Chris Kipiniak

Chris Kipiniak (Change the Bee) is an actor, writer and playwright. Plays include Stalled, which played at the Kraine Theatre in New York City and later as part of the Hangar Theatre Lab in association with the Drama League Directing Fellowhip; Pass the Buck and For the First Time, Together Again!, two children’s plays commissioned by the McCarter Theatre’s First Stage Company; The Big Search, a children’s play commissioned by the Middleground Theatre; and The Nature of the Beast, a modern-gothic, zombie-romance; Save The World, which played at the American Theater of Actors, produced by the Roundtable Ensemble. Most recently his short play, IIIINSAAAAAAAANE! was part of Horse Trade Theater Group's evening of, "6 Short Plays About Hope." He is also a freelance writer and has worked with Marvel comics writing Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man, the limited series Nightcrawler and for the anthology Amazing Fantasy. His first piece of travel-writing, “Magic Carpet Ride,” was published in the travel anthology, Encounters With the Middle East. As an actor he has appeared on Broadway in Mary Zimmerman’s Tony-winning adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, which he also performed off-broadway and at regional theatres such as the Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, and Berkeley Repertory. Other New York acting credits include Stalled, Kit Marlowe at the Public Theatre, Silence with the Roundtable Ensemble, Baby Girl with Partial Comfort Productions, Gift with Rising Phoenix at the New York International Fringe Festival, and How To Act Around Cops with Singularity company at both the New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals and at the Soho Theatre in London.

Shows participated in:
The Drafts Fest: Pre-Existing Condition (2009 - 10) Playwright
Six Plays About Hope (2008 - 09) Playwright
How to Act Around Cops (2003 - 04) Performer