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Carson Kreitzer is a playwright, lyricist, and librettist. Kreitzer is a Guggenheim, McKnight, and MacDowell Fellow. Her musical LEMPICKA, co-written with Matt Gould and directed by Rachel Chavkin, opened on Broadway April 2024 and premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse. Other projects include CAPITAL CRIME!, a play with songs set in Gilded Age New York, and a trio of plays about the climate crisis: green, TIMEBOMB and a new play inspired by her time in Svalbard, sailing with The Arctic Circle Artist and Scientist Residency Program. Her plays include THE LOVE SONG OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER (Rosenthal New Play Prize, Stavis Award), THE SLOW DRAG (New York and London), SELF DEFENSE or death of some salesmen, FLESH AND THE DESERT, SLITHER, BEHIND THE EYE, and LASSO OF TRUTH (NNPN Rolling World Premiere). Her plays have been produced or developed by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the Public Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, Portland Center Stage, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Mabou Mines, and the Actors Gang, among others. Ms. Kreitzer is an Affiliated Writer with The Playwrights’ Center, an alumna of New Dramatists, and was the first Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellow at the Lark. She has received support from the NEA, TCG, the Jerome and McKnight Foundations, and the Jonathan Larson Award.

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