Crystal Skillman is an award winning Brooklyn based playwright and screenwriter. She is the author of the plays Geek, Cut, and King Kirby (co-written with husband, fellow DCC guest and comic writer, Fred Van Lente), all of which are NY Times critic’s picks. She is the musical theater book writer of Mary and Max, based on the film, written with Award Winning ASCAP Composer/Lyricist Bobby Cronin, as well as The Cover, featuring Ali Stroker. Crystal’s plays include: Rain and Zoe Save the World (Currently a 2017 O’Neill Semi-Finalist, 2017 Blue Ink Award Finalist Winner, 2016 New Harmony Project, 2016 Oregon Performance Lab), Pulp Ve?rite? (2016 BAPF Finalist, 2015 Clifford Odets Ensemble Play Commission,), 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.” Crystal’s awards include two Ensemble Studio Theater/Alfred P. Sloan commissions, as well as the New York Innovation Award (Outstanding Full Length Play for The Vigil or the Guided Cradle).