Christopher Dimond



Biography

Christopher Dimond’s most recent musical, Dani Girl (with music by Michael Kooman), has been work-shopped at such venues as the Kennedy Center's New Visions/New Voices Festival, American Conservatory Theatre, the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theater Workshop, and CAP-21.  The duo’s song cycle Homemade Fusion has been produced at Carnegie Mellon University, the Pittsburgh CLO’s Late Night Cabaret, the Zipper Theater, Monday Night New Voices: Chicago, and has been featured in several NAMT showcases.  Selections from Homemade Fusion have been performed at colleges and theaters across the country. 

Mr. Dimond was a 2007 playwright in residence at the Hangar Theatre for his one-act Burying Barbie.  He was a fellow at the O’Neill Music Theater Conference and attended the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Workshop.  Other works include Homeless: The Musical and Confessions of an 8th Grade Nobody (both with music by Suzanne Polak), and Shakespeare on Drugs (Outstanding Production, Pittsburgh New Works Festival, 2002). Chris Dimond is the recipient of the ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award, the KCACTF Music Theater Award, 2nd Place in the Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting, an ASCAPLUS Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Fellowship, the Schubert Fellowship for Dramatic Writing, the Mary Marlin Fisher Playwriting Award, and was a finalist for the John Cauble Award.  He holds degrees from Duquesne University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Carnegie Mellon University.  He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and ASCAP.
Christopher Dimond