Alumni Playwright2006 -- 2013
Carson Kreitzer's plays include The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, SELF DEFENSE or death of some salesmen, 1:23, Flesh and the Desert, The Slow Drag (New York and London), Freakshow, Slither, Dead Wait, and Take My Breath Away, featured in BAM's 1997 Next Wave Festival. Her plays have been produced or developed by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Public Theater, The Royal Court Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Portland Center Stage, Perishable Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Mabou Mines, Frank Theatre, Actors Gang, and Next Theatre, among others. She is currently working with composer Matt Gould on a musical inspired by art deco artist Tamara de Lempicka, commissioned by Yale Rep through Full Stage USA, a program of New Dramatists and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is also working on Lasso of Truth, a commission for Marin Theatre and the National New Play Network, and with composer Erin Kamler on Runway 69, a musical about strippers, gentrification, and the Times Square cleanup. Grants: NEA New Play Development Program, NYFA, NYSCA, TCG, Jerome and McKnight Foundations, Loewe Award in Musical Theater, and the first Playwrights Of New York (PONY) Fellowship at The Lark Play Development Center. BA: Yale University. MFA: Michener Center for Writers, UT Austin. Ms. Kreitzer is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, an associated artist with Clubbed Thumb and New Georges, and a member of The Workhaus Collective, The Playwrights’ Center and the Dramatists Guild. Behind the Eye, her new play about surrealist muse and WWII combat photographer Lee Miller, premiered at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, and supported by a grant from the NEA New Play Development Program. Her collection, SELF DEFENSE and other plays, is now available from No Passport Press. More information at www.carsonkreitzer.com
Vogue model. Surrealist muse. Combat photographer. Gourmet cook and alcoholic. BEHIND THE EYE is a portrait of photographer Lee Miller (beautiful, brave, magnetic, impossible...) as she navigates one of the most extraordinary lives of the 20th Century.
directed by Mark Wing-Davey
featuring Rebecca Wisocky, Alan Cox, Alex Podulke, Mahira Kakkar, and James Saba
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"BEHIND THE EYE is a Playhouse stunner"-- Cincinnati Enquirer
Erin Kamler and I just got done with two amazing weeks at Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor summer residency lab, doing a complete overhaul of RUNWAY 69, our musical about Strippers, Gentrification, and the cleanup of Times Square. We then proceeded directly to Santa Rosa, California, where it will be read as part of the Summer Repertory Theatre, housed at Santa Rosa Junior College. A truly amazing group of students is learning the music, during the "off time" from their five-play repertory schedule. August 4th, we will get to hear the new draft in its entirety. Thrilled.
Chalk Rep is producing the West Coast premiere of Carson Kreitzer's SLITHER in the historic Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, February 9th through March 4th. Tickets and information at: www.chalkrep.com
Carson Kreitzer's FLESH AND THE DESERT will premiere with the Workhaus Playwrights' Collective, at the Playwrights' Center, January 19-28th.
- Behind the Eye
- Flesh and the Desert
- Self Defense, or death of some salesmen
- The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer
- The Slow Drag
- Valerie Shoots Andy