Playwright Spotlight: Krista Knight

Clementine and the Cyber Ducks [Cupcake Reading Series, Sept. 2013]
[Quickies 13, June 2012]


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Krista Knight’s work includes SALAMANDER LEVIATHAN (Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre, Ars Nova, Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival, New Georges, Inkwell, KCACTF Musical Theatre Award from the Kennedy Center, upcoming: Magic Futurebox and Alley Theatre), CLEMENTINE AND THE CYBER DUCKS (Ontological Hysteric Incubator, Hangar Theatre, Inkwell), PHANTOM BAND (Walden Theatre, Voice and Vision, Dixon Place, Baldwin New Play Festival), UN-HINGED: A SILENT OPERA (TerraNOVA, WordBRIDGE, Playhouse Creatures), and ANAEROBIC RESPIRATION (Playwrights Center of SF, NYC Fringe Festival) among others.

Her plays have been produced or developed at the Playwrights Center of Minneapolis, New York Theatre Workshop, Vineyard Theatre, Flea Theatre, Ashland New Plays Festival, Brown University, Live Girls!, and KSDS public radio.

Commissions include Disney, The Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, Case Western Reserve University Biomedical Engineering Department, The Assembly, Live Girls!, and Class Act. Krista has been in Residence at La Napoule Art Foundation, Tofte Lake, New York Mills, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Interplay in Australia, UCROSS, Platte Clove, the Santa Fe Art Institute, Yaddo, and MacDowell. Krista has taught playwriting at UC San Diego, St. Mary’s College, Cal State San Marcos and SUNY Oswego. Her play for young adults FOR FEET’S SAKE: THE WILD TAIL OF A LITTLE MERMAID is published by Playscripts, Inc.

BA: Brown University. MA: Performance Studies from NYU. MFA Playwriting: UC San Diego. Page 73 Playwriting Fellow (2007). Shank Playwriting Fellow at the Vineyard Theatre (2011-2012). Member of Youngblood and New Georges JAM.