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 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Sense of humor, Compassion, Intelligence

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. This has never been my occupation in real life, but my fantasy job (when not writing) is to be a librarian. I would so love to get lost in the stacks and stacks of books. And I love the library smell!

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I’d say my fear of conflict. It’s gotten me into more terrible situations than I’d care to count. I’m trying to work on it.

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


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