US Magic and Illusions Associate, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
SKYLAR FOX is an Obie Award-winning director, writer, and designer based in Brooklyn. He cares about making wildly theatrical plays and musicals that push the boundaries of what theatre can do to tell ambitiously vulnerable stories powerfully.
He is the co-artistic director of Nightdrive, where he has directed and co-written an apocalypse around a campfire (The Grown-Ups, secret location); a live, immersive alien movie (Alien Nation, Paradise Factory); a five-dimensional community meeting with a full pancake breakfast (Providence, RI, The Tank); ahaunted rock concert (Thank You Sorry, Ars Nova); and a hybrid comic book with interactive animation (Apathy Boy, The Brick & Ars Nova, 2015 O’Neill Finalist). He also directed and co-created The Annotated History of the American Muskrat by John Kuntz (The New Ohio, Boston Center for the Arts). Current Nightdrive projects include a new musical about historical re-enactors called The Wayback , and Society, a part-play, part-participatory focus group performed with the audience and actors around (and on, and in secret compartments of) a giant conference room table. Society was named a semi-finalist for the Relentless Award.
Other directing credits include Pussy Sludge by Gracie Gardner (2017 Relentless Award, HERE Arts Center), Juliet & Romeo (The Brick), and the Boston premieres of the 6-hour genre-bending epicThe Valentine Trilogy and of Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play, for which he was nominated for an IRNE Award.
As a magic designer, Skylar is the Illusions & Magic Associate for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway and around the world, and has created magic for Fat Ham (Broadway, The Public Theater and National Black Theatre), You Will Get Sick (Roundabout), Wicked (Atelier de Cultura, Sao Paolo), A Beautiful Noise (assoc. design, Broadway), Damn Yankees (Shaw Festival), Dracula (Maltz Jupiter Theater), and consulted on The Tonight Show, The Tony Awards, and San Diego Comic Con.
Skylar’s solo writing credits include The Last of the Living Jeffersons (runner up for the Gaffney Playwriting Prize, La Jolla Playhouse/UCSD), Heist Play (Brown University), and The Archives (Fort Point Theatre Channel). He was a 2016 Heideman Award finalist for A Brief Informational Session on what used to be Central Park. His short play A Wake for David’s Fucked-up Face won the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Festival. B.A. in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies from Brown University.