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Crystal Skillman

CRYSTAL SKILLMAN

  (1974 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  

CRYSTAL SKILLMAN is a Brooklyn based playwright. Her play the Vigil or the Guided Cradle was directed by John Hurley for Impetuous Theater Group at the Brick Theater this past spring, winning the 2010 NY Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Full Length Script. Her play Birthday was directed by Daniel Talbott for Rising Phoenix Rep, and by Sharon Willems in London this summer at the Waterloo East Theatre, and her comedy Hack! an I.T. Spaghetti Western, directed by John Hurley, was produced by Impetuous Theater Group for the Brick Theater's recent summer festival with producer Amanda Feldman. Other plays include: Killer High (Piper McKenzie/Vampire Cowboys), Nobody, the Telling Trilogy (Rising Phoenix Rep); Kiss (Side Project, Chicago) Flow (EST/Sloan) and the Ballad of Phineas P. Gage (Drama of Works/HERE). She is currently writing her new full length Geek, a new play commission for the Obie-Award winning company Vampire Cowboys; she is also working on her play the Sleeping World with director Daniel Talbott which will be workshopped at Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) next year. Crystal has been honored to be dubbed an "indie trailblazer" this year by Broadway World and to develop her plays with Theatres such as Lincoln Center, New Georges, Rattlestick, the Working Theater, York Theater, the E.S.T/Sloan Project. She is published by Plays & Playwrights, Smith & Kraus, Out of Time and Place (a new anthology featuring alumni writers from the Women's Project Lab) and is happy to announce that Samuel French will be publishing her plays Birthday and Nobody. As well, her work will be featured in the upcoming 2011 seasons of Red Fern Theater, Rising Phoenix Rep (Cino Nights), Theatre in a Van and Piper McKenzie. As a bookwriter for musicals, Crystal's work includes Year Five (w/ composer Bobby Cronin) which premiered this summer in Chicago at the Music Theatre Company (48 Hour Musicals); and Summer Song (created with Chris Bell, Adam Cohen & James David Jackson) which premiered this summer in NYC at Centerstage in the Meet festival. Full length musicals in development include That's Andy (w/creative team of Kevin Carter & Bobby Cronin) and Cyrana (Bobby Cronin, Kate Pazakis). Crystal is a member of the MCC Theater Playwrights' Coalition, E.S.T, Rising Phoenix Rep, the Pack, Women's Project, New Georges and Dramatists Guild. You can find out more about/contact her at: www.google.com/profiles/crystalskillman

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        4 Edges         Action Philosophers!         Another Kind Of love         Apocalypse Neo         Ballad Of Phineas P Gage         Ballet in Seven Parts with No Dancing, A         Best Day Ever         Birthday         Blueprint Project, The         Burning Beautiful         Concrete Jungle, The         Crawl         Cut         Depth Of Sight         Fizzy         Flow         Follow         For Our Mothers And Fathers         Geek!         Gentrifusion         Global Cooling: the Women Chill         Hack! An I.T. Spaghetti Western         In the Wild         Kiss         Leakey's Ladies         Mrs Perfect and the Unexpected Visit of Evil!         New         No Second Acts: A Collection of Short American Lives         Nobody         Perfect         Piper McKenzie's Dainty Cadaver         Primal Play         Psychonaut Librarians         Reaching, The         Revelations Of a City Of Us         Ride, The         Rise         Sex and Death in London         Sleeping World, The         SparkHampton: the Wickapogue Plays         Telling Trilogy, The         Telling, The         Ten Year Twilight         That's Andy         Tooth         Turn Four         Vigil on the Guided Cradle, The         Warrior         Wild         Wild Kid Brooklyn



4 Edges

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1st Produced:
Amphibian Productions, Fort Worth    2004

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Action Philosophers!

