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Carolyn Nur




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Carolyn Nur
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MFA, Creative Writing/Playwriting, Goddard College
MA, Theatre, Texas Southern University
BA, History/Theatre, University of Michigan

Carolyn Nur has just completed a trilogy of one-act plays commissioned and produced by Players by the Sea, Savannah State University addressing HIV/AIDS, human trafficking, and substance abuse. The third play in the trilogy, LIT will be staged at Savannah State University Sept. 23-26, 2016. Her play, Magdalena's Crossing has just been selected as an HONOREE in Echo Theatre's International Female Playwriting Competition and will receive a staged reading in Dallas, Texas on October 18, 2016. In 2015 Carolyn Nur was selected as runner-up for female playwright of the year for Magdalena's Crossing by the Bridge Initiative in Phoenix, Arizona. Her plays have been staged in New York City with The Castillo Theatre (Rising), winner of the Mario Fratti-Fred Newman International Political Playwriting Contest; MACAC/NEA Award, New Perspectives Theatre (9 Steps from St. Anne’s Street);The Negro Ensemble Company (Magdalena’s Crossing, Rising); The Nat Horne Theatre, Playwrights Preview Productions, Open Eye: New Stagings, (Second Coming); Harold Clurman Theatre, Arthur Seelen Theatre, (Even The Dirt Bleeds), Echo Theatre, Dallas, (The Gambler’s Earrings); The Bilingual Foundation for the Arts, Los Angeles (Virgins of Guadalupe); Teatro Bravo, Phoenix, (Magdalena’s Crossing); The Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta (Second Coming), and Around the Coyote, Chicago (Even The Dirt Bleeds). Her work has won numerous national playwriting awards and is published with Africa World Press, One Act Play Depot, Canada; Contemporary Drama Service, Colorado; and Carmel Publishers, Chandigarh, India. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and International Center for Women Playwrights.

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