Resume

 

CAROLYN KRAS

http://www.carolynkras.com

 

EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Arts

Major: Drama; Minors: Writing and Political Science

 

PLAYWRITING HONORS/AWARDS

*Milken Playwriting Prize Finalist, 2017

*Inkslinger Playwriting Competition Finalist, 2017

*Antaeus Theatre Company Playwrights Lab, 2017-Present

*Ebell of Los Angeles Playwright Prize Finalist, 2016

*Theatre Conspiracy New Play Contest Finalist, 2016

*Playwrights First Award: Second Place, 2016

*Fulbright LUSK Award to the U.K./Playwright in Residence at Sell A Door Theatre Company, 2015-2016

*Hawthornden Castle Fellowship, 2015

*Disquiet International Short Play Contest Winner, 2015

*Marion Fellowship Semifinalist, 2015

*Princess Grace Award Semifinalist, 2014

*Kitchen Dog Theater New Works Festival Finalist, 2014

*Women’s Project Lab Semifinalist, 2014

*Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist, 2014

*Ronald Duncan Playwriting Competition Finalist, 2014

*Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award Finalist, 2013

*Old Vic New Voices Bloomingdale’s Playwrights Week Finalist, 2013

*Ucross Foundation Residency, 2013

*L. Arnold Weissberger Award Nominee, 2013

*Leah Ryan’s Fund for Emerging Women Writers Finalist, 2013

*Anderson Center Resident Fellow, 2013

*Theater Masters Visionary Playwright Award and Commission, 2012

*Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, 2012

*Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award Finalist, 2011

*Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival Finalist, 2011

*Ragdale Foundation writer-in-residence, March 2011

*Theater Masters: National M.F.A. Playwrights Festival Selection, 2010

*K.C.A.C.T.F. Region II One-Act Play Award, 2010

*Shubert Fellowship, 2008–2010

*Voted “Best Playwright” in the Looking Glass Theatre’s Spring 2008 Writer/Director Forum

*K.C.A.C.T.F. Region V Commendation for Meritorious Achievement in Playwriting for

HIGHNESS, 2007

*K.C.A.C.T.F. Region V Double Semi-finalist, Ten-Minute Play Competition, 2006

*Leota Diesel Ashton Playwriting Prize, 2006

*A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Prize, 2004 and 2005

*Howard Nemerov Writing Scholars Program & Scholarship, August 2002–December 2005

 

SCREENWRITING HONORS/AWARDS

*Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters’ Lab, 2012

*Swansea Bay Film Festival Original Screenplay Finalist, 2011

*WriteMovies.com Second Place Award, 2011

*Women in Film Mentorship Program, 2011

*Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Carnegie Mellon First Place Screenwriting Award, 2010

*Nicholl Fellowship Quarterfinalist, 2010

 

T.V. WRITING HONORS/AWARDS

*William Randolph Hearst Creative Artist Fellow at The American Antiquarian Society, 2014

*Scriptapalooza T.V. Writing Competition Second Place (Sitcom Category), 2010

 

PLAYWRITING HIGHLIGHTS

Cypress College New Play Festival – Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Blake Bonilla

July 2017

 

Antaeus Theatre Company – Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Emily Chase

July 2017

 

Last Frontier Theatre Conference – Reading

THE SUBJECT, self-directed

June 2017

 

Antaeus Academy – Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Emily Chase

May 2017

 

Weber State University – Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Jennifer Kokai

March 2017

 

INK Fest by 2Cents Theatre Group – Full Production

WHISTLEBLOWER, directed by John Wallis

March 2017

 

ReVamp Collective – Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Meg Trelease

March 2017

 

The Blank Theatre Living Room Series – Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Dennis Gersten

December 2016

 

Blue Ash Theatre Company & Siberian Lights – Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Ellie Heydon

November 2016

 

Artery Playwrights Project at Samuel French Bookstore Hollywood – Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Dennis Gersten

October 2016

 

Brescia University & Theatre Workshop of Owensboro & Kentucky Wesleyan College  Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Amanda Dawson

September 2016

 

Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama – Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Catherine Moore

September 2016

 

Found Stages – Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Nichole Palmietto

September 2016

 

Nothing Special Productions – Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Renee M. Rock

September 2016

 

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance – Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Paul McArthur & Lori-Jane McLare

September 2016

 

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma – Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Cynthia Cunningham

September 2016

 

Wright State University – Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Marya Spring Cordes

September 2016

 

Pride Films & Plays & Not In Our House – Reading

THE SUBJECT, directed by Lavina Jadhwani

September 2016

 

The Road Theatre Company – Summer Playwrights Festival Reading

MINE & YOURS, directed by Dennis Gersten

August 2016

 

Sell a Door Theatre Company / United Nations Orange Day Event – Reading

THE SUBJECT, full-length, directed by Grace Joseph

May 2016

 