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This is part of the Comic Book Festival at the Brick theater. the award-winning, best-selling comics series Action Philosophers is adapted for the stage by award-winning playwright Crystal Skillman and directed by John Hurley as the lives and thoughts of history's A-list brain trust leap to the stage in manic, hilarious fashion. Come meet PLATO -- Wrestling Superstar of Ancient Greece! NIETZSCHE -- the Original ubermensch! the premiere of the mini-musical "You're a Good Man, JOHN STUART MILL!" the torrid love affairs of AYN RAND! And more! Cheaper than a liberal Arts degree -- and a whole lot more fun, too!
- nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Brick theatre
575 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211    12 Jun 2011

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Play/Drama

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Another Kind Of love

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workshopped at IRT/Overturn Theatre    -

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Apocalypse Neo

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written by Crystal Skillman, Rob Neill And Justin Tolley

1st Produced:
New York Neo-Futurists    2007

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Ballad Of Phineas P Gage

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1st Produced:
Drama Of Works    2002

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Ballet in Seven Parts with No Dancing, A

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In A Ballet in Seven Parts with No Dancing, we follow a boy and girl's relationship as they progress through the good, bad, kooky and painful moments of first love. Each step of their relationship is underscored by the dancing records they play. (One of Crystal's very first plays! She can't remember who first did it . . . but beloved by smaller companies and those who love the subject of love (not to mention records)! Also a note from Crystal: the "Birdie" monologue can be great for auditions.)

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in "Tooth & Other Short Plays", http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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Short play

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Best Day Ever

Synopsis:
discover how how one minute can be the most awesome time of your life!

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in Best Day Ever! & Other Short Plays, http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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Short play

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Birthday

Birthday
In Birthday, an anxious young woman slips away from a unwelcoming birthday party in a bar only to discover a stranger sitting in the other room. Confiding old secrets and past mistakes as the party rages nearby, they find they may have a chance to forgive themselves and each other

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1st Produced:
Seventh Street Small Stage at Jimmy's No 43, NYC    02 Apr 2009

Organisations:
Rising Phoenix Repertory

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Genre:
short Dramatic comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Blueprint Project, The

Synopsis:
part of a program of new short plays presented by Gideon Productions. This description is from the Organisations: "Gideon's producers, composed a single-paragraph plot synopsis-about the clashing agendas of a group of people surrounding a body in a room, awaiting the arrival of a 'medium' who would awaken the body-and gave it to four Dramatists with highly diverse playwriting voices to see how differently they would realize this plot as a short play. the result is four suprising plays, each with a unique style, moving characters and a different twist ending

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1st Produced:
the Puffin Room, NY    2008

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Gideon Productions

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short play

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Burning Beautiful

Synopsis:
The Wickapogue Plays were written by three very different playwrights specifically for one very inspiring location. They were performed as an evening of theatre in the backyard of a beautiful home near the ocean in Southampton, NY. The home's decking, lawn, driveway, pool, and view of surrounding agricultural reserves were all utilized in performance. During the process of writing and rehearsing the three separate pieces, director Daniel Talbott noticed some interesting parallels in characters written by J.Stephen Brantley and Crystal Skillman. These characters were both to be played by Jelena Stupljanin, and Daniel wondered if she might not play the same woman in both pieces. With a few quick revisions, Crystal and J.Stephen placed the character of Dina in each of their plays, one year apart.

Notes:
part of SparkHampton: The Wickapogue Plays

1st Produced:
Southampton home of Irene Albright    25 Jun 2012

Organisations:
Hard Sparks

1st Published:
in SparkHampton: The Wickapogue Plays", http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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short play

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Concrete Jungle, The

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words & music by Bobby Cronin, Add'l material by Brett Teresa, Crystal Skillman, Mark Petty, And Angelyn Benson

1st Produced:
Arts Ed Schools, Chiswick, London    08 Jun 2012

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Genre:
musical

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Crawl

Synopsis:
two brothers must decide if they can sell the Brooklyn home from their childhood.

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in "Tooth & Other Short Plays", http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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Cut

Cut
Three reality television writers find themselves just as desperate as the housewives they are shooting. Danno, a stressed-out editor, harbors secret guilt for deserting his sick sister. Renee is in the midst of a divorce and at a turning point in her career. the overly ambitious Colette finds herself in a world of trouble when she guns for Renees job and Dannos respect. Amongst the Ladies of Malibu show that they produce, the trio finds that it is much easier to yell cut! on set, rather than in ones own life.

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1st Produced:
Under St. Marks
94 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10009    19 May 2011

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the Management

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Genre:
Dramatic comedy

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Depth Of Sight

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1st Produced:
Avant-Pop Productions    2003

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Fizzy

Synopsis:
on New Year's Eve a woman is visited by the ghost of her recently deceased dog.

