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Playwright:Krista Knight


Salamander Leviathan

It's 1890 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. The loneliest man in the world makes a deal with the Devil: A wife and a family in exchange for his soul. When a beautiful stranger steps off the train, everything seems headed towards happily ever after. But neither the stranger nor the Devil is quite what they seem. A casio-pop fable about the price we pay for love. Music written and performed by Arkansas based band David's Pegasus.

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KRISTA KNIGHT is a third-year MFA playwright. Her work at UC San Diego includes BNPF's Phantom Band, Clementine and the Cyber Ducks and the new text for Sexual Selection, La Mandragola and Music Under the Influence. Her plays have been produced by The Ontological Hysteric Theater, Dixon Place, The Assembly and The Women's Work Theatre in New York City, The Ashland New Plays Festival, The Hangar Theatre, The Brown University Graduate New Play Festival, LiveGirls! in Seattle, Harvest Theatre in Toledo, Panoply in Huntsville, Alabama, Goshen College in Indiana, The Attic Theatre in Los Angeles, The New Perspective Festival, Dana Middle School, and El Camino Creek Elementary School in San Diego, The Pan Theatre in San Francisco, and The Bus Barn Stage Company in Los Altos. Krista has been in Residence at New York Mills, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Interplay in Australia, UCROSS, the Santa Fe Art Institute, Yaddo, and MacDowell. 2007 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow. She is a graduate of Brown University and has a masters in Performance Studies from NYU



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