IN DEVELOPMENT

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COSMIC CRITTERS

A YA animated musical series

 

Series created by Crystal Skillman and Bobby Cronin 

Captain Tina the tweeny tortoise leads her crew of eccentric bunch of critters on the Spaceship P.A.W.S as they have galactic adventures all the while trying to find their way back to earth.

OVERNIGHT SUCCESS

TV series created by
Lauren Elder and Crystal Skillman
with Songs by Lauren Elder and Regina Strayhorn

Producer
Kampfire Films


Two experienced besties in their 30s with no experience in anything but being badass female musicians band together to become an overnight sensation in this half hour musical comedy.

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MAGICIAN'S MAGICIAN

The Magican’s Magician, an audio drama inspired by the world of Open, 

Kristen, an emerging YA author in New York City, uses her persona of “The Magician” to overcome the personal trauma of losing her partner Jenny to a hate crime, but when she is visited by the Society of Magicians, she realizes there may be a way to see Jenny again ... and heal a broken world.

For Release with Boom Integrated

THIS SHOW IS $

new musical workshopped with the civilians
Written with composer Gaby Alter

Based on actual interviews, and presented in June 2020 at the Civilan's R & D Lab, THIS SHOW IS MONEY is about American's love affair with the almighty dollar and asks how our choices with this fictional creation called money affects people around us in ways that are difficult to see.

From the pandemic to our system that was always broken, based on interviews from financial journalists to front line workers to privileged, rich artists, this musical exposes how our choices with money affect us all in unexpected, comic, drastic, and disturbing ways.

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PULP VÉRITÉ

Joy, is an active member of the filmmaking collective Pulp Vérité when she is captured and held overseas for four years. After being released from captivity, she returns to the United States to reunite with her friends and restart her life. But when the group realizes Joy has gathered them together for the impossible: to bring her sister who is still a captive with ISIS home, their strength as a collective, youthful ideology, and commitment to the cause are shaken to the core.

PULP VÉRITÉ was noted on the 2019 Kilroys List and was a part of the Ruth Easton New Plays Series (2001) and workshopped at the Playwrights Center in January 2022.

POSTCARD

AMERICAN TOWN

Story by Crystal Skillman (Book) & Lynne Shankel (Music/Lyrics)


Postcard American Town follows a young woman's awakening to the importance of social activism and a young man's determination for change in the fictitious community of Westville. By examining the complexities of racial divisions in the United States through the simplicity of a small-town picnic, this musical reveals the universal impact of cultural discrimination.


The piece was selected for San Diego State University’s New Musicals Initiative two year development program with a workshop production in April 2022. 

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BLACK-EYED SUSAN

Music and Lyrics by Matthew McCollum
Book by Matthew McCollum and Crystal Skillman

Brightwater was a town in West Virginia, named after the untamed river that cut off its people from the rest of Appalachia. A town ruled by two households, both alike in dignity: had none. So when Rosie MacAleese fell in love with the son of her father’s nemesis…what on earth did she think would happen?


Black-Eyed Susan, formerly known asThe Ballad of Brightwater, has been developed through the ASCAP DreamWorks Musical Theatre Workshop, and was a finalist for the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program.

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A NEW CITY

A New City depicts the stark and increasingly unapologetic actions taken by protagonist Ginny to come of age in the long, dark shadow of a repressive Christian cult called "The Message". Created by RRR Creative co-founder Sam Ratelle and inspired by his own life story, A New City features a book by Crystal Skillman and music and lyrics by Ratelle. A New City is anything but a conventional new musical and RRR Productions is thrilled to produce it.