Playwright Carson Kreitzer awarded NEA grant
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The New Play Development grant is through the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, where it will be produced next April. Carson is to receive $10,000 while the theater will net $80,000 for the production.
Kreitzer, a core artist at the Playwrights' Center and a member of the Workhaus Collective, has earned numerous plaudits for past work, including the multiple award-winning The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer and Self Defense or Death of Some Salesmen.
Her latest work explores the life of Lee Miller, a model-turned-photographer who in addition to working in fashion and fine art, also spent time as a war correspondent during World War II.
Kreitzer will workshop the play at the Center in February, including a staged reading.
A past winner of funds through the program, Aditi Kapil will workshop her prize-winning piece Agnes Under the Big Top this month before its premiere production at the Mixed Blood Theatre in February.