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Brandy N. Carie

Brandy N. Carie is a writer and director currently pursuing an MFA in Dramatic Writing at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is a Jean and Samuel Elgart ACS Legacy Fellow. She was a 2019 SPACE on Ryder Farm institutional resident, with past residencies at the Edward Albee Foundation and the National Winter Playwright’s Retreat. Carie’s plays have been produced by Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, Collective 48, Blunt Objects Theatre, and the Chicago Fringe Festival; and developed at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, the Kennedy Center, the Mid-America Theater Conference, and Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre. Her tabletop-opera THE BOX IS THE UNIVERSE was produced by the Off-Book Club with Bricolage Production Company. Carie’s play TOMORROW GAME received the Kennedy Center National Student Playwriting Award and was a finalist for the Princess Grace award and Leah Ryan’s Fund for Emerging Women Writers. She also won first place in the SLOAN/CMU Screenwriting Competition for her canine genetics rom-com LOVE, GENOME. She is a founding member of Houston’s Collective 48, with whom she produced, co-wrote, and co-directed TWO! SHORT! PLAYS! and the multimedia play SPITSHOW. Collective 48 also produced the Future is Female Festival Houston with Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre. Recently Carie has received grants through CMU and the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art at the Frontier to attend survival classes in the woods of western Pennsylvania as research for her seven-play Bunker Cycle, which explores American survivalism and doomsday preppers. She also received a CMU grant to study bourbon production in Kentucky as research for her latest screenplay about female whiskey distillers in the 1800s.