playwright/professor
 
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Krista's work includes KIRK AT THE SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT HYATT (NYTW’s Dartmouth Summer Residency, Vineyard Theatre reading, Playwrights Foundation Rough Reading, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse reading), PRIMAL PLAY (New Georges, Playwrights Center of MN), the punk rock adaptation of Medusa HISSIFIT (Cradle Theatre, Berkeley Rep School of Theatre), SALAMANDER LEVIATHAN (Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Ars Nova Ant Fest, Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival, Inkwell, KCACTF Musical Theatre Award from the Kennedy Center for best book), DOOMSURFING (Parkside Lounge), SELKIE (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dutch Kills, upcoming - Wagner Festival at UC San Diego), and 17 plays and musicals for young audiences.

Commissions include the new musical DON’T STOP ME with Dave Malloy, the script for a ride at Tokyo Disney, The Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, Case Western Reserve University Biomedical Engineering Department, The Assembly, and Live Girls!.

Krista has been in residence at La Napoule Art Foundation, Tofte Lake, The Orchard Project, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Page 73’s Summer Residency at Yale, Santa Fe Art Institute, UCROSS, Yaddo, and The MacDowell Colony.

BA: Brown University
MA: Performance Studies from NYU
MFA Playwriting: UC San Diego

Page 73 Playwriting Fellow (2007)
MacDowell Fellow (2008)
Shank Playwriting Fellow at the Vineyard Theatre (2011-2012)
Juilliard School Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program Fellow (2016-2018)

Alum of EST’s Youngblood, TerraNova Groundbreakers, Page 73’s Interstate 73, Civilians R&D Lab, New Georges JAM and  Fresh Ground Pepper Playgroup. 

Winner of the 2016 Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville. 

Current Writer-in-Residence in Cinema Media Arts and Theatre at Vanderbilt University.