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About Libby Skala

LIBBY SKALA wrote and has performed her one-woman play LiLiA! (about the life of her grandmother, actress Lilia Skala) to sold-out houses inLos Angeles, New York, Seattle, Toronto and Winnipeg (where it was selected “Best Show” out of 118 shows by CJUM Radio at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival). In New York it was produced by Mirror Repertory Company; it opened Pacific Theatre’s 23rd season in Vancouver, followed by performances in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia and in Dresden, Germany.  It also toured to The Edinburgh Festival in Scotland.

Libby’s second show A Time to Dance was developed with a fellowship from The Field Organization and in works-in-progress sponsored by Artistic New Directions.  In Canada, it was performed as part of the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival’s Sunday Series, followed by performances in New York, produced by Artistic New directions and Emerging Artists Theatre. It won Libby the “Best Solo Performer” award at the London Fringe Festival 2007, and an award from The Pandella Cultural Fund.

Libby’s non-solo work includes appearing with Rosemary Harris, Marian Seldes, Elizabeth Ashley, Jayne Atkinson, Ronald Rand and David Margulies, reading from books published by The Feminist Press at the Jewish Museum in New York.  Regionally, she played the role of Viola in Twelfe Night at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Canada; in Value of Names directed by Jeffrey Sweet at Theatre J  in Washington, DC; and in Painting Churches with Spokane Interplayers.  She starred in a film version of Romeo and Juliet for the Director’s View Film Festival, and makes appearances in the award-winning film festival hit Dogs in the Basement aka Unscrewed, and in Jonathan Glazer’s Birth, starring Nicole Kidman.

The Last Frontier Theatre Conference invited Libby to perform and teach workshops in solo writing and performance at The Prince William Sound Community College, a branch of the University of Alaska in Valdez.  She is a graduate of Oberlin College.


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