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Crystal Skillman is a four time NYTimes Critics’ Pick playwright expanding into audio drama and television. You can listen to KING KIRBY, her episodic audio play written with Fred Van Lente, just released on Broadway Podcast Network about the life of comic book artist Jack Kirby, co-creator of the Marvel Universe or read their comic book EAT FIGHTER (on WebToon, currently being shopped for animation). Crystal is currently writing her scripted audio drama series THE MAGICIAN’S MAGICIAN which will be released with BOOM Integrated/John Marshall Media this fall. Crystal is a noted bookwriter of musicals. Her musicals with Bobby Cronin include the award-winning MARY AND MAX, her play with music RAIN AND ZOE SAVE THE WORLD, CONCRETE JUNGLE (Additional Material), and Bobby composed the score for KING KIRBY. Other musicals include POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN with composer Lynne Shankel (Awarded the 2020-22 SDSU New Musical Initiative), THIS SHOW IS MONEY (Civilians R & D Group) with composer Gaby Alter, and A NEW CITY (Sam Ratelle). Crystal is the author of plays GEEK (Vampire Cowboys) and OPEN (The Tank Theatre/AFO), She was selected for the 2020-2023 Core Membership at The Playwrights’ Center and her play PULP VÉRITÉ was recently featured in their season. Current feature screenplays include SEVEN VARIATIONS ON THE SAME LOVER and DRUNK ART LOVE. Crystal has written for Marvel Comics as well as “Adventure Time”.


Crystal Skillman Awards and Nominations


winner
IT Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Original Full-Length Script

Crystal SkillmanThe Vigil or The Guided Cradle

Crystal Skillman News


PLUTO IS LISTENING by David James Parr to be Presented at FRIGID New York At Under St. Marks Theatre

Boundless Theater will present Pluto is Listening, directed by Sophie Sam, starring Abdu Garmazi and Ashley Kristeen Vega at FRIGID New York - Under St. Marks Theatre. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.
The Tank Announces Additional Artists For GHETTO ALCHEMY: A LUNCHROOM SURVIVAL GUIDE

Discover the new artists joining GHETTO ALCHEMY: A LUNCHROOM SURVIVAL GUIDE, announced by The Tank.
In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY to Award Randi Berry of IndieSpace with 2024 In Scena! Award

In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY will bestow Randi Berry, the Executive Director of IndieSpace with their 2024 In Scena! Award for her tireless work in supporting indie theater, including international theater.
THE ROCKET MEN PLAY Receives NYC Presentation With Phoenix Theatre

Experience the magic of THE ROCKET MEN, a new play now making its New York City debut with Phoenix Theatre.
San Diego State University to Present World Premiere of IN A SUNSHINE STATE

In a Sunshine State, the newest production in SDSU’s New Musical Initiative will have its world premiere at the Main Stage Theatre at San Diego State University. 
PLUME By Adam LaPorte Makes World Premiere At The Tank NYC

Experience the world premiere of PLUME by NYC-based composer and playwright Adam LaPorte at The Tank NYC this April.
Immersive Experience THE VICKY ARCHIVES Premieres This Spring At The Tank

Explore the world of memory and identity in the immersive theater experience, THE VICKY ARCHIVES, premiering this spring at The Tank.
Cast and Creative Team Announced  FOR THREE SCENES IN THE LIFE OF A TROTSKYIST At The Tank

The Tank has announced the cast and creative team for the  World Premiere of Three Scenes in the Life of a Trotskyist, written by Andy Boyd (Occupy Prescott) and directed by Jake Beckhard (What Else is True?), one of the Spring 2024 Core Productions for their  20th Anniversary season.
The Leah Ryan Fund Names Tammy Ryan as Inaugural Recipient Of The Boost Commission

The Leah Ryan Fund has named Tammy Ryan as the inaugural recipient of The Boost commission, awarded to a playwright over forty for a play in conversation with Leah Ryan's 'The Wire.' Learn more about the Fund.
Esmé Maria Ng and Xiaoyue Zhang To Join The Tank Producers Cohort

The Tank has revealed two additional fellows who will join the inaugural year of The Tank Producers Cohort.
Photos: First Look at TODAY YOU ARE A MAN! Starring Pink Pancake

Check out the production photos from Today You Are A Man!, starring Michael Witkes, NYC-based actor, writer, director, and drag queen Pink Pancake, here!
Washington and Lee University to Host Playwright Crystal Skillman for Reading of RAIN AND ZOE SAVE THE WORLD This Weekend

Crystal Skillman, celebrated playwright, and musical theater collaborator, will visit Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia for a reading of her play Rain and Zoe Save the World.
Cast And Creative Team Set for World Premiere Of PRIMORDIAL at The Tank

The Tank announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of PRIMORDIAL beginning February 1. Get all the details here!
Michael Witkes as Pink Pancake To Star In TODAY YOU ARE A MAN! at The Tank

Michael Witkes, NYC-based actor, writer, director, and drag queen Pink Pancake will star in Today You Are A Man! from January 18th - 21st at The Tank. Get more details about the performance here!
Return Engagement of MAHINERATOR & GHETTO ALCHEMY Added to The Tank Spring 2024 Season

The Tank will present additional productions for the Winter/Spring 2024 Core Productions season. Learn details!
Christopher Gattelli to Direct MARY AND MAX, THE MUSICAL NYC Industry Salon

Drew & Dane Productions' Mary and Max, The Musical, with a book by Crystal Skillman and music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin, will hold a private industry salon on December 1 in New York.  Tony winner Christopher Gattelli will direct.
The Tank to Present Luis Roberto Herrera's AS I EAT THE WORLD This Month

The Tank will present As I Eat the World, written and performed by Luis Roberto Herrera and directed by Scout Davis. Learn how to purchase tickets!
The Tank Announces Spring 2024 Core Productions

The Tank (Meghan Finn, Artistic Director; Johnny G. Lloyd, Director of Artistic Development; Molly FitzMaurice, Managing Producer) has announced their Spring 2024 Core Productions for their 20th Anniversary season. Learn more here!
The Tank Adds Encore Performance Of Jerry Lieblich's MAHINERATOR Starring Steve Mellor

Don't miss the encore performance of Jerry Lieblich's MAHINERATOR at The Tank, starring Steve Mellor. Get your tickets for this thrilling sci-fi monologue now!
The Tank's MAHINERATOR Begins Performance Tomorrow

The Tank will present Mahinerator, by Jerry Lieblich, co-directed by Jerry Lieblich and Meghan Finn, and performed by Obie Winner Steve Mellor, which will play at The Tank from September 28-October 22, as part of their Fall 2023 Core Productions for their 20th Anniversary season.

Crystal Skillman FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Crystal Skillman written?

Crystal Skillman has written 1 shows including Mary and Max (Bookwriter).

What awards has Crystal Skillman been nominated for?

Crystal Skillman has been nominated for the Outstanding Original Full-Length Script award at the IT Awards for "The Vigil or The Guided Cradle."

What awards has Crystal Skillman won?

Crystal Skillman has won the Outstanding Original Full-Length Script award at the IT Awards for The Vigil or The Guided Cradle.

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