A Writer and Mentor for your Creative Writing
Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.
B.F.A. from Ohio University, concentration in Theatre Performance under Dr. Robert Hobbs.
M.A. from New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study: Playwriting and Dramaturgy.
After thirty-five years in New York City working in Theatre, Television and Film as a writer, director and actor, Larry
now lives in New York's Hudson Valley writing, directing and teaching Creative and Dramatic Writing at SUNY New Paltz.
Laurence Carr is an award winning author, editor and teacher of Creative and Dramatic Writing. His works have been published and produced throughout the world. He mentors writers in fiction, poetry and dramatic writing (plays and screenplays) regionally and online.
Please contact him (see ABOUT page) for information about working with you on your fiction, poetry, plays and screenplays.
Coming and Recent Events:
The Wakeville Stories, by Laurence Carr: The Sommerville, MA production, June 2015
Matty Mae Theatre Project is pleased to announce that it has donated half of our ticket sales from The Wakeville Stories a play by Laurence Carr to the VFW! The donation was split between two worthy programs:
Unmet Needs: This program helps to meet the critical needs of service members and their families who experience a sudden financial hardship, oftentimes during a deployment and
“Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship”: This program awards scholarships of up to $5,000 to qualifying veterans and service members to help them complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt.
Thank you to all of our audience members for allowing us to help contribute to such an amazing organization!
The Wakeville Stories, a play in 4 scenes by Laurence Carr was produced at the Davis Square Theatre, Somerville, Massachusetts, June 19 and 26, 2015 and at the Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, Somerville, Massachusetts, June 20 and 27, 2015. Kristin Dwyer, director.
Carr’s vignettes are closely interwoven . . . His gift for vivid characterization and for creating a concrete sense of time and place enchants. The cast is uniformly excellent.
Director Kristin Dwyer’s choice to stage The Wakeville Stories in the Somerville Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery (for selected performances) may look unconventional, but . . . the graveyard makes an apt setting for Carr’s moving dramatization of issues dealing with war, death, and the responsibilities of the living.
Ian Thal, Fuse Theatre Review, artsfuse.org, Boston, MA 6/27/15