Sunday, June 12, 2011

Guest Blogger of the Week: Crystal Skillman

We want to thank Jack Hilton Cunningham for blogging for us last week and wish him all the best in his exciting new endeavors.

We are very overjoyed to announce that next week's guest blogger is Crystal Skillman.

Crystal Skillman is the author of recently critically praised Cut (The Management/ Horse Trade Theater Group, directed by Meg Sturiano); and The Vigil or The Guided Cradle, directed by John Hurley, which received the 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Full-Length Script.  Action Philosophers! (adapted from the comic by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey, also directed by John Hurley) is running in the Comic Book Theater Festival at The Brick in Brooklyn this summer (7/23, 6/28, 6/29, 7/1 all at 7 PM). Mrs. Perfect! (directed by James David Jackson), a short rock musical commission for Theater in a Van, will be running at the festival on the weeknds. Her play Perfect is currently running with LiveGirls! in Seattle thru June. Other productions include: Birthday (directed by Daniel Talbott for Rising Phoenix Rep, Waterloo East in London); Nobody &; Telling Trilogy, (RPR). Hack! an I.T. Spaghetti Western (Impetuous/Brick, w/director John Hurley); Killer High w/director Hope Cartelli (Piper McKenzie/Vampire Cowboys Saloon); Geek (new play commission, Obie-Award winning company Vampire Cowboys); Sex &; Death in London (Rising Phoenix Rep’s Cino Nights this fall). She is happy to announce that this summer Samuel French will be publishing her plays Nobody &; Birthday (Birthday will also be done in the Camden Fringe Festival in London this August). In Spring 2012 she will be the resident playwright at Overturn Theater Ensemble.

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