CARSON KREITZER is a playwright, lyricist, and librettist, and a recent Guggenheim and MacDowell Fellow. Her musical Lempicka, inspired by the life and art of Tamara de Lempicka, written with Matt Gould and directed by Rachel Chavkin, premiered at the Williamstown Theater Festival, and will next be seen at the La Jolla Playhouse, when we can all breathe on each other again.
Current projects include Capital Crime!, a play with songs set in Gilded Age New York, and a series of plays about the climate crisis: green, Timebomb, and a new play commissioned by the EST/Sloan Project, inspired by her time on a ship in the Arctic, exploring the Svalbard Archipelago as part of The Arctic Circle Residency Program. Her plays include The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Rosenthal New Play Prize, Steinberg New Play Citation, and Stavis Award), The Slow Drag (New York and London), and Lasso of Truth (NNPN Rolling World Premiere).
She is an Affiliated Writer with The Playwrights’ Center, an alumna of New Dramatists, and was the first Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellow at the Lark. Her collection SELF DEFENSE and other plays is available from No Passport Press.