C. Beier is from Ann Arbor, MI, and after attending Denison University,
a small liberal arts school in Ohio, he transferred to NYU as a Drama
student in spring of 2005. Chris has studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater
and Film Institute and is now currently a student at Playwrights Horizons
Theater School. He has also studied in NYU's Dramatic Writing department
with a concentration in Television and Screenwriting. Having written numerous
Screenplays, Sitcoms, and One-Acts, Proof by Disproof is Chris’s
first full-length play.
A word from the playwright:
I started writing Proof by Disproof in February of 2006,
however the idea of this play came to me in fall of 2005. It seemed that
all of a sudden, friends that I had known from high school and college
were quickly getting married. I felt that at this age in life, everything
is so full of self-discovery and revelation that to commit all of yourself
to another human being while you are still so rapidly changing, might
be dangerous and risky.
I wanted to write a play that challenged these ideas of destiny and “meant
to be,” and completely went against the expectations of people entering
the theatre. A play that did not contain the stereotypical happy nor tragic
ending, and confronted the idea of “doubt” in a more mathematical,
heady manner. Of course, I understand that every playwright attempts to
write plays that go against the grain of society, and are rarely successful.
Knowing this, every time I sat down at my computer, all I would concentrate
on doing was writing the most human story possible. Forget a message,
forget commenting on society; all those things will come naturally if
the story about these people is human and universal, and I can only hope
Read more about the playwright in the Ann
Arbor News, where Chris and Proof By Disproof have been featured.