Christian Carvajal

Christian Carvajal is an author, director, actor, writer and columnist based in northwestern Washington state. He was OLY ARTS‘ founding, managing editor for two years. He now serves as editor emeritus and is a regular freelance contributor to the publication. Carvajal is also a novelist, whose works can be found at his Amazon author page. His work regularly appears in OLY ARTS and in the Tacoma-based The Weekly Volcano.

Contact any member of the OLY ARTS writing staff at editorial@olyarts.com.

 

Writing by Christian Carvajal

The End of an Era at The Evergreen State College

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The Evergreen State College is known for a...

Procession: Berebitsky’s Marvelous Menagerie

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS   Jerry Berebitsky is the technical director for...

Say Yes to Pink Martini

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Portland-based Pink Martini is a danceable jazz combo...

Director Nancy Tribush Hillman

Drop-Dead Comedy at Standing Room Only

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS When writer Joseph Kesselring commenced work on his...

In Defense of the Arts: 2018

In January 2017, OLY ARTS published our editorial about possible defunding of the...

Brian Reed, Award-Winning This American Life Voice, Speaks Live at The Washington Center

By Christian Caravajal and Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS For over 20 years, “This American...

The Rhythm and Romance of Rosanne Cash

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Being the daughter of a musical legend can open doors,...

Heather and Michael Christopher

A Time-Traveling Comedy at Olympia Little Theatre

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Time is of the essence in English playwright Alan...

Olympia Celebrates a Festival of Lights

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS One of the joys of living in a broad, multicultural...

OLY ARTS Editorial Change

OLY ARTS announces the departure of long-term managing editor Christian...

The Illustrious Ms. Hattie Hotpants

Behind the Scenes of Cabaret Derriere

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The creators and performers of Olympia’s Own...

David Wright, photo by James Fulkerson

David Wright, 1946-2017

Thespian David Wright was born near Christmas in 1946. He died this week in Olympia at...

Silent Sky

Olympia Little Theatre Presents Powerful 78th Season

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The 2017-2018 season at Olympia Little Theatre, by far...

Amy Shephard of StoryOly

StoryOly Seeks Icebreaking Storytellers

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS StoryOly bills itself as Olympia’s premier...

Chef Amadeus

Fungi for the Whole Family

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Perhaps making up for the pervasive aroma of...

Food, Fun and Fireworks on the Fourth of July

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Every Fourth of July the city of Tumwater pulls out...

The Olson Bros Band

The Olson Bros Band at Lacey in Tune

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The Olson brothers of Olympia, Isaac and Luke, formed...

Bat Boy: The Musical

A Tabloid Musical at SPSCC

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Some theatrical musicals originate as great novels...

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche (not pictured)

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche at the Midnight Sun

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The next production from Theater Artists Olympia is...

Pug Bujeaud

Pug Bujeaud: Superwoman

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS For many people, theater is a way of life. For...

Olympia Waldorf School peacocks

2017: OIympia Waldorf School Struts Its Stuff

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Led by Jerry Berebitsky, Olympia Waldorf School has...

blue heron at Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

2017: Alki Middle School and the Shores of Nisqually

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Since 1974, the Nisqually river delta has been set...

Jeff Hines-Mohrman as Willy Wonka

Willy Wonka and the Everlasting Showstoppers

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS “Who can take a sunrise / Sprinkle it in...

Madison Elementary lion puppet, photo by Laura Killian

2017: The Pride of Madison Elementary

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS According to the Daily Mail, there were over 200,000...

Samba Olywa

2017: The Tigers of Samba Olywa

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Samba dancing began as semba in Angola, then evolved...

Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor: Our Prairie Home Companion

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS “Well, it’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon,...

Eli Sterling, photo by Laura Killian

Eli Sterling: The Man Behind the Masque

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS It’s no exaggeration to call Eli Sterling the...

Capital Food & Wine Festival 2016

Capital Food & Wine Festival 2017

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS The Capital Food & Wine Festival is an annual...

Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro at the Capitol Theater

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Jake Shimabukuro is a ukulele artist whose YouTube...

Dana Winter, Lanita Grice, Heather Christopher, Kate Ayers and Jesse Morrow in Playhouse Creatures

TAO Welcomes Playhouse Creatures

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS Most theater fans are aware women were banned from the...

 




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