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 is your greatest achievement?

A. For one thing, becoming an author! I recently realized that my fantasies of having a novel with my name on the cover go back to age 8! But I also think getting through some incredibly difficult times in my life with my sense of humor still in tact might be my REAL greatest achievement.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. This has never been my occupation in real life, but my fantasy job (when not writing) is to be a librarian. I would so love to get lost in the stacks and stacks of books. And I love the library smell!

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. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I’m a lucky girl, because I’m doing it!