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Carson Kreitzer

Carson Kreitzer is a playwright, lyricist and librettist. She is a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow and MacDowell Fellow. Kreitzer received a 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant for Lempicka, a musical about art deco artist Tamara de Lempicka, written with composer Matt Gould. Current projects include Capital Crime!, set in Gilded Age New York, and Timebomb, a new play about climate change for the American Repertory Theatre. Her plays include The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Rosenthal New Play Prize, American Theatre Critics' Steinberg New Play Citation and Stavis Award), Self Defense, or death of some salesmen, Flesh and the Desert, The Slow Drag, Slither, Behind the Eye and Lasso of Truth. Her plays have been produced or developed by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the Public Theater, the Royal Court Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, Portland Center Stage, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Mabou Mines and the Actors Gang, among others. Kreitzer is a core writer with the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, an alumna of New Dramatists and a founding member of the Workhaus Collective and was the first Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellow at the Lark. Her work is published by Dramatic Publishing, Playscripts and Smith & Kraus; her collection SELF DEFENSE and other plays is available from No Passport Press.

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