Carey Crim

Carey Crim

Carey Crim is an award-winning playwright and resident artist at The Purple Rose Theater Company. Her play Never Not Once won the 2017 Jane Chambers award. Her play, Conviction (Twenty-three and a half Hours), premiered to critical acclaim at Bay Street Theatre starring Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt and Elizabeth Reaser. It then opened at The Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, California where it was nominated for...
Carey Crim is an award-winning playwright and resident artist at The Purple Rose Theater Company. Her play Never Not Once won the 2017 Jane Chambers award. Her play, Conviction (Twenty-three and a half Hours), premiered to critical acclaim at Bay Street Theatre starring Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt and Elizabeth Reaser. It then opened at The Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, California where it was nominated for an Ovation award for best new play and will open in London next season. Her earlier works, Growing Pretty, Wake and Some Couples May… all received world premieres at The Purple Rose Theatre Company. Wake received a West Coast Premiere at the SeaGlass Theatre in Los Angeles where it was a critic's pick. Carey has recently adapted it for the screen and it will be released in 2018. Morning After Grace ran to sold out houses at The Purple Rose Theater Company starring Randolph (Randy) Mantooth and then at Asolo Repertory Theatre with Jack Wetherall. It is slated to run at The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in April and then on to Shakespeare and Company in May. Her newest play Paint Night had a workshop and reading at the The Purple Rose in April. She is a three-time finalist for Miami City Theater’s short play competition and won the competition in 2011. She has been a finalist for The Heideman award and a two- time finalist in the Samuel French OOB festival. Her work has received productions and/or workshops at Pasadena Playhouse, Primary Stages, Luna Stage, Asolo Rep Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Miami City Theatre, Rubicon Theatre and The Purple Rose Theatre Company. Carey is a graduate of Northwestern University.

Plays

  • Never Not Once
    Never Not Once was the winner of the Jane Chambers 2017 Award for feminist playwriting. It was said of the play: With a multi-racial cast of well-defined characters, complex development, and a nuanced lens on sexuality, non-traditional family and taking responsibility, this play is theatrically satisfying and socially urgent.
    SYNOPSIS: Eleanor, a biology major at Princeton, brings her boyfriend Rob...
    Never Not Once was the winner of the Jane Chambers 2017 Award for feminist playwriting. It was said of the play: With a multi-racial cast of well-defined characters, complex development, and a nuanced lens on sexuality, non-traditional family and taking responsibility, this play is theatrically satisfying and socially urgent.
    SYNOPSIS: Eleanor, a biology major at Princeton, brings her boyfriend Rob home to meet her two (not perfect but still pretty excellent moms). While there, she lets them know that she has hired a private investigator to help her find her biological father. She says, as a scientist, she is curious about her genetics. But it's evident she might also just want to meet her dad. Nadine, her non-biological mom thinks it's a great idea, partly because she had a deep and wonderful relationship with her own father. Allison, Eleanor's biological mom is less enthusiastic, insisting that Eleanor's father, a one night stand in college whose name Allison doesn't remember, never even knew she existed. Nadine secretly gives Allison the name Doug. This information sends Eleanor on a journey to an unexpected and explosive answer to the question "Where do I come from?" The fallout and complications from this revelation force the whole family- and Doug- to confront the past in order to have any hope of moving on to a better future.
  • Twenty Three and a Half Hours (Conviction)
    Tom Hodges is a charismatic, confident and caring teacher who students adore and parents admire. The smart, wise-cracking colleague with all the answers. The neighbor who takes care of the neighborhood. The perfect husband and father. But when a student accuses Tom of crossing a line, everything changes. This delicately balanced, beautifully nuanced new family drama digs deep beneath the surface of a happy...
    Tom Hodges is a charismatic, confident and caring teacher who students adore and parents admire. The smart, wise-cracking colleague with all the answers. The neighbor who takes care of the neighborhood. The perfect husband and father. But when a student accuses Tom of crossing a line, everything changes. This delicately balanced, beautifully nuanced new family drama digs deep beneath the surface of a happy suburban existence to explore the damage done once the seeds of mistrust are planted.
  • Morning After Grace
    Hilarious and heart-warming, this unconventional new comedy tackles love, loss, and coming to terms with growing old. After hooking up at a funeral, Angus and Abigail find themselves waking up the next morning wrapped in sheets on Angus’ sofa. Strangers just the day before, Abigail thinks she may finally be ready to take another chance on love, but Angus has a few issues to work through first. Enter neighbor...
    Hilarious and heart-warming, this unconventional new comedy tackles love, loss, and coming to terms with growing old. After hooking up at a funeral, Angus and Abigail find themselves waking up the next morning wrapped in sheets on Angus’ sofa. Strangers just the day before, Abigail thinks she may finally be ready to take another chance on love, but Angus has a few issues to work through first. Enter neighbor Ollie, formerly a baseball player for the Detroit Tigers who now enjoys golf and yoga. Nothing is as it seems with this trio and every disclosure reveals a new perspective. Set in a nearby Florida retirement community, this charming and big-hearted comedy takes us on an unexpected journey toward a new lease on life.

  • Wake
    Molly Harrison, an agoraphobic mortician, has been anchored to the safety of her funeral home for over three years. Her vivacious mother and precocious teenage daughter try in their own humorous ways to help her take that first step down the front walk, including hypnosis, sensory-overload therapy and a trip to Moscow. But in the end, Molly must realize what is truly important in her life before the power of...
    Molly Harrison, an agoraphobic mortician, has been anchored to the safety of her funeral home for over three years. Her vivacious mother and precocious teenage daughter try in their own humorous ways to help her take that first step down the front walk, including hypnosis, sensory-overload therapy and a trip to Moscow. But in the end, Molly must realize what is truly important in her life before the power of love can finally inspire her to embrace the world again.
  • Green Dot Day
    Winner: Miami City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting. Emily and David desperately want a baby but, so far, it hasn't happened for them. Tonight...they must try to procreate before the window of opportunity is slammed shut for another month. Emily plans a romantic evening, but the stress of "have to" might prove to be too much for them both.
  • Glamping
    Buried feelings come to the surface when Myles and Kate attend a destination wedding for Kate's ex.
  • Room 313
    A young housekeeper makes a shocking discovery when she knocks on the door to clean Room 313 at a cheap roadside motel near the New York- Canadian border. She meets a distressed soldier who, one way or another, doesn’t want to return to duty. Their subsequent interaction will change them both forever.