2016 Jonathan Larson Grant Awarded to Carson Kreitzer

Park Square Theatre Artistic Associate Carson KreitzerPark Square Theatre is proud to congratulate Artistic Associate Carson Kreitzer (playwright of Behind the Eye, 2014) on receiving a prestigious 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant!

Named after the composer and playwright of the Tony Award-winning musical Rent, the Jonathan Larson grants are awarded annually by the American Theatre Wing to emerging composers, lyricists and book writers. The $10,000 no-strings-attached award is meant “to help further the artist’s creative endeavors.”

In addition, Ms. Kreitzer and her collaborators will receive a week-long residency at Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab’s Writer’s Retreat, an “incubation center for new musicals.”

Carson Kreitzer is a 2015/16 McKnight Fellow in Playwriting at the Playwrights’ Center, as well as an Artistic Associate at Park Square Theatre. Her current projects include Capital Crime!, a commission for the Guthrie Theatre, and Lempicka, a new musical with composer Matt Gould. Her plays include The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Rosenthal New Play Prize, American Theatre Critics’ Steinberg New Play Citation, and Barrie Stavis Award; published in Smith and Kraus’ New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2004), SELF DEFENSE or death of some salesmen, Flesh and the Desert, The Slow Drag (New York and London), Slither, Behind the Eye, and Lasso of Truth (NNPN Rolling World Premiere). Ms. Kreitzer is a member of the Workhaus Collective, an alumna of New Dramatists, and was the first Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center. Her collection SELF DEFENSE and other plays is available from No Passport Press.

Behind the Eye, Park Square Theatre, 2014

Annie Enneking (member, actors’ equity association) as photographer Lee Miller in “Behind the Eye” by Carson Kreitzer, 2014.



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