Carolyn Gage

Carolyn Gage is a playwright, author, and activist.

Carolyn Gage is a playwright, performer, director and activist. She proudly self-publishes seventy-four of her plays, eight anthologies of her plays, two  book of lesbian-themed monologues and scenes, and a manual on lesbian theatre production. She specializes in non-traditional roles for women, especially those reclaiming famous lesbians whose stories have been distorted or erased from history. Her work is online at www.carolyngage.com.

New Plays and the Destructive Cult of Virginity
Essay

New Plays and the Destructive Cult of Virginity

15 July 2015

Playwright Carolyn Gage questions the accepted definition of a “new play” as one that is unpublished and unproduced, arguing that these standards punish entrepreneurial playwrights who choose to self-publish or self-produce.

Stealing the Herd
Essay

Stealing the Herd

5 August 2012

Carolyn Gage writes about the qualities of "unlikeable or off-putting" characters, and the double-standard favoring male protagonists in musical theatre.