Carol Mullen

Carol Mullen

Pittsburgh playwright Carol Mullen has had her work produced by theaters and festivals including: 10 x 10 in the Triangle; Kick It! Festival; Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Project; NativeAliens Theater Collective; Outvisible Theatre; Pittsburgh New Works Festival; Shelterbelt Theater; Stage Q; The Women’s Theatre Project; and, Off-Off Broadway at Emerging Artists Theater and Blue Pearl Theatrics. She is a 2021 O...
Pittsburgh playwright Carol Mullen has had her work produced by theaters and festivals including: 10 x 10 in the Triangle; Kick It! Festival; Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Project; NativeAliens Theater Collective; Outvisible Theatre; Pittsburgh New Works Festival; Shelterbelt Theater; Stage Q; The Women’s Theatre Project; and, Off-Off Broadway at Emerging Artists Theater and Blue Pearl Theatrics. She is a 2021 O'Neill finalist and received Honorable Mention recognition for the 2021 Jane Chambers Award. Mullen has an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Plays

  • For the People
    Thirty-one-year-old Pittsburgh City Councilor Meg Cabot is the first openly lesbian elected official in the state of Pennsylvania. She’s less than a month into her first term when a vicious hate crime targeting the city’s Lesbian and Gay Community Center puts Meg in the middle of a media maelstrom. But this tragedy leads to possibility when Meg’s new national visibility catches the attention of Democratic Party...
    Thirty-one-year-old Pittsburgh City Councilor Meg Cabot is the first openly lesbian elected official in the state of Pennsylvania. She’s less than a month into her first term when a vicious hate crime targeting the city’s Lesbian and Gay Community Center puts Meg in the middle of a media maelstrom. But this tragedy leads to possibility when Meg’s new national visibility catches the attention of Democratic Party leaders, who see in Meg a rising star.

    With her hard-driving chief of staff steering her toward a once-in-a-lifetime professional opportunity, Meg decides how far she’ll go to advance her career and whether it’s possible to be both a successful politician and a good person.
  • Work in Progress
    Unless aspiring writer Robin can revitalize the sagging career of her eccentric mentor—a flamboyant and once
    hugely successful romance novelist whose recent breakup has spun her into a boozy depression—Robin’s plans for getting her own first book published will never come to fruition.
  • 3BR/2BA
    A young couple navigates their relationship and the acronym-laden world of real estate as they look for their first apartment together.
  • The Butterball Effect
    Nina Childress expected that it might be a little stressful to bring her new girlfriend home for Thanksgiving.  What she didn't expect was to find her parents on the brink of divorce, her girlfriend's ex-lover at the dinner table, and her mother starting rehearsals for THE GLASS MENAGERIE.
  • Catalyst
    A lesbian couple trying to work through a rough patch in their relationship receive help from a unique couples counselor.
  • Cicadas
    Alex Porter returns to her family’s summer home for the first time since her mother’s death 17 years ago because her younger sister is convinced that, like cicadas, their mom is coming back to life.
    As Alex assesses her sister’s sanity, she is forced to examine her own thoughts, feelings, and decisions and consider what all she buried when her mother died.
  • Is that a gun in your pocket...
    Adam Walker, a down-on-his-luck entrepreneur, is in big trouble. His last few inventions have been plagued with problems, and he's got a $150,000 debt he can't afford to pay. But when James, the handsome collection agent, comes by to settle Adam's account, the end of the line may just become the beginning of the road
  • Nightingale
    Disgraced hero Kate Cox has to deal with her hot ex-, her cranky first mate, and her rickety space cruiser while fleeing from evil overlords who want to make this day her last.
  • Partners in Crime
    There truly is no honor among the thieves as antagonistic ex-lovers Sam and Lauren team up with the suave and saucy Jean-Pierre to commit the perfect jewel heist. But as the alliances in this threesome shift it gets harder to figure out who will end up on top and who will fall like a bad soufflé.
  • Same Stars, Different Houses
    Two young brothers chat about cereal, sexuality, and stars.
  • Sirens
    In the fictionalized world of police procedurals, there are good guys and there are bad guys.  Sometimes the good guys are good girls.  And sometimes the good girls are good gays. These are their stories.
  • Three-Quarters Normal
    Three sisters making their way through the Time of COVID share their thoughts, dreams, and fears during regular Zoom calls.
  • Zero Mile Mark
    Two friends and their stalwart survival guide face an impasse at a trail head.