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). Crystal is currently writing her scripted audio drama series The Magician’s Magician which was released with BOOM Integrated/John Marshall Media this past fall. She just finished the pilot of her half hour original musical comedy Overnight Success with co-conceiver Lauren Elder and songwriter Regina Stayhorn (Kampfire Films).
Theatrically, Crystal is a noted bookwriter of musicals. Her musicals with Bobby Cronin include the award-winning Mary and Max, as well as her play with music Rain and Zoe Save the World, just optioned by DDM Productions/Drew & Dane Productions (Little Shop of Horrors, The Other Josh Cohen), and the animated series Cosmic Critters. 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”.