In a first for Amy’s Horse, both plays in this episode are written by the same person, Brooklyn-based playwright Crystal Skillman. Who else could write two brilliant shorts that are both set on the front stoop of New York homes? We’re calling it, SkillmanPalooza!
The first play is Crawl
, set in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. Two brothers, played by Maurice Jones
and Sheldon Best
, struggle with their father's legacy, and the realities of their own complicated relationship.
Our second piece, Perfect
, takes us across the East River to Manhattan. While waiting for a locksmith, mother and daughter, played by Saundra Santiago
and Karina Arroyave
, experience the distance between them, and how close their bond really is.