Karen Dee Carpenter

Art Discipline: 
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
May 13, 2019 to Jun 14, 2019

Karen Dee Carpenter has produced several short films for which she has received awards in both Filmmaking and Screenwriting. These include several “best of fest” awards for her film, My Scarlet Letter and the prestigious Princess Grace Award for her film, Sarah + Dee. She is currently in development on her feature film, The Measure of She (and other aesthetics).

Karen's full-length theatrical play, The Lamentable Tragedie of Darcy Robinson, was a Semifinalist for the 2018 O'Neill American Playwright's Conference and previously workshopped at the Kennedy Center Summer Writing Intensive.  Her short play, You Try Living Here, was published by Leicester Bay Theatricals in 2017 as part of the New Play Development Workshop anthology of new works.

In December 2016 Karen was invited to participate in the Nautilus Composer-Librettist Workshop at The Theater @ Boston Court under the direction of Ben Krywosz and Pulitzer Prize nominated composer Roger Ames. Through this experience Karen wrote several libretti, which included "Muse of the Underworld" which is currently being developed as a virtual reality opera.