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

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Be kind.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?



Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. It’s a tie between unnecessary chewing noises and the non-word “irregardless.”

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I’d say my fear of conflict. It’s gotten me into more terrible situations than I’d care to count. I’m trying to work on it.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?


Jimi Hendrix. “Jimi, not everyone who claims to be your friend is one. Be careful who you trust.”