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in Best Day Ever! & Other Short Plays, http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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Flow

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1st Produced:
Ensemble Studio theatre's Sloan Project    2000

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Follow

Synopsis:
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
- nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Fan Fare Theatre, 100 East 4th St, NY    19 Oct 2012

Organisations:
Balancin Productions

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http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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Genre:
one act 55 min

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  5 Gender Neutral

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For Our Mothers And Fathers

For Our Mothers And Fathers
three girls try to rock it out in preparation for the final "big show" night at an all girl rock sleep away camp.

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in 2010 the Best 10-Minute Plays, Smith & Kraus (September 1, 2010)
in Best Day Ever! & Other Short Plays, http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   978-1575257723

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Ten Min

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Geek!

Geek!
With pissed-off Pikachus, steam punk armies, stood-up Sailor Moons and roller-blading monsters on the prowl, it's easy to get lost in the Inferno-esque anime convention where the fans, the otakus, and the geeks prowl. But to score a rare meeting with their comic book idol, teenage outcasts Dayna and Honey will take on obsessive magic players, Jedis and elfs, cosplayers and convention guards - through all nine flights of Ohio's Dante's Fire-Con. But when the dark nature of their quest breaks through the fantasy of these girls cos-playing - they find that no game can mask the deep loss theyve recently shared. . .unless they truly discover who they are.

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1st Produced:
Vampire Cowboys Theater Company at Incubator Arts Project in New York City    21 Mar 2013

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Genre:
Comedy 90 min

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Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Gentrifusion

Synopsis:
In Gentrifusion, playwrights Carla Ching, Joshua Conkel, Michael John Garces, Jon Kern, Janine Nabers and Crystal Skillman explore the different truths surrounding the gentrification of New York's neighborhoods. the playwrights were charged with breaking down the cliched idea of "gentrification." their pieces dig deeper to address the ways that change both improves and diminishes a community. All residents are given voice in this series, ultimately discovering that both long time residents and the new crop of gentrifiers benefit and suffer in different measures and different ways.
- nytheatre.com

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written by Carla Ching, Joshua Conkel, Michael John Garces, Jon Kern, Janine Nabers, Crystal Skillman

1st Produced:
LABA Theatre at the 14th Street Y    29 Jan 2011

Organisations:
Red Fern Theatre Company

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Play/Drama

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Global Cooling: the Women Chill

Synopsis:
For these plays, there is no curtain, no footlights, no stage. Just six site-specific, short related plays from Women's Project theater Company written for the lobbies, mezzanines, escalators, bridges, nooks, and crannies of the World Financial Center complex, 220 Vesey Street, that people pass through every day. the plays, grouped under the title Global Cooling: the Women Chill, share one topic: global warming is not so hot. All written, directed, and produced by women, these plays take place in real time and touch on the issues of Global Cooling that affect not only real people but scientists and mother nature. Global Cooling: the Women Chill is the third site-specific theatrical event Women's Project has delivered to ArtsWorld Financial Center and is another installment of 'hit and run theater' where business people, tourists and shoppers traveling through the World Financial Center may walk around, through or in a play without even knowing they have a role in the performance. Part of this experiment from Women's Project's playwright, director and producer lab is to see how real people react as a play happens next to them or around them or even with them
- press release

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1st Produced:
World Financial Center Complex, 220 Vesey Street, NY    2009

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Women's Project

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Genre:
short Play

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Male:  -            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Hack! An I.T. Spaghetti Western

Synopsis:
This show is part of the Brick theater's Too Soon Festival. This is the official blurb: When Hedge fund I.T. employees, Cal, Dash, and Jay, discover that they've been hacked-and that the hacker is one of them-they scramble to pin it on each other to snag the gold in this ultimate showdown of the Good, the Bad, and the Geek. A recent hit at this season's Vampire Cowboys Saloon Series, watching HACK! the Live DVD Cut is just like popping in a DVD to watch your favorite episodes.
- nytheatre.com

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Play/Drama

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Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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In the Wild

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1st Produced:
Perishable theatre's Women's Playwrighting Festival, Rhode Island    2000

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Kiss

Synopsis:
a ten year old boy and girl nervously and hysterically discover what the meaning of first love is in front of a holiday window at Macys.

