Christian Carvajal

Christian Carvajal is an author, director, actor, writer and columnist based in northwestern Washington state. He was OLY ARTS‘ founding, managing editor for two years. He now serves as editor emeritus and is a regular freelance contributor to the publication. Carvajal is also a novelist, whose works can be found at his Amazon author page. His work regularly appears in OLY ARTS and in the Tacoma-based The Weekly Volcano.

Contact any member of the OLY ARTS writing staff at editorial@olyarts.com.

 

Writing by Christian Carvajal

Grab a Slice of the Good Life

By CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL The Yiddish-American word klatch, which can rhyme with either batch...

Well-Told Tales at StoryOly

By Christian Carvajal Professional storyteller Elizabeth Lord has been the host of...

Olympia Little Theatre Triple-Dog-Dares Ya

By Christian Carvajal For many, the 1983 family movie A Christmas Story is an annual...

Duck the Malls

By Christian Carvajal Olympia Film Society’s 16th-annual Duck the Malls fundraiser...

41st Annual Olympia Toy Run

By Christian Carvajal As December begins, the 41st-annual Olympia Toy Run means thousands...

Downtown for the Holidays

By CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL The Olympia Downtown Association presents a cornucopia of holiday...

Jesse Morrow and Nicholas Main play Harper and Prior in SPSCC's Angels in America.

Better Angels: The Great Work Arrives

THEATER REVIEW by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS What an inspiring, majestic mountain...

Space Invaders at Lakewood Playhouse

By Christian Carvajal “Across an immense ethereal gulf,” a voice intoned,...

The Creative Thinking Behind Washington’s New Certified Creative Districts

By Christian Carvajal We all know the state of Washington is proud of its creativity....

Dry Powder: Explosive

By Christian Carvajal In a surprise August move, Harlequin Productions cancelled its...

StoryOly Grand Slam

By Christian Carvajal As StoryOly completes its third season of raconteurial...

Lakewood Playhouse Celebrates 80th Season

By Christian Carvajal Now in his eighth year as managing artistic director of Lakewood...

High School Stages 2018-2019

In addition to the varied schedules of theater offered by professional,...

Spicy Little Pearls

By CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL “I did not know that there were other performers like me,” says...

Artesian Family Festival in Tumwater

By CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL for OLY ARTS Every Fourth of July the city of Tumwater pulls out...

Enter Broadway Olympia Productions

By CHRISTIAN CARVAJAL An audacious theatrical venture is about to debut at Olympia’s...

An Interview With Shawn Colvin

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The name Shawn Colvin is familiar to anyone who owned...

Lynda Barry: Evergreen Cuts Are ‘Cultural Genocide’

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS OLY ARTS reported in June that The Evergreen State College was...

The End of an Era at The Evergreen State College

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The Evergreen State College is known for a...

Procession: Berebitsky’s Marvelous Menagerie

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS   Jerry Berebitsky is the technical director for...

Say Yes to Pink Martini

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Portland-based Pink Martini is a danceable jazz combo...

Director Nancy Tribush Hillman

Drop-Dead Comedy at Standing Room Only

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS When writer Joseph Kesselring commenced work on his...

In Defense of the Arts: 2018

In January 2017, OLY ARTS published our editorial about possible defunding of the...

Brian Reed, Award-Winning This American Life Voice, Speaks Live at The Washington Center

By Christian Caravajal and Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS For over 20 years, “This American...

The Rhythm and Romance of Rosanne Cash

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Being the daughter of a musical legend can open doors,...

Heather and Michael Christopher

A Time-Traveling Comedy at Olympia Little Theatre

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Time is of the essence in English playwright Alan...

Olympia Celebrates a Festival of Lights

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS One of the joys of living in a broad, multicultural...

OLY ARTS Editorial Change

OLY ARTS announces the departure of long-term managing editor Christian...

The Illustrious Ms. Hattie Hotpants

Behind the Scenes of Cabaret Derriere

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The creators and performers of Olympia’s Own...

David Wright, photo by James Fulkerson

David Wright, 1946-2017

Thespian David Wright was born near Christmas in 1946. He died this week in Olympia at...

 




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