Karen Fix Curry

Karen Fix Curry

Karen Fix Curry has recently returned to playwriting after a successful career doing theatrical costume design in the greater Los Angeles Area. She received her BA in Theatre from CSU Fullerton in 1999. Upcoming 2020 productions include "The Wendy Chronicles" Starlight Productions national tour (postponed), "Covid Cookies" OJP Happy Hour Play Reading (viz Zoom) - Ophelia's Jump...
Karen Fix Curry has recently returned to playwriting after a successful career doing theatrical costume design in the greater Los Angeles Area. She received her BA in Theatre from CSU Fullerton in 1999. Upcoming 2020 productions include "The Wendy Chronicles" Starlight Productions national tour (postponed), "Covid Cookies" OJP Happy Hour Play Reading (viz Zoom) - Ophelia's Jump Productions (Claremont, CA) "Crazy Quilts" Finalist - City Theatre National Award for Short Plays Contest (Miami, FL), AA University (San Francisco), The Hive Collaborative (Provo UT), Punching LaBute 2.0 (Chicago) - Semi-finalist/cancelled. Recent past productions include "Siblings"- staged reading, Orange Co. Playwrights Alliance at the Chance Theatre (Anaheim, CA), “Crazy Quilts” (Panglossian Productions Weekend of Women Pop-up Theatre, 2019) and “Being Wendy Wasserstein” (Rover Dramawerks 5th Annual 365 Women A Year Festival, 2019, and Itinerant Theatre Louisiana’s Women Leading Festival 2019).

Curry grew up as part of an Air Force family, and travelled widely. Her experiences color her plays with a sense of empathy for the trials and tribulations of the human condition. She has performed on stage, been a lead singer and composer in an Irish band, and taught K-12 music and theatre.

Ms. Curry is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, the New Play Exchange, Orange County Playwrights Alliance, Page to Stage Playwriting Group, and ASCAP. She is a mentor for The Official Playwrights of Facebook. She currently resides on Camano Island in Washington.

Plays

  • Covid Cookies
    10 minute - When baking cookies together causes a young couple to snap while in Covid lockdown, their true feelings are revealed.
  • Crazy Quilts
    10 minute - A young woman goes to interview a quilting group and finds herself being interviewed for inclusion in their exclusive secret club. Will she join their pay it forward group?
  • Siblings
    Full length - Three older sisters. One wants love, one has a new love, and one’s love has grown stale.
    And they are all worried.
  • Being Wendy Wasserstein
    10 minutes - Inspired by interviews with Wendy Wasserstein, this monologue, shines light on her goal of creating real women into plays, with all their problems and frustrations, giving voice to the emerging women's movement at the second half of the 20th century.
  • Katharine Hepburn Lived Here
    10 minutes - Nicky, an aspiring actress, idolizes Katharine Hepburn. She wants to meet her so badly she calls her back from the dead. Does Katharine Hepburn's ghost give Nicky the courage she needs to follow her dream?
  • The Wendy Chronicles
    This is a rough draft of Wendy Wasserstein's remarkable life story as told by Wendy herself, in the style of The Heidi Chronicles. Because you can't really have it all.
  • Celtic Knot
    Full length - When young Irishman Sean Gallagher goes to school in America and brings home an American wife, tensions rise to the breaking point with his sister Mary. Although father Eamon Gallagher is welcoming, Mary's refusal to accept Sean's wife Beth could destroy the family she loves.
  • The Rowan Knight
    During a bloody battle, the Rowan Knight is terribly wounded, and he is given the gift of invincibility by the Witch of the Westmoreland. But at what price?
  • The Back Side of the Moon
    Connie is an artist. At least she keeps telling herself that. Until she is busted in a drug sting operation and finds herself in Arpaio's Tent City, in the hottest summer on record in Phoenix, Arizona. Connie must face the truth about herself, and decide whether it’s too late to reach out to her family for help. Based on a true story.
  • Poor Wayfaring Stranger
    She's lost her husband, her job, and her home. Now Clara must find a way to survive after the economic downturn, by joining the growing group of older Americans in the new economic reality, living out of cars, taking seasonal jobs, and trying to make their way. Clara buys a derelict motorhome, and embarks on her adventure, learning to survive in this new reality.
  • Call Back on the Staten Island Ferry
    While riding the ferry, a young woman is befriended by a stranger as she waits for a phone call which will tell her whether or not she will stay or return to her home town. This play has two endings, and the audience can vote for their choice; Manhattan, or Staten Island and home. What will they decide?
  • Bank Slip
    10 minutes. Jane and Bill are headed to their Mother's wedding. They're supposed to pick something up for their Mother but they've lost the paper with all the important info they need to get it. What'll they do now?
  • Nightmare - A Monologue
    A healthcare worker tries to cope with the effects of early PTSD due to the pandemic.
  • Women have Something To Say (a monologue)
    Excerpt from Being Wendy Wasserstein , a 10 minute play. Inspired by interviews with Wendy Wasserstein, this one woman play shines light on her goal of creating real women into plays, with all their problems and frustrations, giving voice to the emerging women's movement at the second half of the 20th century. Here Wendy is being interviewed about her thoughts on her role in women's liberation.
  • Madge (Monologue)
    Excerpt from Siblings (full length) by Karen Fix Curry

    Madge has just learned that her younger sister Paula has decided to leave her husband after almost twenty years together. Madge has been married 8 times, and is a pro at handling breakups.