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in Best Day Ever! & Other Short Plays, http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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Genre:
Short play

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Leakey's Ladies

Synopsis:
Dixon Place and Drama of Works is pleased to announce the premiere of Leakey's Ladies, a multidisciplinary production exploring the work of three revered primatologists and their work of studying and saving great apes. Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas were all guided and inspired by British scientist Louis Leakey who inspired and mentored them throughout their achievements, struggles, and research. the three short plays, woven together with innovative puppet design, original music and tiered staging, will create a striking theater experience crafted by over 10 professional theater women.
- nytheatre.com

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written by Erin Courtney, Rachel Hoeffel, Crystal Skillman

1st Produced:
Dixon Place
161 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002    13 Jan 2012

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Genre:
multidisciplinary production

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Male:  3            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Mrs Perfect and the Unexpected Visit of Evil!

Synopsis:
This is part of the Comic Book theatre Festival at the Brick. It is performed in a van parked near the Brick theater. Mrs. Perfect, an ex -super heroine disgraced from her "indie" superhero community, currently knocked up and surly as all hell, finds herself drawn by into the "Super Game" by her old arch villains to fight a new common enemy: her ex and only love, Mr. Perfect. the only way to do it is to steal back the ultimate superhero's device which once bound them together: a ring which has the power to create or destroy anything . . . or anyone. But in this age of superhero inequality can these lady super heroes and villains get it together to unite and throw down with the "big boys" or are they doomed to remain side kicks forever? SUPER! digs deep into a timely but timeless issue in this world of 50/50 in 2011 with crazy humor, puppets, rock songs, all unfolding in a Van!
- nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Brick theatre
575 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211    10 Jun 2011

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New

Synopsis:
Set backstage during a high school new play festival, in New a teenage playwright and director discover their lead actor (who is about to go on!) is missing.

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No Second Acts: A Collection of Short American Lives

Synopsis:
F. Scott Fitzgerald said that there are no second acts in American lives, and the Brick sets out to prove him right with this collection of one-act plays. Taking on themes of U.S. history, politics and culture, these little nuggets of Americana take full advantage of our constitutional right to free speech in their wild, varied and often uncouth takes on our national experience.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
part of A collection of short plays written by Gyda Arber, James Comtois, Jeff Lewonczyk, Justin Maxwell, August Schulenburg, Trav S.D., Crystal Skillman, Alexis Sottile, Stephanie Swirsky, Art Wallace

1st Produced:
Brick theatre
575 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211    01 Jun 2012

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Nobody

Nobody
In Nobody six people come together, each for their own reasons, at a restaurant on the Lower East Side. Obsessively going over the events of the day, they grasp at trying to come to terms with their disjointed lives and their singular, unsettling dream.

Notes:
Commissioned And written specifically for the moody And extremely intimate close quarters in the basement space of downtown restaurant Jimmy's No. 43, Skillman has written A play in which six people come together, each for their own reasons, At A restaurant on the Lower East Side. Obsessively going over the events of the day, they grasp At trying to come to terms with their disjointed lives And their singular, unsettling dream.
- nytheatre.com

1st Produced:
Seventh Street Small Stage at Jimmy's No 43, NYC    19 Feb 2009

Organisations:
Rising Phoenix Repertory

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-

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one act Drama

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Perfect

Synopsis:
a ten year old boy and girl nervously and hysterically discover what the meaning of first love is in front of a holiday window at Macys.

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in Best Day Ever! & Other Short Plays, http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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Piper McKenzie's Dainty Cadaver

Synopsis:
18 playwrights. 3 plays. One performance of each. Piper McKenzie's Dainty Cadaver is an Exquisite Corpse-style playmaking project in which multiple playwrights collaborate on a single work without knowing what the hell the others are doing. Each writer reads the previous scene, writes a new scene, and passes it on to the next writer - who doesn't see any of what came earlier. Beautiful madness ensues. For its inaugural edition, Piper McKenzie will present one-night-only performances of three new plays written in this unique collaborative style, with results ranging from inspired chaos to eerie synchronicity - all tied together by the unique voices of 18 hot playwrights, divided into three teams and staged by three directors. the teams and their performance details are as follows: TEAM A: Fri 1/28, 8pm: Johnna Adams, Eric Bland, Jeff Lewonczyk, Mac Rogers, Crystal Skillman, Art Wallace. Directed by Jordana Williams. TEAM B: Sat 1/29, 8pm: Danny Bowes, Matt Freeman, Qui Nguyen, Carolyn Raship, August Schulenburg, Alexis Sottile. Directed by Hope Cartelli. TEAM C: Sun 1/30, 3pm: Maggie Cino, James Comtois, John DeVore, Cara Francis, Rich Lovejoy, Justin Maxwell. Directed by John Hurley.
- nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Brick theatre
575 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211    28 Jan 2011

