Carson Kreitzer is a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow and MacDowell Fellow; she received a 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant for Lempicka, a new musical about art deco artist Tamara de Lempicka, written with composer Matt Gould. Current projects include Capital Crime!, a play with songs set in Gilded Age New York, and a new play about climate change for the American Repertory Theatre. She is a Core 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.
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New musical Lempicka, book and lyrics by Carson Kreitzer, begins a pre-Broadway West Coast premiere this spring at La Jolla Playhouse in California. It will be directed by Tony Award-winning Hadestown director Rachel Chavkin.
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the first round of recipients for the 2018 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. Lempicka, book and lyrics by Carson Kreitzer, music by Matt Gould, at Williamstown Theatre Festival has been selected as one of nine plays to receive this prestigious award.