Full name

Krystal Banzon

Location

Los Angeles, CA

Biography

“I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.”
– Toni Morrison



KRYSTAL BANZON is a writer and creative based in Los Angeles.

Krystal graduated with a BA in Government, Women’s Studies, and Theater from Smith College, and a Masters degree in Interactive Telecommunications, focusing on New Media and Interactive Storytelling from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

She was a Fulbright Scholar to the Philippines in theater arts, an SDC Observer to Chay Yew at Playwrights Horizons, an LGBT Point Foundation Scholar for theatrical directing, and an Old Vic New Voices TS Eliot US/UK Exchange director. Krystal was on the opening plenary panel of the 3rd National Asian American Theater Festival, “New Directions to Explore, Discover, Initiate," with Lucy Burns, Velina Hasu Houston, and Cheryl Ikemiya. She is one of the founding board members of Art2Action, an artist collective dedicated to innovative new work, creative community-based performances, and progressive cultural organizing.

Her passion lies in telling bold stories filled with heart and verve. Krystal supports the artistic vision of women, LGBTQ artists, and artists of color. She strives to do her part in creating an inclusive and diverse media, exposing audiences to new and under-represented narratives, and harnessing the power of cultural production.

Most recently, her scene, "Homebirth," the story of two women having their first child, was showcased in the 2016 NBC Scene Showcases in Los Angeles and New York City.

Currently, she is working as the Coordinator for the Programming Talent Development and Inclusion team with NBC Entertainment. She lives in LA with her wife and three children.

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