Chris graduated from the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting Program in 1996. Since then he has written or co-written over 20 plays for Fringe, Main-stage and TYA audiences, as well as 2 feature films. Chris has also written three musicals, two of which received commercial productions in major cities.
Some highlights include: BASH’d a gay rap opera, which played three months off-Broadway and is the recipient of a GLAAD award. BoyGroove, which received a six week commercial run in Toronto and a Dora Award. 3…2…1, which toured to the Magnetic North Festival in Ottawa 2006. The Pharmacist/La Pharmacien, a bilingual feature film written by and co-starring Craddock is currently in audio-post. “Summer of My Amazing Luck” (adapted by the novel of the same name by Miriam Toews) toured extensively in Canada and is being developed into a feature film by Merit Productions in Winnipeg. His hit solo show Moving Along has toured across Canada (presented by such companies as One Yellow Rabbit and Theatre Network) and was filmed for Bravo Television’s Singular Series.
Chris was Artistic Director of Azimuth Theatre from 2001 to 2005, and Artistic Director of Rapid Fire Theatre from 2005 to 2009.
Chris has been nominated for eighteen Sterling Awards and has won five. He is the recipient of the Alberta Book Award, and the Centennial Medal of Alberta for his contribution to the Arts.