Profile picture for user ckras
Carolyn Kras

Carolyn Kras is an award-winning playwright based in Los Angeles. Her new play The Subject, written in residence at Sell a Door Theatre Company via the Fulbright LUSK Award, was a United Nations Orange Day Event, and is now being read at theatres and colleges across the country through The Subject Project. Her honors include the Theater Masters Visionary Playwright Award and Commission, Disquiet International Short Play Award, and William Randolph Hearst Creative Artist Fellowship.Carolyn’s plays have been produced or developed at Chicago Dramatists, Stage Left Theatre, Centenary Stage Company, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, 20% Theatre Company Chicago, Live Girls! Theater, Williams Street Rep, Theater Masters, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She has been a writer-in-residence at Hawthornden Castle, Ucross Foundation, Ragdale Foundation, and Anderson Center at Tower View.Academy Award winner Melissa Leo headlined the reading of Carolyn’s screenplay Magnetic at the Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters’ Lab. The script won the Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award and is in development with producers Diane Nabatoff and Alex Ross.Carolyn is an alum of the NBC Page Program and Women in Film Mentorship Program. She holds a BA in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. For more information, visit

Acting Against Sexual Assault

Acting Against Sexual Assault

The Subject Project

10 December 2016

Playwright Carolyn Kras discusses The Subject Project, in which her period play, The Subject, serves as a tool for addressing sexual assault in both past and contemporary society and culture.