Carolyn Kras

Adjunct Faculty // Screenwriting
School of Cinematic Arts
Carolyn Kras
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Carolyn Kras is a TV Writer/Screenwriter/Playwright who has developed projects for 20th TV Studio, Escape Artists, Welle, Tiara Blu Films, and more. She was named to ISA's List of "Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch" and wrote for the web series Cornucopia. Her awards include the Alfred P. Sloan First Place Screenwriting Award, Visionary Playwright Award, New York Television Festival Official Selection, Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters Lab, Plume & Pellicule Screenwriting Award, Middlebury Script Lab Selection, Hearst Creative Artist Fellowship, and a Fulbright to the United Kingdom. She has been a writer-in-residence at Ucross Foundation, Hawthornden Castle, Ragdale Foundation, and Anderson Center at Tower View. Her plays have been produced or developed at The Road Theatre Company, The Blank Theatre, Theatre 40, Pacific Resident Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, Stage Left Theatre, Centenary Stage Company, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Williams Street Rep, Theater Masters, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and more. Carolyn’s honors include: RSA Fellowship, Salon for Global Content Steering Committee, The Playwrights Union Member, Shubert Fellowship, Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, National Science Foundation Mentoring Program Fellowship, Disquiet International Short Play Award, grant, two A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Awards, and the Leota Diesel Ashton Playwriting Prize. She is Co-chair of Washington University in St. Louis’ Hollywood Alumni Network. Carolyn is an alum of the NBC Page Program, Women in Film Mentorship Program, and Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre Program. She has a B.A. in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. Carolyn is a member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and WGA.

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