Krista is a Juilliard School Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program Fellow (2016-18), Page 73 Playwriting Fellow (2007), MacDowell Fellow (2008), Shank Playwriting Fellow at the Vineyard Theatre (2011-12), and a Vanderbilt Writer-in-Residence (current).
Her work included LIPSTICK LOBOTOMY (2019 Kilroys List), DON'T STOP ME (new teen musical with Dave Malloy), KIRK AT THE SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT HYATT (NYTW's Summer Residency, Vineyard Theatre reading series, Playwrights Foundation Rough Reading, Martha's Vineyard Playhouse/MacDowell Benefit), 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, UCSD), SELKIE (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dutch Kills), and 17 plays and musicals for young audiences.
Commissions include the script for a ride at Tokyo Disney, The Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, The Assembly, Live Girls!, and The Case Western Reserve Universtiy School of Biomedical Engineering.
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, Sante Fe Art Institute, UCROSS, Yaddo, and The MacDowell Colony.
BA: Brown University
MA: Performance Studies from NYU
MFA Playwriting: UC San Diego
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.
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