Crystal Adaway is a playwright, screenwriter, editor, artist, and teacher. Her first screenplay, BANGERS & MASH, was selected as a finalist in the Virginia Film Office’s Screenwriting Competition. Her play, THE WISH, received Honorable Mention in Dominion Stage’s first playwriting competition in 2020. Her monologue from THE WISH was selected for publication in SHE PERSISTED: ONE HUNDRED MONOLOGUES BY WOMEN OVER 40, edited by Lawrence Harbison and released in November 2021. Her short comedy, THE CHRISTMAS CARD, was selected for the Dover Little Theater’s 2019 Winter Holiday One-Act Festival, and was produced as part of Pipeline Playwrights’ 2019 DC Capital Fringe show. Crystal is a 2018 alumna of the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive, with the incomparable Gary Garrison. She is also a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America and of Honor Roll!, an advocacy and action group of women+ playwrights over 40 as well as their women+ over 40 allies. Crystal is also one of the Pipeline Playwrights, a collective of persistent women writers and producers. She is the owner/operator of WorthyNotes, a writing and editing business. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
NPX: https://newplayexchange.org/users/21270/crystal-adaway AND https://www.worthy-notes.com
MORE ABOUT ME
What was my most gratifying moment in theater? THE WISH grew from a dark & twisty idea I had in a half-awake haze one morning when my kids were at an age that required nearly all my attention. I wrote it down and tucked it in a folder. They grew and I grew and a need to write grew in my belly. It took many, many years for me to complete the play, and I was invited to present it at the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage festival in 2018. The audience loved it. The discussion was transformative. That experience, that play, made it finally unequivocal in my own mind that I am a playwright.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I'm currently working on a full-length drama, TO BE STILL, and will be adapting a WWII action/romance novel I edited into a screenplay.
Women, Family, Comedy, Holiday, Dark Comedy, Developmental Editor, Copy Editor