Crystal Skillman

BEST DAY EVER! & OTHER SHORT PLAYS

Five short plays -- four ten-minute pieces plus one that is one minute of pure awesome.

FOLLOW

Two estranged brothers must say goodbye to the woman they've loved in her dying hour. But with the arrival of her daughter the brothers are forced to face their decades long rift of truth and lies in the intimate Lower East Side apartment that's been in their family for generations.

NOSEDIVE RED RIBBON GALA 2011

Five original short plays by Jeff Lewonczyk, Qui Nguyen, Mac Rogers, August Schulenburg, and Crystal Skillman, written for Nosedive's annual fundraising gala.

SEX AND DEATH IN LONDON

In the South London pub they have broken into during the riots, two girls find themselves confronted by their worst fear as the violence mounts around them: their best friend’s father looking for his missing daughter.

THE BEACH PLAYS

The plays feature inhabitants of five alternate realities where the land meets the sea: mermaids in human form, Vietnam War soldiers and their families, a ghostly sibling reunion, a decidedly strange hotelier, and a wedding with an unexpected guest.

THE TELLING TRILOGY

A gripping and and often chilling full length play that explores the nature of loss, comprising three linked tales of the supernatural.

THE VIGIL OR THE GUIDED CRADLE

Linked tales of a young American woman on vacation in contemporary Prague and the creation of a legendary torture device in Prague 500 years ago; both contemplate the nature of control over another human, for good and evil.

THE WICKAPOGUE PLAYS

A trio of short plays written specifically for the space in which they are performed - the backyard of a beachfront home in the Hamptons

TOOTH & OTHER SHORT PLAYS

Five ten minute plays about romance, family, friendship, new loves lost and found.

CRYSTAL SKILLMAN is the award winning author of CUT (The Management in Spring 2011; NY 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. Crystal, 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. GEEK, her upcoming new play for Obie-Award Winning Vampire Cowboys will premiere in Spring 2013 under the direction of Robert Ross Parker. Currently Crystal is currently working on a new play for director Daniel Talbott to be produced this fall. She is honored to be sharing her Indie work at indie theatre now (SEX & DEATH IN LONDON (Rising Phoenix Rep's Cino Nights Collection), TELLING TRILOGY (From Plays & Playwrights 2008), BURNING BEAUTIFUL (SparkHampton Plays), PRIMAL PLAY (Nosedive Gala) and her collected short plays (including TOOTH). In addition to indie theater now, her plays are available from Sam French, where she also teaches full length playwriting.