Carolyn is a writer for stage and screen who is currently Playwright in Residence at Sell a Door Theatre Company through the support of the Fulbright LUSK Award.
She received the Visionary Playwright Award and Commission from Theater Masters, and the resulting play MINE & YOURS was named a top national new play by the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, The Kilroys List Honorable Mention, and an L. Arnold Weissberger Award Nominee.
Her plays have been produced or developed at The Looking Glass Theatre (NY), Long Beach Playhouse, Chicago Dramatists, Stage Left Theatre, Centenary Stage Company, 20% Theatre Company Chicago, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Live Girls! Theatre, Williams Street Rep, Chicago New Work Festival, Theater Masters, Pittsburgh New Works Festival, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, among others.
Academy Award winner Melissa Leo headlined the reading of Carolyn’s screenplay MAGNETIC at the Hamptons International Film Festival. MAGNETIC also won the first place Alfred P. Sloan screenwriting award. The project is in development with producers Diane Nabatoff and Alexander Ross.
Her residency fellowships have included Ucross Foundation, Hawthornden Castle, Anderson Center at Tower View, American Antiquarian Society, and Ragdale Foundation.
Carolyn has an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A. in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis.