • M-Club (Playwright)  Pulse Ensemble Theater in NYC
  • Urban Pueblo West Bank Theater NYC (Playwright)

Creative and Performing Highlights:

  • Disney Radio – Staff writer, In-house Voice Actor and Talent Coach.
  • 200 titles as Ace Narrator, CJ Critt, for popular audio books for Harper Collins, Recorded Books, Listen Up audio, and BBC America audiobooks.
  • Creator of Narrate Like a Pro and Speak Up! A diction & accents intensive.
  • 100-plus radio and TV commercials booked and performed as a young thespian beating the pavement on Madison Avenue.
  • Union Actor with 30 plus years in AEA, SAG and AFTRA.  Favorite roles include; Rose in The Children, at Stage West, General Cartwright in the DTC production of Guys and Dolls, playing scary mum, Mag, in Beauty Queen of Leenane, at Theater Three, rocking out as Columbia in the international touring company of Rocky Horror Show, butchering Castillian Spanish in El Grande De Coca Cola in Connecticut, playing Ruth in the 25 year revival of Plain and Fancy at NY’s Equity Library Theater and sashaying around the Century Theater in the Broadway Production of Waltz on the Stock with Melvin and Mario Van Peebles.