Christina Masciotti has been described as a playwright with a "distinctive gift" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times. Her most recent production, Social Security, was 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. The scripts for her earlier work, 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 and Adult have been anthologized in Smith and Kraus' Best Contemporary Monologues for Women (2014 and 2016).
Christina Masciotti joins Lincoln Center's Playwrights in Residence!
RAW BACON FROM POLAND is a New York Times Critic's Pick!
Abrons Arts Center presents RAW BACON FROM POLAND (World Premiere) June 1-17, 2017.
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
"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