Christopher Durang's first professionally produced play was The Idiots Karamazov which he co-authored with Albert Innaurato. The play premiered at the Yale Repertory Theatre on October 31, 1974, featuring Meryl Streep as the 80-year-old "translatrix" Constance Garnett. Durang also acted in the production, appearing as Alyosha, the monk.
The Actor's Nightmare, by Christopher Durang, details the plight of George Spelvin, an unlucky accountant who is suddenly thrust on stage to replace an ailing actor, with no knowledge of the lines, the plot, or even what play he's supposed to be performing!
In 2001, Christopher Durang was cast as the Reverend Thornhill, a regular on Kristin, a TV sitcom starring Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as a small-town girl who leaves her sheltered life in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to pursue her dream of becoming a Broadway star. The series premiered on NBC on June 5, 2001. Unfortunately, it was canceled in July of that same year.
Christopher Durang has earned "Playwriting" Obie Awards for Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You (1980), The Marriage of Bette and Boo (1985), and Betty's Summer Vacation (1999) -- but not for