Marisa Carr
Affiliated Writer
Chicago, IL

Playwright, actor and singer/composer Marisa Carr was born and raised in Milwaukee but now lives in Minneapolis. In 2014 Lavender Magazine named her “Best New Political Playwright” for her play Reconciliation, which it described as “stunningly intelligent”. In 2015 she was a Naked Stages fellow at Pillsbury House + Theatre, where she wrote and performed her solo play Static. She is a member of the

Unit Collective and a core artist at New Native Theatre, where she composed the original score for 2012: The Musical! (book by Rhiana Yazzie). You can learn more about Marisa’s work at


Affiliated writer Marisa Carr receives Indigenous Artist Commission from Montana Repertory Theatre. More information here.

Affiliated writer Marisa Carr has been selected as a participant in The Goodman Theatre’s 2020-21 Playwrights Unit. More information here.

Marisa Carr has been named one of the 2019-2020 Scratchpad Playwrights at The Playwrights' Realm. 

Member Marisa Carr has been selected as a winner of Foward Flux's THREE NEW AMERICAN PLAYS project, which will commission a trilogy of three new plays from three American playwrights, to be presented in 2019. More information available at

Marisa Carr will have an open reading of her piece MOLLY, a solo-play written and performed by her and directed by Katherine Pardue. It will be held at the PWC on October 7th & 9th at 7:00 PM. More event details can be found here.