Caroline Macon

Caroline Macon

Caroline Macon is a poet and playwright from Dallas. She is a Tutterow Fellow at Chicago Dramatists and is the New Works Associate at Lookingglass Theatre Company. Her plays include Linda And Suella's Urban Safari (Lawrence Bundschu and Warren Snoddy Endowed Playwriting Prize 2017), The Women Eat Chocolate (New Playwrights Series, DePaul 2016), and The Year I Didn't Go To School (Co-adapted with Heidi...
Caroline Macon is a poet and playwright from Dallas. She is a Tutterow Fellow at Chicago Dramatists and is the New Works Associate at Lookingglass Theatre Company. Her plays include Linda And Suella's Urban Safari (Lawrence Bundschu and Warren Snoddy Endowed Playwriting Prize 2017), The Women Eat Chocolate (New Playwrights Series, DePaul 2016), and The Year I Didn't Go To School (Co-adapted with Heidi Stillman from the book by Giselle Potter 2017). She performs poetry and fiction at reading series around Chicago, including Salonathon!, The Marrow, The Mingle, and Meanwhile. Her short story "Dead Mouse" was published in PANK and was featured in Ross McMeekin's "The Best Short Story I Read This Week" on Ploughshares. She has also been featured in Crook & Folly (Poetry, Fiction, Drama) where she received the award for Dramatic Excellence. She is a member of Poems While You Wait, a team of poets and their typewriters that attends various events throughout Chicago to support the nonprofit hybrid-genre publisher, Rose Metal Press. B.F.A. Playwriting and B.A. English, DePaul University.

Plays

  • Linda and Suella's Urban Safari
    In the wake of adulthood, single mother and flower lover, Linda pursues her dream of opening a plant store. She wants to be an independent success, but her best friend Suella keeps things in check. When Suella leaves to travel the world of academia, the plant store fails, and something strange happens to Linda. She dreams she flies off a rooftop, the woman's own personal ghost story begins. Can a lack of...
    In the wake of adulthood, single mother and flower lover, Linda pursues her dream of opening a plant store. She wants to be an independent success, but her best friend Suella keeps things in check. When Suella leaves to travel the world of academia, the plant store fails, and something strange happens to Linda. She dreams she flies off a rooftop, the woman's own personal ghost story begins. Can a lack of self-worth make someone truly disappear? Linda is a ghost and her neighborhood is the haunted.
  • The Year I Didn't Go To School, Co-Adapted with Heidi Stillman
    Based on the book by acclaimed illustrator Giselle Potter, The Year I Didn’t Go To School: A Homemade Circus adapts her whimsical autobiographical work into a fantastical stage production for the first time.

    Join seven-year-old Giselle and her sister Chloë as they spend a year traveling through Italy by truck, performing in their parents’ puppet theater company, The Mystic Paper Beasts. Get a...
    Based on the book by acclaimed illustrator Giselle Potter, The Year I Didn’t Go To School: A Homemade Circus adapts her whimsical autobiographical work into a fantastical stage production for the first time.

    Join seven-year-old Giselle and her sister Chloë as they spend a year traveling through Italy by truck, performing in their parents’ puppet theater company, The Mystic Paper Beasts. Get a glimpse into the childhood that no doubt helped foster her development as an artist.
  • The Women Eat Chocolate
    At age 13, Alexandra Appleton is certain she's a poet. Her life spirals out of control when her younger sister, Dot, passes her in the race to womanhood. After a psychedelic trip, Alex struggles to distinguish fantasy from reality. Are the adults in Alex's life out to get her? Is her poetry teacher more than just a friendly mentor? And most importantly, will Alex's body catch up with her brains...
    At age 13, Alexandra Appleton is certain she's a poet. Her life spirals out of control when her younger sister, Dot, passes her in the race to womanhood. After a psychedelic trip, Alex struggles to distinguish fantasy from reality. Are the adults in Alex's life out to get her? Is her poetry teacher more than just a friendly mentor? And most importantly, will Alex's body catch up with her brains? ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Two sisters struggle to reclaim love and innocence while navigating the ickiness of puberty.