playwright/professor
 
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Krista Knight's work includes PRIMAL PLAY (New Georges, Playwrights Center of MN), SALAMANDER LEVIATHAN (Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Ars Nova ANT FEST, The Pitch at Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival, Inkwell, KCACTF Musical Theatre Award from the Kennedy Center), CLEMENTINE AND THE CYBER DUCKS (The Assembly, Hangar Theatre, Inkwell), PHANTOM BAND (The Claque, Walden Theatre, Voice and Vision, Dixon Place), ANAEROBIC RESPIRATION (Playwrights Center of SF, NYC Fringe Festival), and UN-HINGED (Wily West, Playhouse Creatures, WordBRIDGE), among others. 
 
Commissions include YMTC with Dave Malloy, 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, UCROSS, Yaddo, and MacDowell.
 
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). 
Alum of Youngblood, TerraNova Groundbreakers, Page 73 Interstate 73, and Civilians R&D Lab, and member of New Georges JAM.

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

Krista is currently a Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwright Fellow at Juilliard.