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Kara Lee Corthron

 
Birth Place:
Cumberland, MD
Bio:
Kara Lee Corthron’s plays include Julius by Design (Fulcrum), Etched in Skin on a Sunlit Night (InterAct Theatre), AliceGraceAnon (New Georges), Holly Down in Heaven (Princess Grace Award), Spookwater, Listen for the Light, Electric Persephone in the Scorpion’s Den, and Wild Black-Eyed Susans. ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Cumberland, MD

Bio:
Kara Lee Corthron’s plays include Julius by Design (Fulcrum), Etched in Skin on a Sunlit Night (InterAct Theatre), AliceGraceAnon (New Georges), Holly Down in Heaven (Princess Grace Award), Spookwater, Listen for the Light, Electric Persephone in the Scorpion’s Den, and Wild Black-Eyed Susans. ... (read complete bio)

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Kara Lee Corthron Biography

Kara Lee Corthron’s plays include Julius by Design (Fulcrum), Etched in Skin on a Sunlit Night (InterAct Theatre), AliceGraceAnon (New Georges), Holly Down in Heaven (Princess Grace Award), Spookwater, Listen for the Light, Electric Persephone in the Scorpion’s Den, and Wild Black-Eyed Susans. Other awards/honors include: The Vineyard Theatre’s 3rd Annual Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, two NEA grants (with InterAct and Naked Angels), the Helen Merrill Award, Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du Nouy Prize (three-time recipient), an E.S.T./Sloan Commission, the Theodore Ward Prize, the New Professional Theatre Writers Award, two MacDowell fellowships, residencies at Skriðuklaustur (Iceland), the Millay Colony, and Ledig House. Current commissions: South Coast Rep, New Georges, and Naked Angels. Her plays have been produced and/or developed at the African Continuum Theatre (D.C.), Ars Nova, CenterStage (Baltimore), Electric Pear, E.S.T., Horizon Theatre (Atlanta), the Kennedy Center, Naked Angels, New Dramatists, New Georges, NYTW, The Orchard Project, Page 73, Penumbra, PlayPenn Conference, The Shalimar, TheatreWorks (Palo Alto), the Vineyard Theatre, and Voice & Vision among others. TV: writer for NBC’s Kings (2008-2009). Kara is a Juilliard alumna, instructor at Primary Stages’ Einhorn School of Performing Arts, a New Georges Affiliated Artist and member of the 2010-2011 Ars Nova Play Group, ‘Wright On! Playwrights Group (co-founder), Blue Roses Productions, the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America.




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Photos: Go Inside Vineyard Theatre's Emerging Artists Celebration Photo Photos: Go Inside Vineyard Theatre's Emerging Artists Celebration
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 24, 2021

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern just presented Ryan J. Haddad with the 2021-2022 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award at the Vineyard Theatre’s annual Emerging Artists Celebration. 

Ryan J. Haddad Recieves Vineyard Theatre's 2021-22 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award Photo Ryan J. Haddad Recieves Vineyard Theatre's 2021-22 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2021

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Ryan J. Haddad is the recipient of the 2021-22 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Haddad will be presented with the award at The Vineyard's Emerging Artists Celebration on Friday, November 12 at 5:00pm at Broken Shaker Cocktail Bar at Freehand (23 Lexington Avenue).

Kara Lee Corthron to Host Online Book Signing Photo Kara Lee Corthron to Host Online Book Signing
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 4, 2020

LA-based and award-winning author Kara Lee Corthron is joining Four Seasons Books and the Contemporary American Theater Festival for an online book reading of her newest young adult novel, Daughters of Jubilation. The reading will take place over Zoom on Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30pm.

BWW Blog: Read 31 Plays in 31 Days With Me Photo BWW Blog: Read 31 Plays in 31 Days With Me
by Student Blogger: Macy Mae Cowart - Dec 1, 2020

A play calendar is exactly what it sounds like- a calendar with one play assigned to each day of the month.

Adventure Theatre Introduces A New Digital Series With Guest Host Andrea Sarralde Photo Adventure Theatre Introduces A New Digital Series With Guest Host Andrea Sarralde
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2020

Adventure Theatre MTC brings an exciting new segment presented in Spanish to its weekly Sunday afternoon digital productions: Contemos Nuestras Historias con Andrea Sarralde (Let's Tell Our Stories with Andrea Sarralde). At Contemos Nuestras Historias, audiences will take a fun and creative walk through the past and present art of Latin American and Hispanic cultures to inspire artists of the future.

Vineyard Theatre's 2020-21 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award to be Presented to John J. C Photo Vineyard Theatre's 2020-21 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award to be Presented to John J. Caswell, Jr.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2020

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced that John J. Caswell, Jr. is the recipient of the 2020-21 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award. Caswell will be presented with the award at The Vineyard's reimagined Emerging Artists Virtual Salon on Wednesday, October 21 at 5:00 PM ET via Zoom.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of September 14 - Musical Christmas Carols, So Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of September 14 - Musical Christmas Carols, Socially Distanced Theatre Games, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2020

Check out this week's list of new and upcoming book and music releases, including a book of Broadway musical Christmas carols, socially distanced theatre games, and more!

Sunday Storytimes Explore Interracial Love With YA Novel 'The Truth Of Right Now' Photo Sunday Storytimes Explore Interracial Love With YA Novel 'The Truth Of Right Now'
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2020

Adventure Theatre MTC's Sunday Storytimes explore the complicated drama of interracial teen romance with Kara Lee Corthron's debut Young Adult fiction novel, 'The Truth of Right Now' with guest host Nicole A. Watson, Associate Artistic Director at Round House Theatre. This digital interview is free and will stream on Facebook Live, August 23, 2020 at 2pm. 

Chip Miller Named Associate Artistic Director of Portland Center Stage Photo Chip Miller Named Associate Artistic Director of Portland Center Stage
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2020

Chip Miller has been named the associate artistic director of Portland Center Stage, the city's largest professional theater company. Miller originally joined the company in the spring of 2019, in the role of associate producer. In the past season, they directed the company's smash-hit production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch and the celebrated world premiere of Redwood, a play he also helped develop. Miller steps into the new role immediately. 

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of June 1 - AMELIE U.K. Cast Recording, THE LE Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of June 1 - AMELIE U.K. Cast Recording, THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Novel, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2020

Need something new to listen to or read? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases, including The Lehman Trilogy, Amelie U.K. Cast Recording, and more!