Carey Lovelace

Carey Lovelace's Stormy Waters, The Long Way Home was recently included in Applause Books’ Best Short Plays. Carey has had over fifty productions of her plays at venues throughout the United States and abroad, including a staging of her comedy Couples Counseling at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Winner of the Maxim Mazundar Mazumdar One-Act Play Competition, she is a member of the BMI Music Theatre Workshop and the Actor’s Studio Playwrights/Directors Workshop. An art writer and independent curator as well as a playwright, she was Co-Commissioner of the U.S. Pavilion of the 2013 Venice Biennale and is Executive Managing Director of Loose Change Productions, specializing in transcultural collaborative stagings.


"...disarming and refreshing in equal measure." - The London Sunday Times

" A New York comedy that pulls no punches when it comes to therapy and matters of the heart...my bet is Couples Counseling will enjoy a long and happy future... "
- Edinburgh Evening News

"... An entertaining black comedy of errors.. this comedic love triangle between a neurotic man, his unfulfilled wife, and their ineffectual marriage guidance counsellor Dr Bob, is subtly very amusing..." - The Scotsman

"...unique dialogue... characters are quirky, relatable, and real, and given an exceptional edge due to Lovelace's writing...[the] obtuse love triangle guarantees a play full of hilarious spins and tragic detours, minor idiosyncrasies and major indiscretions, all of which can all too easily be recognized by any New Yorker who has ever been-or currently is-in love."
- Theatre Talk


IN PROCESS

"I Always Preferred Shulamith Firestone or The Day Our Consciousness-Raising Group Stormed Fox News"

Developed through the Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Workshop

Confidence: An Art World Musical
(libretto and lyrics)

Developed through the BMI Music Theatre Workshop

Welcome to Paradise!
(libretto and lyrics)

Developed through the BMI Music Theatre Workshop

Lift Off

Multi-media solo work

PLAYS (Selected Performances)

Couples Counseling (full length)

Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2009); 59E59 Theaters (2009); Manhattan Rep Fall Theatre Festival (2008);  World Premiere: REDCAT Theatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA (2004);  Staged Reading:  Looking Glass Theatre (NYC, 2001); Selections from:  Ensemble Studio Theatre (2000); O’Connor Theatre Project (Oxford, Miss., 2001)

The 2nd Act Problem

Alleyway Theatre Festival (2011); First StageLA, honorable mention (2008); Samuel French Festival, finalist (2006)

Words Said Backwards

Monologues and Madness (2008)

Fates & Furies: Three Short Plays

Bay Street Theatre (Sag Harbor, NY) (2007)

Last Light (long one-act)

Staged readings:  New Playwrights Series (NJ) (2005);  Ensemble Studio Theatre, Atlantic Theatre Company (2005); Early drafts, Ensemble Studio Theatre (2004); (2002)

Step

Ensemble Studio Theatre (2004)

Phone Tag

Strawberry One-Act Festival (finalist, 2003); StageWorks (Kinderhook, NY) (2002); Ensemble Studio Theatre (2001)

Co-op Murder Mystery (full length)

Last Frontier (Edward Albee) Theatre Conference (2003)

Listen to Me

THAW 24/7 (2003)

Bemused

Samuel French Festival (2003)

Movie Mad

Swamp King (2002)

The Stormy Waters, the Long Way Home

Nuyorican Poets Café (2010); Samuel French One-Act Festival (2001);  Ensemble Studio Theatre (2000);  Pulse Ensemble Theatre (2001);  O’Connor Theatre Project (2001)

September 11, 8:48 a.m.

Ensemble Studio Theatre (2001)

What Are You Working on Now?

O’Connor Theatre Project (2001)

Tending to Dolly

Ensemble Studio Theatre (2001)

When Mom Joined an Ashram

Ensemble Studio Theatre (2001); O’Connor Theatre Project (2001)

Naked Ambitions

Ensemble Studio Theatre (2001)

Ask It(**)

Alleyway Theatre (Buffalo, 1999); Atlantic Theatre Lab (NYC, 2001)

Group Therapy: A Musical

Ensemble Studio Theatre (2000)

Leaping Into Marvelous

Producer’s Club (NYC, 2000)

Pop!

Ensemble Studio Theatre (2000)

Tell Me Again You Love Me (***)

Pulse Ensemble Theatre (NYC, 1999); O’Connor Theatre Project (2001)

** Winner, Maxim Mazundar One-Act Play Competition
*** Honorable Mention, Writer’s Digest Award

 


TRAINING

Actor’s Studio, New School University (MFA) Playwrighting.
CityLab, led by the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Curt Dempster (1999-2005)
Playwrighting studies with Curt Dempster, Laura-Maria Censabella, Stuart Spencer, Shirley Lauro, Neal Bell, John Augustine, Romulus Linney, and Bruce Whitacre.
New York University (MA) Journalism.
California Institute of the Arts (BFA) Musical composition.

AFFILIATIONS

Lyricist, BMI Lehman-Engel Music Theatre Workshop (auditor)
BMI Librettists Workshop.
Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Workshop.
Dramatists Guild.