Kara Lee Corthron

Playwright, US

Kara Lee Corthron’s plays include AliceGraceAnon (New Georges); Holly Down in Heaven (Forum Theatre, DC); Listen for the Light (Know Theatre of Cincinnati); and Welcome to Fear City (CATF 2017, Kansas City Rep 2018). She’s the author of the young-adult novel The Truth of Right Now, Simon & Schuster. Awards include the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Vineyard Theatre’s Paula Vogel Award, Princess Grace Award, Helen Merrill Award, Theodore Ward Prize, four MacDowell fellowships, and residencies at the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), Skriðuklaustur (Iceland), and Hawthornden (Scotland). Development: Atlantic Theater, Berkeley Rep, and South Coast Rep among others. Proud New Dramatists member.

More info : www.karaleecorthron.com

The Value Project

The Value Project is an artistic investigation of human value. The idea came to the author when she learned that approximately 21 million people are enslaved around the world today and most of us benefit from their blood without even knowing it. The play will depict three separate slave auctions. One will take place in 1619, another will be a digital auction in the 22nd Century, and the third will be a contemporary setting where young liberals will attempt to justify owning human beings. Despite the gravity of the topic, there will be a lot of humor though the laughs won’t always be comfortable.