A Writer and Mentor for your Creative Writing
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.
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.
I'm here to help you with your dramatic scripts (plays and screenplays), fiction, memoirs and poetry. I can help you finish your pieces, move you out of writer's block, and make your writing ready for submission to publications and production companies. My rates are the most reasonable that you'll find anywhere. Contact me.
a short play published in 5-Minute Plays, Applause Books, NYC
an imprint of Hal Leonard LLC, MN
Billy's monologue from the play The Wakeville Stories
published in Best Male Stage Monologues 2016,
published by Smith and Krause, Portsmouth, NH.
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
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Recently Published: Limerickle: a fantasy play for young audiences based on the writings of Edward Lear, who wrote "The Owl and the Pussycat" and other poems, limericks and stories. The play was created by Carr and Bruce Cornwell.
Reflecting Pool: Poets and the Creative Process, edited by Laurence Carr, published by Codhill Press. Awarded FINALIST in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. 25 Poets share ideas about nurturing poets in their classrooms and writing workshops. Including exercises and poems by the writers, this is a fine book to read and to teach the writing of poetry.
Kennedy at Colonus: The Journey of Robert F. Kennedy, a play in 2 acts has been published as an ebook (eplay) by Lightwood Press. It's available for download for $5.99 from all the major vendors (Amazon, B&N etc.)
Takes the reader through the turbulent 60s through the life of one of America's most important political figures.
in The Best Men's Stage Monologues 2017: Smith and Krause Publishers-
a monologue from the play, Vaudeville, a play with Music. (from Act II) Set in 1919 Philadelphia, Frankie Cobb becomes unhinged when an African-American song and dance performer land a major spot at The Palace (Vaudeville's pinnacle), leaving Frankie to wallow in his second rate career.
Threnodies: poems in remembrance
published by Codhill Press (65 pp.); available in bookstores and through Amazon.
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.
Saigon Cinnamon (poem) published in the periodical VietNow, Spring, 2016
for the last beat poet (poem) published in The Shawangunk Review, Spring 2016