Houston Chronicle Calls EVERYBODY’S DEAD “Brilliant” “Potent” and “Immensely Funny”

Not to toot my own horn.

I’m delighted to share that Mildred’s Umbrella’s FemFest Houston was recently featured in American Theatre Magazine, which made me feel fancy enough!

I’m beyond overjoyed to share that, after it’s premiere on Monday, EVERYBODY’S DEAD: A COMEDY also received a glowing review from the Chronicle’s freelance critic Bridgette M. Redman.

Redman praises the script as a “a potent play about the pandemic,” that never mentions “the words “pandemic,” “virus” or “COVID-19.”’ She also waxes poetic about my play’s obsession with sex:

One of Carie’s strengths is capturing the absurdity of sex, weaving passion into the human foibles that often make the ultimate act of intimacy look ridiculous. The idea of sex dominates people’s thoughts and the desire for it sometimes makes them behave in embarrassing and awkward ways. All this Carie captures in her brilliant script.

Thank you VERY much!

She also (rightly) praises the performances of a fabulous cast and the considered direction of my genius friend and beloved collaborator, Dana Bowman.

You can read the full review here!

Tickets to the show are still available through June 3: get those here.

EVERYBODY’S DEAD: A COMEDY Streams With Mildred’s Umbrella Through June 3

I’m delighted to share that my play EVERYBODY’S DEAD: A COMEDY is the first of 3 plays to be presented as part of Mildred’s Umbrella’s fourth annual Femfest Houston! It is a semi-staged digital reading, directed by Dana Bowman and starring Courtney Lomelo, Rhett Martinez, and Jasmine Thomas, with video editing by Catherine Denniston.

I’m beyond delighted with this script and this team, and hope you will sign up for your free (donations appreciated) tickets and support this wonderful woman-run theatre company!

Tickets are simple to sign up for and get you a link to stream the play any time between now and June 3, when it will close.

Tickets available here.

Houston: That’s a Wrap

Thanks to everyone over at Mildred’s Umbrella for a wonderful reading and post-show discussion!

The entire Consenting Bodies series was rad, and I was impressed with all the in-depth discussion of the themes brought up by these three awesome plays.

Here’s a candid of me looking Minnesota Fancy in my favorite plaid shirt at the talkback:

That’s me on the far left! With the wonderful director and festival coordinator Bree Bridger, Dano Colon (Bryan), Callina Anderson (Monica), and mediating the talkback, Danielle Bunch who directed THE MORNING AFTER by Erica Saleh, and played Bree in BULLY by Amina Henry.

And here’s a pic of the second most-important thing I did while back in Texas:

Nobody makes a Julep like they do in the south, and nobody makes a cocktail like they do at Anvil Bar & Refuge!

Consenting Bodies a “Must Do”

Houstonia Magazine published this great feature of the Consenting Bodies Readings. The article includes some fantastic quotes from Bree Bridger, who is curating the festival, as well as directing my play, KRAV MAGA!

Equally excitingly, they’ve included the reading series as one of their weekly “Five Things You Must Do This Weekend” in Houston!

I am so very excited about this reading, and can’t wait to see all my Houston buds this weekend!

KRAV MAGA!: Mildred’s Umbrella’s Consenting Bodies Series

I will be heading back to warm(ish) winter Houston this January for a reading of my play KRAV MAGA! at Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre.

I love Mildred’s, as they put on great work by women artists, and Collective 48 co-produced the Houston outpost of The Future is Female festival with them in 2017, which was so awesome.

The reading of KRAV MAGA! is going to be part of a new reading series run by co-literary manager Bree Bridger. There will be three plays about women/bodies/consent and KRAV MAGA! will be the final one, followed by a reception. Bree is the director and I was able to Skype into the first read-through–the cast is awesome and I can’t wait!

Get tickets to KRAV MAGA! and the other plays here.

(Also can’t wait to get a little authentic Tex-Mex in me. Pittsburgh is great at a lot of things, but alas, not tacos.)