Sell a Door Theatre Company / United Nations Orange Day Event at Upstairs at The Arts Theatre – Reading

THE SUBJECT, full-length, directed by Anna Fox

May 2016

 

TwoRep Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Full Production

THE LITTLE PRINCE (new adaptation), one-act, directed by Anna Fox

August 2015

 

Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal – Reading

RETICENCE, ten-minute, directed by John Frey

July 2015

 

Williams Street Rep – Lab: Series – Reading

MINE & YOURS, full-length, directed by Pat Henderson

May 2015

 

Chicago One Minute Play Festival – Full Production

OH, RATS, one-minute, directed by Thrisa Hodits

April 2015

 

Chicago One Minute Play Festival – Full Production

GRIPE, one-minute, directed by Diana Raiselis

April 2015

 

Three Cat Productions – Chicago New Work Festival – Reading

MINE & YOURS, full-length, directed by Pat Henderson

January 2015

 

20% Theatre Company Chicago – Dark Room – Reading

MINE & YOURS, full-length, directed by Emmi Hilger

January 2015

 

Stage Left Theatre – LeapFest – Staged Reading

MINE & YOURS, full-length, directed by Ann Shanahan

June 2014

 

Live Girls! Theater – Full Production

AMERICAN MASTODON, ten-minute, directed by Katherine Karaus

April 2014

 

Chicago One Minute Play Festival – Full Production

CHOMP, one-minute, directed by Hutch Pimentel

April 2014

 

Chicago One Minute Play Festival – Full Production

C.H.I.C.A.G.O., one-minute, directed by Scott Weinstein

April 2014

 

Chicago Dramatists – Staged Reading

AMERICAN MASTODON, ten-minute, directed by Rachel Edwards Harvith

March 2014

 

Chicago Dramatists – Reading

MINE & YOURS, full-length, directed by Lavina Jadhwani

March 2014

 

Theater Masters – Reading

HIGHNESS, full-length, directed by Hal Brooks

December 2013

 

Pittsburgh New Works Festival – Full Production

WHISTLEBLOWER, one-act, directed by Dr. Carol Schafer

September 2013

 

ATHE New Play Development Workshop – Reading

MASTODON PLAY, ten-minute, directed by Anne Healy

August 2013

 

Chicago One-Minute Play Festival – Full Production

THE CITY AND I, one-minute, directed by Jason Gerace

June 2013

 

Last Frontier Theatre Conference – Reading

WHISTLEBLOWER, one-act, self-directed

May 2013

 

Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre/Univ. of Pittsburgh – Reading

HIGHNESS, full-length, directed by Michael Fuller

February 2012

 

Long Beach Playhouse – Reading

HIGHNESS, full-length, directed by Caprice Spencer Rothe

August 2011

 

The Puzzle: Marble’s Festival of New Work – Staged Reading

RETICENCE, short, directed by Aaron Vega

May 2011

 

Great Plains Theatre Conference – Playlabs Reading

WHISTLEBLOWER, one-act, directed by M. Michele Phillips

May 2010

 

Centenary Stage Company’s Women Playwrights Series – Reading

THREE EXTINCTIONS, ten-minute, directed by Maria Brodeur

April 2010

 

Theater Masters National M.F.A. Playwrights Festival, N.Y.C. – Equity Showcase

A WAKE OF VULTURES, ten-minute, directed by Margarett Perry

April 2010

 

Theater Masters – Aspen Workshop Production

A WAKE OF VULTURES, ten-minute, directed by Margarett Perry

January 2010

 

Carnegie Mellon University – Workshop Production

BENEATH, full-length, directed by Marya Spring Cordes

February 2010

 

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Region II – Reading

WHISTLEBLOWER, one-act, directed by Michael O’Steen

January 2010

 

The Looking Glass Theatre – Full Production

SKETCH, ten-minute, directed by Jen Browne

June 2008

 

Washington University Performing Arts Department – Full Production

HIGHNESS, full-length, directed by Senior Lecturer Annamaria Pileggi

March 2007

 

Theatre Seven of Chicago – Reading

HIGHNESS, full-length, directed by Margot Bordelon

September 2006

 

 

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival – Staged Readings

SKETCH, ten-minute, directed by Scott Swezey

January 2006

RETICENCE, ten-minute, directed by Jessica Hovey

January 2006

 

Andy Griffith Playhouse – Full Production

RETICENCE, ten-minute, directed by Cat O’Connor Olson

January 2005

 

A.E. Hotchner Festival – Readings

HIGHNESS, dramaturged by Naomi Iizuka; directed by Annamaria Pileggi

November 2005

RETICENCE, dramaturged by Liz Engelman; directed by Carter W. Lewis

November 2004

 

AFFILIATIONS

Dramatists Guild of America

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Independent Writers Caucus of the W.G.A.

International Centre for Women Playwrights

Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative

The Playwrights’ Center

Writers’ Guild of Great Britain