MFA, Creative Writing/Playwriting, Goddard College
MA, Theatre, Texas Southern University
BA, History/Theatre, University of Michigan
Her plays include She Danced With A Red Fish (Winner of the Inkslinger National Playwriting Competition, Southeastern Louisiana University); Rising (Winner of the Mario Fratti-Fred Newman International Political Playwriting Award, Castillo Theatre, New York City); 9 Steps from St. Ann Street (New Perspectives Theatre, New York City); Even the Dirt Bleeds (Around the Coyote, Chicago); Magdalena’s Crossing (Wordsmyth Theatre, Houston, Echo Theatre, Dallas, Runner-Up Female Playwright of the Year, Bridge Initiatives, Phoenix, and the Negro Ensemble Company, New York City); When Marie Took The Power (Savannah Black Heritage Festival, Savannah, Georgia); Second Coming (Love Creek Productions, New York City); Tahirih (International Baha’i Youth Conference, University of Indiana at Bloomington) and Ida B. Wells: A Record of Race History (Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit). Her plays are published with One Act Play Depot, Canada, Coachella Review, University of California at Riverside/Palm Desert, Africa World Press, New Jersey, and Carmel Publishers, India. She is a member of the International Center of Women Playwrights, Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society) The Dramatists Guild and a recipient of a MCACA/NEA Award and NEH Fellowship. Carolyn lectures online for the Dept. of Africana Studies, UM-Flint and is an Assistant Professor of English at Dillard University in New Orleans.