Christian Kiley teaches Theatre Arts at Etiwanda High School (Etiwanda, CA).
Christian lives in Rancho Cucamonga with his wife April and three daughters (Ella, Sophia, and Adie). "Distance Learning” is Christian's newest play with Theatrefolk and addresses the challenges, ups, and downs students are facing in virtual learning.
His play Chemo Girl was the winner of the 2012 Rancho Cucamonga High School One-Act Festival. He wrote the Chemo Girl collection of plays when he was undergoing treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Christian is now in remission and grateful for the opportunity to continue to write and teach.
Other plays by Christian Kiley include: The Art of Rejection, Charied, Discovering Rogue, Virtual Family, Butterfly Queen, Red Rover, Waiting Room, The Other Room, Nerd Herd, Wellness Check, and Commence.
In 2008 Christian's play POUND was recognized by the California Educational Theatre Association as Best Ensemble. The Art of Rejection was the winner of the 2007 Rancho Cucamonga High School One-Act Festival. Strings Attached was awarded runner-up by the California Educational Theatre Festival.
Christian addresses issues in his plays that he feels will be challenging and exciting for young actors to perform. He appreciates the help and support of his students, colleagues, and Theatrefolk for their continued support.
Christian's studies in Theatre Arts earned him an M.F.A. from California State University (Fullerton), and a B.A. from Gonzaga University. Christian completed a Shakespeare academy for educators at the Huntington Library.
"The greatest playground in the world is the stage. The monkey bars are never the same."