Christina Masciotti is the Guggenheim Award-winning playwright of acclaimed work that has been performed all over the world.
She has earned comparisons to Samuel Beckett and been described as a playwright with a "distinctive gift" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times. Her most recent production, Raw Bacon from Poland (2017), was a New York Times Critics' Pick. Her earlier work, Social Security (2015), a five-star-reviewed Time Out New York Critics' Pick, received an honorable mention from The Kilroys, and was named one of the Best Shows of 2015 by Helen Shaw. Her scripts, Adult (2014) and Vision Disturbance (2010), have been selected for preservation in the Permanent Archives of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Vision Disturbance was also cited as one of Time Out New York's Top 10 Shows of 2010, and selected monologues from Vision Disturbance, Adult, and Raw Bacon from Poland have been anthologized by Smith and Kraus' Best Contemporary Monologues series (2014, 2016, 2018). She is currently a playwright-in-residence at Lincoln Center Theater.
NO GOOD THINGS DWELL IN THE FLESH joins the Theater Previews at Duke New Works Lab!
Christina Masciotti profiled by The Native Society!
Lighting Designer Barbara Samuels nominated for a Henry Hewes Design Award for her work on RAW BACON FROM POLAND!
Christina Masciotti joins Lincoln Center's Playwrights in Residence!
RAW BACON FROM POLAND is a New York Times Critic's Pick!
Christina Masciotti is honored as a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow!
The New Group/New Works Spring Festival features THE NOISE OF THE HEARTBEAT OR WHATEVER THE HELL.
"Masciotti is major - she is our heir to Moliere." - Helen Shaw, Divers Alarums
"Ms. Masciotti mines the banalities of everyday chatter for heroic poetry." - The New York Times
“Masciotti is fond of letting the seams of language show…[Her] instinct for these moments in which words seem to get away from us makes her the perfect playwright.” - Project MUSE Theatre Journal, Johns Hopkins University Press
"Her character work can't be surpassed." - Time Out New York
"Deceptively disarming...absorbing and exquisitely expressive." - The Boston Globe
"Masciotti's writing is superb, simultaneously unforced and lyrical...She does a magic trick where language as it is spoken somehow becomes poetry." - Time Out New York
"Masciotti seems poised to coax American domestic drama into rigorous and unsettling terrain." - The Village Voice
"Christina has the gift of capturing...unique voices...She has carved out a space in today's experimental theatre with her real stories about real people." - Theatre Forum
"An amazing author who builds a new language." - Gazzetta di Modena
"A talented playwright who excels at...finding eloquence even in the most mundane exchanges and language blunders." - Le Figaro
"Beautiful characters...sublime." - Le Clou dans la Planche