An LA native, Carla stumbled upon pan-Asian performance collective Peeling at the Asian American Writers Workshop and wrote and performed with them for three years, which she still considers her first theater training.
Her plays include NOMAD MOTEL (2015 O’Neill Playwrights Conference; SCR Crossroads Commission), FAST COMPANY (an EST/Sloan Commission; South Coast Rep, dir. Bart DeLorenzo; Ensemble Studio Theatre, dir. Robert Ross Parker; Pork Filled Productions, dir. Amy Poisson; winner of the Edgerton New American Play Award and The Seattle Times’ Footlights Award for Top Play on a Smaller Stage ), TBA (2g, dir. Denyse Owens), THE SUGAR HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF THE WILDERNESS (Ma-Yi Theater Company, dir. Daniella Topol), BIG BLIND/LITTLE BLIND, and THE TWO KIDS THAT BLOW SHIT UP.
Her work has been produced or workshopped by South Coast Rep, Center Theater Group, Ma-Yi Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Lark Play Development Center, The Women’s Project, Partial Comfort, 2g, Desipina & Company, The Hegira, Red Fern Theater Company, Chalk Rep, Artists at Play and Vampire Cowboys among others.
She’s an alumna of The Women’s Project Lab 2008-2010, the 2011/12 Lark Play Development Center Meeting of the Minds, the 2013/14 CTG Writers’ Workshop and the Ma-Yi Writers Lab. Former Artistic Director of Asian American Theater Company, 2g.
2008 Urban Artists Initiative fellow, 2009/2010 Teachers and Writers Collaborative fellow and 2010/11 Lark Playwrights Workshop fellow.
TBA is published in OUT OF TIME AND PLACE. BA, Vassar College. MFA, New School for Drama. Proud member of New Dramatists and The Kilroys. Carla wrote on Season Two of USA’s GRACELAND and is currently writing on Season Two of AMC's FEAR THE WALKING DEAD.