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; The Negro Ensemble Company, New York City, and a Jane Chambers Honoree); 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 and Dillard University, New Orleans). Her work is published with Africa World Press, African Literature Today, One Act Play Depot, Canada, Coachella Review, University of California at Riverside/Palm Desert, and Carmel Publishers, India. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society) 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, the oldest HBCU in Louisiana.