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:
Upcoming Readings,Workshops, and Publications:
Threnodies: poems in remembrance
published by Codhill Press (65 pp.); poetry and prose poems, available in bookstores and through Amazon for you Kindle device.
Even if Threnodies was half its length, we would be holding a beautiful testament in our hands. That Carr has freely given us such a resonant abundance of humility, fragility, wit, and insight testifies not only to our common goodness and ground, but his deep understanding of it. - Mike Jurkovic, smitten by harpies, shiny banjo catfish, President, Calling All Poets, New Paltz, NY.
Billy's monologue from the play The Wakeville Stories, published in The Best Men's Stage Monologues 2016, published by Smith and Krause; Lawrence Harrison, editor
Saigon Cinnamon (poem) published in the periodical VietNow, Spring, 2016
for the last beat poet (poem) published in The Shawangunk Review, Spring 2016
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