Organisations:
Piper McKenzie Productions

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-   -

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-

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Play/Drama

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Primal Play

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Bowery Poetry Club, New York City    07 Mar 2011

Organisations:
Nosedive Red Ribbon Gala

1st Published:
in "Nosedive Red Ribbon Gala 2011", http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

Music:
-

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short play

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Psychonaut Librarians

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Written by James Asmus and Crystal Skillman

1st Produced:
Collaboraction Theatre, Chicago    22 Jun 2012

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-

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-   -

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Short play

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Reaching, The

Synopsis:
A daughter returns to the site of her mother's disappearance seeking closure but finds instead a woman who knew her mother and a strange man also waiting." It's presented by Rising Phoenix Rep at Jimmy's No. 43 in a site-specific, environmental production
author

Notes:
part three of the Telling Trilogy

1st Produced:
Seventh Street Small Stage at Jimmy's No. 43, NYC    23 Oct 2005

Organisations:
Rising Phoenix Repertory

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-   -

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-

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Genre:
ghost stories One Act

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Revelations Of a City Of Us

Synopsis:
Revelations Of a City Of Us finds that the only thing scarier than the Apocalypse itself is when the presumed last man on earth forces his friends to recreate theatrical civilization in twenty minutes
nytheatre.com

Notes:
part of Apocalypse Neo

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Organisations:
Horse Trade Theatre & the NY Neo-Futurists

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-   -

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-

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Genre:
One Act

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Ride, The

Synopsis:
Tells the story of an electrician hired to restore power to a country inn on a stormy winter night, who encounters a mysterious woman in the dark.

Notes:
second part of the Telling Trilogy

1st Produced:
Seventh Street Small Stage at Jimmy's No. 43, NY    23 Oct 2005

Organisations:
Rising Phoenix Repertory

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-   -

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-

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Play One Act

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Rise

Synopsis:
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.

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-

1st Produced:
Ocean Beach in San Francisco, CA    13 Jul 2013

Organisations:
commissioned and produced by Rising Phoenix Rep and Kid Brooklyn Productions

1st Published:
in "The Beach Plays", http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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-

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Genre:
ten min play

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Sex and Death in London

Synopsis:
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 friends father looking for his missing daughter.

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-

1st Produced:
Rising Phoenix Rep    2012

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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-

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Genre:
one act 75 min

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Sleeping World, The

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-

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-

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Play/Drama

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SparkHampton: the Wickapogue Plays

Synopsis:
This is from Hard Sparks' publicity materials: "We're bringing powerful and provocative theatre to Long Island's East End by staging original plays outside the confines of traditional theatre spaces. Each play in the SparkHampton series will be written expressly for the location in which it's performed. And Indie theatre Now, the online publishing outpost of New York theatre Experience, Inc. will publish the entire SparkHampton series. For the Wickapogue Plays, we'll be at the Southampton Village residence of fashion stylist Irene Albright. (the exact address for the event will be emailed to attendees when they purchase their tickets.)"
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
written by J. Stephen Brantley, Crystal Skillman, Daniel Talbott

1st Produced:
Site specific location on Long Island's East End, NY    25 Jun 2012

Organisations:
Hard Sparks

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-   -

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-

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Genre:
site specific piece

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Telling Trilogy, The

Telling Trilogy, The
A gripping and and often chilling full length play that explores the nature of loss, comprising three linked tales of the supernatural. the Telling; the Ride and the Reaching

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-

1st Produced:
Seventh Street Small Stage at Jimmy's No. 43, NYC    23 Oct 2005

Organisations:
Rising Phoenix Repertory

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Music:
-

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Genre:
One Acts

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Telling, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
part one of the Telling Trilogy

1st Produced:
Seventh Street Small Stage at Jimmy's No. 43, NYC    38648

Organisations:
Rising Phoenix Repertory

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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One Act

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Ten Year Twilight

Synopsis:
a horror director runs into his ex-girfriend on the outdoor F subway platform reading you know what. . .

