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"One of downtown's most bracing talents." - NYT

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Crystal is an award winning playwright of dramas and musicals, fictional podcast writer, and comic book author who creates darkly funny, high-concept work with heart and edge.

Crystal's epic but intimate stories explore living in the now in America. Full-length plays and musicals include: RAIN AND ZOE SAVE THE WORLD (Jerymn Street Theatre World Premiere, 2018 Earth Matters on Stage Prize), OPEN (The Tank with All for One, Edinburgh Fringe, 2021 Offie Nomination), MARY AND MAX  (Landestheater Linz, Theatre Calgary, 2021 Broadway World Award Winner, 2018 MUT Award Critics Prize), POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN (SDSU, 2022 New Musicals Initiative Winner, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat 2018), KING KIRBY (The Brick, Audio Drama out from Broadway Podcast Network), PULP VÉRITÉ (2019 Kilroys List, 2015 Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Prize), GEEK (Vampire Cowboys) and CUT (Theatre Under St. Marks). Crystal is a core member of the Playwrights’ Center. Her work has been seen and developed at Women’s Project, MCC Theater, New Georges, The Atlantic, The Civilians, Soho Rep, and Ensemble Studio Theater. Comic book/animation writing credits include work for Marvel, WebToon Studios, “Adventure Time”, and the new series COSMIC CRITTERS. Crystal’s work as a fictional podcast writer includes work for GIRL TALES, STORIES PODCAST (Wondrey Kids), and the upcoming MAGICIAN’S MAGICIAN (2021 Austin Film Festival Top 20 Percent, 2021 The Gotham Market Selection, 2021 The Orchard Project Audio Lab, sold to Boom Integrated).



KING KIRBY has signed with Uproar Theatricals. Audio Drama out now on Broadway Podcast Network. 
POSTCARD AMERICAN TOWN had a successful first run in San Diego at SDSU this April/May. 

RAIN AND ZOE premiered in the UK February-March. 


JULY 2022 King Kirby at the Kansas City Fringe.

NOVEMBER 2022  The original NYC production of OPEN is one of three productions selected to tour in Italy, as part of the Kairos Italy Theater’s Onstage Festival this fall.

APRIL 2023 The Rocket Men, a new play commission from Alabama Center for the Arts, has its first showing at University of Alabama. 

SPRING 2023 Playwrights' Lab Workshop- Final year as a core member.