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Yael Haskal is a playwright, poet, and performer based in New York/Berlin. She is an ensemble member of the New York Neo-Futurists and La MaMa's Great Jones Repertory Company. Her work has been performed at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Dixon Place, IRT, The Tank, the Kraine Theater, and the Midtown International Theatre Festival (NYC); the Ivoryton Playhouse, Trinity College, the Warner Theatre (CT); Theatre Simpson (IN); the InspiraTO Festival (Toronto, CA); and other venues across the U.S. A graduate of Vassar College, she is the creator of the comedic webseries "Fun Moms" and was a 2020 Young Playwright in Residence at the Echo Theater Company (LA).
Sometimes I do this dance that looks like a noodle. Never have I ever taken Lactaid with the first bite. When I think about things to do before I die, winning a prize on the radio comes to mind. There were [like a billion] grey hairs last I checked. The first play I wrote was about the plaque process and I made my friends perform it in second grade. If you need a babysitter, I’m not selling myself well here but I’d actually really like to do that. I’ve been known to cry about the calendar year. I do not have strong opinions about ghosts. My favorite type of bug is I hate bugs and why would you ask me that? I’m sorry my facts aren’t funner but I think this is the best way to get to know each other. Did I mention this is one of those Harry Potter chocolate frog cards? If you wait here long enough, the photo of me will come to life and I’ll start talking to you. Shh. Give it a few minutes.
"Yael Haskal is charmingly neurotic." – Nightmare on Film Street
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