Carolyn is a writer for stage and screen based in Los Angeles. Her new play THE SUBJECT recently had a United Nations Orange Day Reading in central London featuring Alfred Enoch (How to Get Away with Murder, Harry Potter). Throughout 2016-2017, THE SUBJECT will be read at theatres, universities, and organizations as part of an international theatre movement to raise awareness of sexual assault issues and protest lenient rape sentences (see The Subject Project). THE SUBJECT was written in residence at Sell a Door Theatre Company in London through the support of the Fulbright LUSK Award.
Carolyn 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.
Carolyn has been a writer-in-residence at Ucross Foundation, Hawthornden Castle, Ragdale Foundation, and Anderson Center at Tower View. She has been a finalist for the Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers Award, Kitchen Dog Theater New Works Festival, Heideman Award, Old Vic New Voices Bloomingdale’s Playwrights Week, and Ronald Duncan Playwriting Competition.
Carolyn’s honors include William Randolph Hearst Creative Artist Fellowship, Shubert Fellowship, Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, Disquiet International Short Play Award, “Best Playwright” Award in The Looking Glass Theatre’s Writer/Director Forum, Filmaka.com grant, two A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Awards, the Leota Diesel Ashton Playwriting Prize, the Howard Nemerov Writing Scholarship, and the Riceland Rice/Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation Scholarship.
Carolyn is an alum of the NBC Page Program and Women in Film Mentorship Program. She has a B.A. in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University.