Baryshnikov Arts Center

Past Artist
Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist

Christina Masciotti

Theater artist Christina Masciotti (New York City) writes about seemingly unremarkable characters on unholy paths of awakening. She will develop a new play, Cold Enough to Levitate, centering on the placid existence of a married couple and their struggling middle-aged son, exploring the need for emotional solace at the heart of contemporary American life.

BAC Space Resident Artist


Artist Bio
Christina Masciotti

Christina Masciotti

Christina Masciotti is a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow in Drama and Performance. Her most recent production, Social Security, was named one of the Best Shows of 2015 by Helen Shaw, and her earlier play, Vision Disturbance, was one of Time Out New York’s Top Ten Shows of 2010. 

The scripts for Adult (2014) and Vision Disturbance have been selected for preservation in the permanent archives of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and published by Broadway Play Publishing. One of The New York Times’ 2015 “Faces to Watch,” she has been honored as a finalist for The Princess Grace Award, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the Centre Stage New Plays Festival, and the Trustus Playwrights festival. Her work has been funded by The Berks County Community Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, the French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYSCA, the Independence Community Foundation, LMCC, and The Puffin Foundation. Her work has also been anthologized by Smith and Kraus and Applause Theater and Cinema Books: Best Contemporary Monologues for Women (2014 and 2016).

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