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Carson Kreitzer

Carson Kreitzer

Carson Kreitzer's The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer won the Lois and Richard Rosenthal New Play Prize, the American Theatre Critics' Steinberg New Play Citation, the Barrie Stavis Award, and is published in Smith and Kraus' New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2004 and by Dramatic Publishing. Self Defense, or death of some salesmen has been produced in Providence, Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and is published by Playscripts, Inc. and in Smith and Kraus' Women Playwrights: Best Plays of 2002. Other work includes 1:23, The Slow Drag (New York and London), Valerie Shoots Andy, Heroin/e (Keep Us Quiet), Freakshow, Dead Wait, and Take My Breath Away, featured in BAM's 1997 Next Wave Festival. Ms. Kreitzer has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, and the Jerome and McKnight foundations, as well as a BA from Yale University and an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers, U.T. Austin. She is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, an associated artist with Clubbed Thumb and New Georges, and a member of The Playwrights' Center, the Dramatists Guild, The Fire Department, and the Workhaus Collective. She is currently under commission from The Guthrie Theater, Chicago's Next Theatre, and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.


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