Carolyn Kras is a writer whose awards include the Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters Lab, Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award, Visionary Playwright Award, and a Fulbright LUSK Grant to the United Kingdom. She has been a writer-in-residence at Ucross Foundation, Hawthornden Castle, Sell a Door Theatre Company, Ragdale Foundation, American Antiquarian Society, and Anderson Center at Tower View. Her plays have been produced or developed at Chicago Dramatists, Stage Left Theatre, Centenary Stage Company, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, 20% Theatre Company Chicago, Live Girls! Theater, Williams Street Rep, Theater Masters, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, among others. She has a B.A. in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University.