Notes:
part of Script Tease. A new play reading series of readings of thematically related new works, performed by professional Actors, followed by cocktails And conversation. "Under the Bed" by theresa Giacopasi, "Stalk Me, Baby" by C.S. Hanson, "Wearing the Pants" by Daniel John Kelley, "Ten Year Twilight" by Crystal Skillman, "Regulations" by David L. Williams,"Yoga Time!" by Ethan Youngerman.

1st Produced:
Reading at Union Hall, 702 Union Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY    16 Oct 2010

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Tooth & Other Short Plays", http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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-

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That's Andy

Synopsis:
It is the day of the auditions for the school production of "Annie" and Andy knows which part he wants. the town is in a bad way and in desperation the Mayor has written to television host Betty Sweet for help. Andy arrives for the audition dressed in a red dress as Little Orphan Annie. He is derided by everyone. the Mayor says that he would never cast someone like him in the part. Only the new girl in town, Zorah, stands up for Andy. A photograph of Andy in the dress is leaked to the newspapers and the town becomes the laughing stock of America. Andy dreams of Mary Martin playing Peter Pan. Betty Sweet arrives and takes Andy to appear on her show where he will be cured and made into a proper boy. He is put into a mock up of his own room and told that unless he apologises and accepts being changed he will stay there forever. He refuses. Betty Sweet tells him that his mother has run off - so Andy agrees. On Betty's live programme he sees Mary Martin flying as Peter Pan and refuses to apologise. Zorah has rallied the school kids and they descend on to the television set - all dressed as Annie. Back in town Andy suggests that they put on a show that he has written to raise money. Mary Martin turns up and leads everyone in the final song of the show.

Notes:
book And lyrics by Crystall Skillman; composer Kevin Carter

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-

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Genre:
Musical

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Tooth

Synopsis:
a writer tries to impress his date but finds the tables turn on him when she shares a story about her recent trip to a dentist.

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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Tooth & Other Short Plays", http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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-

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short play

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Turn Four

Synopsis:
Three racing drivers during the last twenty laps of the Daytona 500 Race. Michael Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt Snr and Dale Earnhardt Jnr. Waltrip wins in a car owned by Earnhardt Snr. Junior comes in second. Senior lying in third place crashes and is killed

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Vigil on the Guided Cradle, The

Synopsis:
A medieval mercenary tortures a terrorist in 15th century Prague while a young tourist in the 21st century befriends a mysterious translator. A play about the danger of crossing over, the Vigil or the Guided Cradle is a chilling portrait of the art of torture-its future created by its past.
nytheatre.com

Notes:
reading At Shinbone Alley, NY, 2006; Award finalist for the 2007 Bay Area Playwrights Festival

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Organisations:
Culture Project's Impact Festival

1st Published:
http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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-

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Genre:
1 act 75 min

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Warrior

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
received the Award for Best Adaptation At the 8th International World Festival of Puppet Art in Prague

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-    -

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-

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-   -

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-

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Wild

Synopsis:
One nights infidelity sets a chain of events into motion that causes Peter and Bobbys life to implode. Set on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Wild is a play about relationships and the destructive and healing powers of love.

Notes:
Wild has been developed at the Lucille Lortel in MCC Theaters 2012 Playlabs, with Primary Stages's ESPA Program, as well as in the UK at The Southwark Theatre with Kibo Productions (Artistic Director: Sharon Willems) and in private workshops with Kid Brooklyn and Sanguine.

1st Produced:
Lucille Lortel as part of MCC Theater Playwrights Coalition Playlabs    2013

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
http://www.indietheaternow.com/Plays   -

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-

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Genre:
drama 90 min

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Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Wild Kid Brooklyn

Synopsis:
Peter and Bobby have been together for four years. One boozy night Peter has sex with a woman. He tells Bobby and they try and work things out for their relationship. Peter and Bobby work a the same bank - where no one knows that they are gay and a couple

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-

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Genre:
Gay, full length

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