Meet Carey Crim

Artist-in-Residence & commissioned playwright for Projects with Jason

Carey Crim is an East Coast based playwright and resident artist at the Purple Rose Theatre Company. Her play Never Not Once was the winner of the 2017 Jane Chambers award and a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. It opened to critical acclaim at The Purple Rose Theater and went on to Theatre Aquarius in Ontario, The Rubicon Theatre in Los Angeles, and was scheduled to open at The Park Theatre in London before the shutdown. Conviction premiered at Bay Street Theatre starring Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt and Elizabeth Reaser. It then opened at The Rubicon Theatre and was nominated for an Ovation award for best new play.

Her earlier works, Growing PrettyWake, and Some Couples May… all received world premieres at The Purple Rose Theatre Company. Wake had a West Coast Premiere at the SeaGlass Theatre in Los Angeles where it was a critic’s pick. Carey adapted it for the screen, and the feature film, starring Jo Koy, James Denton, and Myndy Crist, has won numerous festival awards and was released October 8th. It is currently available on Amazon Prime. Her play Morning After Grace ran to sold out houses at The Purple Rose Theatre Company starring Randolph (Randy) Mantooth. It went on to Asolo Repertory Theatre, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Shakespeare and Company, The Barter Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and is slated for many more. Paint Night will open at The Purple Rose as soon as we are able to gather together again. The Last Broadcast was recently seen in Urbanite Theatre’s Modern Works Festival in Sarasota, Florida.

Carey is a three-time finalist for Miami City Theater’s short play competition and won the competition in 2011. She has been a finalist for The Heideman award and a three-time finalist in the Samuel French OOB festival. Carey is a graduate of Northwestern University.

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