Carolyn is a writer for stage and screen based in Los Angeles.
Her new play THE SUBJECT had a United Nations Orange Day Reading in central London featuring Alfred Enoch (How to Get Away with Murder). THE SUBJECT was written in residence at Sell a Door Theatre Company in London through the support of the Fulbright LUSK Award. THE SUBJECT has had 20 readings (and counting) at theatres, universities, and organizations (see The Subject Project for more info).
Academy Award winner Melissa Leo headlined the reading of Carolyn’s screenplay MAGNETIC at the Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters’ Lab. MAGNETIC also won the Alfred P. Sloan first place screenwriting award, Plume & Pellicule Award, and Writemovies.com Award. MAGNETIC is in development with producers Diane Nabatoff and Alexander Ross with Jon Amiel (CREATION) attached as director.
Carolyn is writing an original feature for Noggin Sauce Pictures. Jon Diack and Rachel Fowler will produce.
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 Antaeus Theatre Company, The Blank Theatre, The Road Theatre Company, The Looking Glass Theatre (NY), Long Beach Playhouse, Chicago Dramatists, Stage Left Theatre, Found Stages, 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, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and more.
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, Ebell of Los Angeles Playwright Prize, and Ronald Duncan Playwriting Competition.
Carolyn’s honors include: Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, The Playwrights Union Member, Antaeus Theatre Company Playwrights Lab Member, 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.