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Krista Knight

KRISTA KNIGHT

  

Nationality:    USA
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Krista Knight's play anaerobic Respiration won the 2005 Southwestern States National Playwriting Contest and was produced in the 2005 New York Fringe Festival. Her short play Apricot Supernovas was published in 14 Hills and was a finalist for the 2006 Humana Festival's Heideman award at Actors Theatre of Louisville. another play, Biotintillation, is currently a finalist for the 2007 Heideman. Her work has been staged at the asHLAnd New Plays Festival, Dixon Place and the Women's Work Theatre in New York, LiveGirls! in Seattle, the attic Theatre in Los Angeles, Harvest Theatre in Toledo, Panoply in Huntsville, Alabama, Goshen College in Indiana, the Pan Theatre in San Francisco, and the Bus Barn Stage Company in Los altos. It has been developed at abingdon in New York, First Stage in Los Angeles, the Institute of Contemporary art in London, and the Magic Theatre and the Playwrights' Center in San Francisco. In October Krista will spend four weeks at a residency at the UCROSS Foundation in Wyoming. She is a graduate of Brown University and the current Page 73 Playwriting Fellow.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        Anaerobic Respiration         Apricot Supernovas         Barbed Wire Minute         Biotintillation         Clementine And the Cyber Ducks         Filling         Moscow, Utah         Nanoman, The         Primal Play         Spoken Insects         Teen Flush



Anaerobic Respiration

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anaerobic Respiration leads you in a kinetic romp through emotion, motion, and exercise. a control-obsessed aerobics instructor tries to dig up her past and stop her brother from marrying his internet fiance while simultaneously teaching a step class. Memories of burying both her dog and her Father keep 'resurfacing' while she tries furiously to stay in control and prevent change. She traps herself in a perpetual physical and mental cycle as her world palpitates and then arrests before her eyes. the play is at once hilarious and disturbing, manic and tragic, factual and fantastical. Bring Oxygen.

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Scientific Surrealism

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Apricot Supernovas

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Yen, one of Ms. Gagarin's 4th grade students, has adopted his own gravitational autonomy; and his unrequited love for his babysitter has disrupted the revolutions of the world's trajectory by transforming the world's energy in oranges and Apricots.

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Scientific Surrealism One act

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Barbed Wire Minute

Synopsis:
Hailey, and her mother, Georgia live in a small town on the arizona/Mexican border. Tonight, they're hunting rabbits. they hear rustling in the bushes. a shot is fired, but the question remains - was it a rabbit Hailey shot?

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Ten Min

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Biotintillation

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a sperm bank. the needs vary, but everyone goes home with the same product.

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Clementine And the Cyber Ducks

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In the wake of an economic crisis that has sent the world reeling, the assembly presents a play about capitalism, the American Dream, and the costs of desire. Clementine and the Cyber Ducks, created by playwright Krista Knight with the assembly, is a dark comedic riff on the classic folk song set in California simultaneously during the 1849 Gold Rush and the 1990s dot.com bubble. Clementine moves west with her Father to strike it rich. as she gets sucked into a series of schemes and scams, the world transforms into an irrationally exuberant American Dreamscape full of shotgun-wielding sisters, angry miners, and a steampunk chorus of deviant ducks. the audience is welcomed to a seductive California full of promise, where great surprises lay in wait and there is a strange magnetism to the river. Featuring an ensemble cast, Clementine uses movement, video, and the amazing sounds of the '90s to explore the transformation of American frontiers, merging the assembly's trademark research-based ensemble theater with a fantastically intricate theatrical world dreamed up by new collaborator, playwright Krista Knight
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part of the Ontological-Hysteric theater's Incubator program.

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Filling

Synopsis:
a riff on the controversy between evolution and intelligent design, a Grimm fairy tale inhabited by sultry grandmothers and molting teenagers who swarm and buzz towards their late teens with unflinching resolve and poetic determination. Nolan moved from Galvez, Mexico to live with his grandmother in the ripe strawberry fields of Central California. Pressure builds for him to adapt-for him to become an American. But Nolan will design another way.

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Being developed As part of the Page 73 Fellowship

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Moscow, Utah

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Two sisters are trapped in Basmanny, Utah, to take care of their 16 year old sister who is incapacitated in a wheelchair after being attacked at the zoo. Both older sisters work from home as telephone operators for a holiday supply company and are competing for a promotion to the company's headquarters in Moscow, Utah. Both are desperate to get it, but all three sisters get more than they expected.

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Nanoman, The

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German mad scientist Dr. X is on the brink of a new discovery...insuring her immortality in the annals of science and maybe even tenure. She creates The Nanoman: a plant virus transformed into a NANOSCOPIC SUPERHERO. Their mission: to locate and destroy the tumor menace.

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by Knight & Brinegar in collaboration with nanobiologist Dr. Nicole F Steinmetz

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Parkside Lounge, 317 E Houston St, New York, NY 10003    10 Jun 2015

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Primal Play

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part of The New George's Jam On Toast festival

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Spoken Insects

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Quincy, Illinois is house bunk on top of house hiding something deep underneath and in between where people become animals and words beat their wings against eyelashes. Two friends who've switched houses steal a chicken from the Mormon's farm that was needed for the ark to escape the flood. To replace the chicken and reverse the deluge, one of them will have to take the fowl's place. I hope you can swim.
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Teen Flush

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Midway Rock Club, New York    2008

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Paper Beats Rock

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