Carol makes plays to change the stories we believe in because it’s the best way she knows to change the world we live in.
Her work has been broadcast on BET (“Gap,” dir. Ryan Coogler); and NPR (“The Story,” dir. Martin Esslin); and staged on five continents from The Magic Theatre of San Francisco to Peking University in Beijing. Her plays have also been performed in numerous festivals of short plays and widely anthologized in collections published by Applause Books, Smith & Kraus, and Theatre Communications Group, among others. Notable publications include “Medusa’s Tale” in Plays in One Act (Ecco Press); Persephone Underground and The Minotaur, available for licensing from YouthPLAYS; and Gail & Peter in Best Ten-Minute Plays, 2021 (Smith & Kraus).Her recent full-length plays include Doing School, The Melting Pot (Everyday Inferno, NYC, 2018) and Witch Hunt (Those Women Productions, Berkeley, 2019.)
Carol holds a PhD from Stanford University and is Professor Emerita at Saint Mary’s College of California where she taught in the Department of English and helped to establish the Creative Writing MFA Program. She is the Executive Director of Those Women Productions in Berkeley, California, and a member of the Dramatists Guild, the International Centre for Women Playwrights, and Honor Roll! an advocacy group for women+ playwrights over 40.