Christopher Wall has an MFA from New York University. His latest play, Dreams of the Washer King, was written during a fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center and premiered Off Broadway. His essays and plays have appeared in the Saint Ann’s Review, Dramatics magazine, and other publications. He lives in Brooklyn and teaches expository writing at NYU. 
Sep 01 2010
"Look Down, Don't Look Down"
One afternoon during the fall of my senior year, I found myself camped out on some industrial tile near the Hamden High School pool with a spiral-bound reader, halfway through Jean-Paul Sartre’s “Concrete Relations with Others” and already drowning in his words. Pursued-pursuing. Transcendence-transcended. Being-in-Itself. I was highlighting a chapter of Sartre’s philosophical treatise while waiting for my girlfriend’s swim meet to begin, but every time I made it through a few sentences, I found it difficult to breathe.