Skylar is constantly in an ongoing collaboration with actor/playwright Paul Gary to write the next great American Musical...or something like that. If you have to boil it down, Grieco writes the music and Gary writes the book and lyrics. But largely the two feel that they collaborate through all of those things. For every brilliant idea, there have been ten terrible ideas. But that one brilliant idea is all it takes.
Grieco and Gary's first success was their original musical University 101: A Collegiate Musical. The musical follows two undergraduate freshmen navigating their first semester of college. The show's world premiere was produced by The Lambda Gamma Cast of Alpha Psi Omega in the Deborah K. Anderson Studio Theatre at Middle Tennessee State University in April 2016. Check out the trailer below!
Skylar is also an independent playwright creating a wide variety of work.
Feel free to contact Skylar about samples of his work either in this website or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Ranger Tales: True Stories From America's National Parks, an original play with music for young audiences, was written in collaboration with Chicago Public Libraries 2018 Summer Learning Challenge, Earth Explorers. This original piece used storytelling, music, pantomime, and puppetry to educate and entertain young audiences about America's diverse national park system.
-The Ugly Duckling, a new TYA musical adaptation set in the Lincoln Park zoo, was written and produced with Improv Playhouse in Chicago, IL in 2018. The show toured Chicago area schools, libraries, and daycare centers to great success.
-The Green Light, a ten minute play that is effectively a hybridization of The Great Gatsby and "The Man Who Can't be Moved" by The Script, was selected and featured in the KCACTF Region IV Ten Minute Play Festival in 2017.
-Life Under the Big Top, his first full length play exploring mental illness, had its world premiere produced by The Lambda Gamma Cast of Alpha Psi Omega in the Deborah K. Anderson Studio at Middle Tennessee State University in 2016.