Crystal Skillman is the award-winning author of the plays Geek, Cut, and King Kirby (co-written with Fred Van Lente), all critics picks from the NY Times. She is the musical theater book writer of Mary and Max, based on the film, currently in development with director Stafford Arima, and written with Award-Winning ASCAP Composer/Lyricist Bobby Cronin, as well as The Cover for Ali Stroker, also with her collaborator Bobby Cronin. Her new plays include: Rain and Zoe Save the World (2016 New Harmony Project, 2016 Oregon Performance Lab), Pulp Vérité (2015 Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission, 2016 BAPF Finalist), and Open (All for One Solo Theater Company's 2016 Season), as well as Another Kind of Love, a punk rock play (Chopin Theater with InFusion Theatre Co., 2015, Chicago) hailed by the Chicago Reader as a "Masterpiece". Awards include two Ensemble Studio Theater/Sloan commissions, as well as the New York Innovation Award for Outstanding Full Length Play (The Vigil or the Guided Cradle). For TV, she has just finished her new pilot "Paper Heroes", co-written with Fred Van Lente, which is currently being shopped around. Her work has been featured as part of MCC Theater's Playwrights' Coalition, Women's Project Playwrights' Lab, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, the Lark, and New Georges. Crystal is represented by Abrams Artists Agency in NY, and Shepard Management.