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Krista is a current Juilliard School Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program Fellow.

Krista's work includes KIRK AT THE SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT HYATT (NYTW’s Dartmouth Summer Residency, Vineyard Theatre reading series, Playwrights Foundation Rough Reading, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse MondayNight Special), PRIMAL PLAY (New Georges, Playwrights Center of MN), the punk rock adaptation of Medusa HISSIFIT (Cradle 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), 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).

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

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