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Carolyn Kras

Carolyn Kras is a writer for screen, stage, and TV who graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing. Carolyn’s screenplay Magnetic won first place (period category) in the Screenplay Search contest, was a Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist, an American Zoetrope quarterfinalist, and a contest finalist. Her romantic comedy screenplay Making a Move advanced to the second round of consideration in the Sundance Institute/Sloan Commissioning Grant and Fellowship. Carolyn’s plays have been produced or developed at The Looking Glass Theatre, Centenary Stage Company, Theatre Seven of Chicago, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, Theater Masters National M.F.A. Playwrights Festival, and two K.C.A.C.T.F. showcases. She holds a B.A. in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis. Other honors include the Shubert Fellowship, second place in the Scriptapalooza Sitcom Writing Competition, writer-in-residence at the Ragdale Foudnation, grant, K.C.A.C.T.F. Region II One-Act Play Award, "Best Playwright" Award in The Looking Glass Theatre's Writer/Director Forum, K.C.A.C.T.F. Region V Commendation and Ten Minute Play Semi-finalist, two A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Awards, the Leota Diesel Ashton Playwriting Prize, and the Howard Nemerov Writing Scholars Program & Scholarship. Carolyn lives in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit Carolyn Kras was awarded a Screenwriting grant at Carnegie Mellon in 2010 for Magnetic. Carolyn is Playwright in Residence at Sell a Door Theatre Company through the support of the Fulbright LUSK Award.