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Crystal Skillman

Crystal Skillman

Crystal Skillman is the award winning author of Cut (The Management in Spring 2011, New York Times critic's pick); Vigil, or The Guided Cradle (ITG/Brick, 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Full-Length Script); and Birthday & Nobody (directed by Daniel Talbott for Rising Phoenix Rep in NYC, U.K Premiere with Kibbo Productions, Chicago at The Side Project). Her play Wild just debuted in Chicago this June to great notice with Kid Brooklyn Productions, under the direction of Evan Caccioppoli. Her work was also featured in Chicago this summer in Collaboration’s Sketchbook Theater festival with a new play commission for The New Colony (full play will debut in Fall 2013). In NYC Wild was featured this spring Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel as part of MCC Theater Playwrights’ Coalition Playlabs, Another Kind of Love was workshopped at IRT/Overturn Theatre, and Cut finished a run in Boston at Apollinaire Theatre. Ms. Skillman, one of Manhattan's “Best Ofs” for OurTownNY magazine, was selected as one of nytheatre.com’s fifteen People of the Year for 2011, and is one of six writers chosen for Terra Nova 2012 Groundbreakers' Group with her play 4 Edges. She is a member of the MCC Theater Playwrights’ Coalition, Rising Phoenix, a Women’s Project Lab alumni, and was nominated for this year’s Doric Wilson Award. Geek, her upcoming new play for Obie-Award Winning Vampire Cowboys will premiere in Spring 2013 under the direction of Robert Ross Parker. Currently Ms. Skillman is currently working on a new play for director Daniel Talbott to be produced this fall. Her plays are available from Samuel French, where she also teaches full length playwriting, and her Cino Night play Sex & Death in London will be coming out in a collection of work from Rising Phoenix Rep. She was recently featured in a short video piece at the Huffington Post which features filmed monologues from Wild & Cut.


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