Molly Olis Krost

Molly Olis Krost

Molly Olis Krost is a Filipina Jewish playwright based in the Bay Area. Her plays explore the constant collisions of the human experience: collisions with others, with our society, and within ourselves. Her play NANAY was a semi-finalist for the National Playwrights Conference and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Her plays have been performed or are forthcoming at Z Space, San Francisco Playhouse, PlayGround...
Molly Olis Krost is a Filipina Jewish playwright based in the Bay Area. Her plays explore the constant collisions of the human experience: collisions with others, with our society, and within ourselves. Her play NANAY was a semi-finalist for the National Playwrights Conference and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Her plays have been performed or are forthcoming at Z Space, San Francisco Playhouse, PlayGround, The Parsnip Ship, Clutch Productions, MaArte Theatre Collective, Ain’t I A Woman Playfest, SOMArts Cultural Center, and SFSU Fringe. She was awarded the Gita Specker First Place Award for Best Dramatic Monologue by the San Francisco Browning Society. Her writing has been published in {m}aganda magazine and she is the co-creator and editor of the zine Bowlcuts and Boba. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from San Francisco State University. When not writing, Molly enjoys painting, baking, crafting, and misquoting song lyrics.
Molly is a Resident Playwright at PlayGround. Her plays have been performed or are forthcoming at Z Space, San Francisco Playhouse, PlayGround, The Parsnip Ship, Clutch Productions, MaArte Theatre Collective, Ain’t I A Woman Playfest, SOMArts Cultural Center, and SFSU Fringe. She was awarded the Gita Specker First Place Award for Best Dramatic Monologue by the San Francisco Browning Society. Her writing has been published in {m}aganda magazine and she is the co-creator and editor of the zine Bowlcuts and Boba.

Plays

  • Nanay
    Angela has arrived to congratulate her twin sister on her new baby but, instead finds Eve “cohabitating” with a Filipino vampire with an infamous hunger for all things fetus. Does Angela believe Eve’s claims that all is well with her new relationship? NANAY, a new play by Molly Olis Krost, incorporates Filipino mythology and tradition to compare eastern and western approaches to sisterhood, trauma and healing
  • WHAT WE FOUND
    DANIEL and GISELLE are cousins facing the daunting the task of cleaning out the garage of their grandparent's home. When their estranged cousin MAGGIE arrives, desperate for insight into the Jewish ancestry she never knew their family had, DANIEL and GISELLE must go to great lengths to hide their true purpose of searching the garage. A play about mixed-raced identity and how we choose to define "family."
  • After The Wake
    2 f, 2 m
    Rose returns home for her mother's funeral. She finds her father, Michael, experiencing a "return to faith," sitting shiva for a wife who was not Jewish. Her brother, Jacob, is barely holding it together and barely speaking to her. And Evangeline...Evangeline isn't supposed to here. A clash of family, clash of religion, and clash of Filipino and Jewish culture.
  • DIKTADOR
    Mothers and daughters in both 1972 and the present find themselves listening to an announcement from Presidents Ferdinand Marcos and Rodrigo Duterte that can only mean one thing. Is it absolute terror or a necessary protection? They are at odds with their leaders and at odds with each other. Who are they against? Or, better yet, who should they be against? DIKTADOR looks at the tumultuous history of martial law...
    Mothers and daughters in both 1972 and the present find themselves listening to an announcement from Presidents Ferdinand Marcos and Rodrigo Duterte that can only mean one thing. Is it absolute terror or a necessary protection? They are at odds with their leaders and at odds with each other. Who are they against? Or, better yet, who should they be against? DIKTADOR looks at the tumultuous history of martial law in Philippines, comparing one of the bloodiest periods in the country’s past to the eerily similar signs appearing in their current administration.
  • School Haze
    (3f, 3m)
    Three students stay after school to supervise their male classmates who are supposed to be serving a detention sentence. As the boys undermine their authority and berate them with insult, a fire is lit within the gils to take this mistreatment no longer. A political drama inspired by the Kavanaugh hearings and the #MeToo movement.
  • After Hubris
    What would have happened if Icarus had survived his tragic fall and he and Daedalus were, once again, stuck in the labyrinth? A short "what-if" take on the classic myth.