About

BIO

Craig Thornton is a North Country Native whose plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, and upstate New York. They include:
- Yoo-Hoo Sheila, Happy Birthday Tina Marie, Life on the Lawn, The Sweet Life The Moment.
-We’re a Close Family (Aug 2010), which won a playwriting award from TANYS. His ten minute play Man on Television won first prize in the ACC playwriting contest.
-What We Hold Onto, was selected as a finalist in the Eugene O’Neil theater conference and a finalist in two other major national contests.
-The Sweet Life was a finalist in the Christopher Brian Wolk award and had a reading at the Abingdon Theater in NYC.
- In 2010 his latest play, The High Cost of Heating had a staged reading in Watertown, NY, (Feb.) and was a finalist in the Reva Shiner Comedy Award.

Publications include a nonfiction book published by Gardner’s Guide Series and pieces in the Pitkin Review, The Black River review and a monosyllabic play, You Broke My Heart (Reflections 2010) as well as dozens of theater reviews as a free lance critic in Los Angeles. As Arts and Entertainment editor at WWNYTV he founded “Craig’s To Do List.” He is a member of the Dramatist Guild and holds a MFA from Goddard College.