Kara Lee Corthron

Kara Lee Corthron is an award-winning New York City based playwright. A Julliard alumna, she is an instructor at Primary Stages’ Einhorn School of Performing Arts and has taught at the MFA and BFA playwriting programs at Ohio University, NYU-Tisch, Rutgers, and Spalding University.

Books by this Author

The Truth of Right Now

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be kind.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Like, I know, actually, seriously, awesome, totally, and yeah. I also curse a lot, but I won’t list any of those words here.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Does speaking French fluently count as a talent? If yes, then that. If no, then playing the violin . . . well.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. I just looked at weather.com and the temperature right now in Paris is 62 degrees and it’s 7:30 PM there. That sounds perfect to me. So I would be sitting in a café in the Latin Quarter people watching, intermittently writing, and sipping some delicious café au lait, because my acid reflux problems magically disappear when I’m in Paris.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Sense of humor, Compassion, Intelligence