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 do you regret most?

A. Any time I hurt someone’s feelings. I also regret that my mother will never get to read any of my work.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?



Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. This is one of those questions that depends on my mood. So I’ll say what my 5 favorite songs are at the moment. 1) “Cosmic Slop” by Funkadelic 2) “Sober” by Childish Gambino 3) “Les Fleurs” by Minnie Riperton 4) “Today” by Jefferson Airplane 5) “Little Wing” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I’d say my fear of conflict. It’s gotten me into more terrible situations than I’d care to count. I’m trying to work on it.