Gina Musto

Gina Musto

Gina Musto is a playwright and dramaturg living in Minneapolis. She graduated in August 2018 from Augsburg University in their MFA program for playwriting. Her play "Indiana" was a finalist for the National Queer Theater's reading series in 2018. Her other work includes her play "Buffy the Bedbug Slayer," which was performed in the Minnesota Fringe Festival in 2017 and she has also...
Gina Musto is a playwright and dramaturg living in Minneapolis. She graduated in August 2018 from Augsburg University in their MFA program for playwriting. Her play "Indiana" was a finalist for the National Queer Theater's reading series in 2018. Her other work includes her play "Buffy the Bedbug Slayer," which was performed in the Minnesota Fringe Festival in 2017 and she has also written for Theatre Unbound's 24:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown and the Playwrights' Center's Ubu Roi Bake-Off. She has worked as a dramaturg with Park Square on show such as "My Children! My Africa!" and "Nina Simone" as well as with the History Theatre on "Complicated Fun" and "The Highwaymen".

Plays

  • In the Deep
    Simone and Fiona are unusual and supernatural roommates. Simone is a siren who keeps bringing men home to kill and Fiona is a banshee, heralding the men’s demise. When neighbor Ben gets pulled into their lives, he struggles not to succumb to greater powers influencing him while Megs, Fiona’s girlfriend, fights for the love she and her partner deserve.
  • Indiana
    Ellie Callis is a sex ed teacher in Warsaw, Indiana. Accused of violating the abstinence-only policy in the state, Ellie is interrogated by her students and her peers at the school board meeting. As the tension escalates, the community members begin to grapple with what sex ed really looks like and how questions of sexuality and education are much larger than they seem.

Recommended by Gina Musto

  • we, the invisibles
    10 Mar. 2019
    I had the great fortune of seeing this performed at the Humana Festival last year. It is incredible - painful, funny, and beautifully forthright. The blend between documentary and theatrical performance is mesmerizing and the wide variety of stories and experiences that are contained in a single play is the stuff of brilliance. I hope to see this show produced far and wide, as it continues to resonate with me everyday, especially in discussions of immigration and the #MeToo movement.