Kara Lee Corthron

Kara Lee Corthron is an award-winning New York City based playwright. A Julliard alumna, she is an instructor at Primary Stages’ Einhorn School of Performing Arts and has taught at the MFA and BFA playwriting programs at Ohio University, NYU-Tisch, Rutgers, and Spalding University.

Books by this Author

The Truth of Right Now

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be kind.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I am a superb listener. Everyone says so. Even people I have no memory of ever listening to.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Losing my loved ones.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. This is one of those questions that depends on my mood. So I’ll say what my 5 favorite songs are at the moment. 1) “Cosmic Slop” by Funkadelic 2) “Sober” by Childish Gambino 3) “Les Fleurs” by Minnie Riperton 4) “Today” by Jefferson Airplane 5) “Little Wing” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Does speaking French fluently count as a talent? If yes, then that. If no, then playing the violin . . . well.


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