Crystal Jackson used to write dark, absurd comedies. Then the world became dark and absurd (but not very funny), so she took a break from playwriting to regroup, move across the country a couple of times, and go on a lot of hikes, road trips, and burger quests.

With her new play THE LAST TRUCK STOP, she again considers what might be waiting for us in our near future, only this time there’s a glimmer of hope.

Because if we don’t have hope, what’s the point?

CRYSTAL JACKSON is a near-futurist playwright whose work has been developed or produced by Kitchen Dog Theater, Science Fiction Theatre Company, Shelterbelt, Gene Frankel Theatre, Great Plains Theater Conference, EstroGenius, Revolution Theatre, MadLab, Subversive Theatre, and Six of One Productions. Her plays THE SINGULARITY and PLEASE REMOVE THIS STUFFED ANIMAL FROM MY HEAD are published by Original Works. Crystal is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and caretaker of the FIGHT STUPIDIZATION campaign, which evidently needs to step it up.