Biography

Carson Kreitzer portrait

photo: Denise Prince

CARSON KREITZER’s The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer won the Lois and Richard Rosenthal New Play Prize, the American Theatre Critics’ Steinberg 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 across the country, and is published by Playscripts and in Smith and Kraus’ “Women Playwrights: Best Plays of 2002.”

Other work includes 1:23, Flesh and the Desert, The Slow Drag (New York and London), Freakshow, Slither, Dead Wait, and Take My Breath Away, featured in BAM’s 1997 Next Wave Festival.

Ms. Kreitzer is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, an associated artist with Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, and the Fire Department, and a member of The Workhaus Collective, The Playwrights’ Center and the Dramatists Guild.  She recently finished a year as the first Playwrights Of New York (PONY) Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center, and a year as a McKnight fellow in Minneapolis.

Her latest play, Behind the Eye, about surrealist muse and WWII combat photographer Lee Miller, was produced by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in April, supported by an NEA New Play Development grant.

Grants: NYFA, NYSCA, NEA, TCG, Jerome and McKnight Foundations, Loewe Award in Music-Theatre. Commissions: Guthrie Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Next Theatre.
Education: Yale University, BA. Michener Center for Writers, Univ. of Texas, Austin, MFA.