During the past few months, I have joined a small circle of prolific playwrights, most of whom write specifically for students. We're a kind of a support group for playwrights -- asking questions about directors and publishing companies, and prompting the occasional whine session about our small royalty checks. Christian Kiley is one of my newest Facebook friends/fellow playwrights from the group (and for some reasons he doesn't seem to whine nearly as much as I do -- maybe it's just us old guys). He's too busy writing, I guess.
His latest project is a collection of four plays, tentatively titled "The C-Word." (I'll let you stop guessing right now: C stands for cancer.) In May 2012, Christian was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a type of cancer that originates from white blood cells. Fortunately, Christian has been responding positively to his medical treatment, and the whole frightening process has inspired what promises to be one of his most compelling dramatic works to date.Find out more about Christian Kiley and "The C-Word."