Karen Fix Curry

Karen Fix Curry

Karen Fix Curry's work has been seen across the United States and internationally. Her play "Crazy Quilts" was published in "Best Plays of 2021", was produced as part of Theatre Three Offstage/Online Virtual Production, NY November 2020, finalist in the City Theater National Short Play Contest, Miami, Fl 2020, finalist in the Hive Collective Play to Film Festival, Utah 2021, Semi-...
Karen Fix Curry's work has been seen across the United States and internationally. Her play "Crazy Quilts" was published in "Best Plays of 2021", was produced as part of Theatre Three Offstage/Online Virtual Production, NY November 2020, finalist in the City Theater National Short Play Contest, Miami, Fl 2020, finalist in the Hive Collective Play to Film Festival, Utah 2021, Semi-finalist in Punching LaBute New Play Festival Chicago, IL in 2020, and semi-finalist in Mildred's Umbrella Theater of Dysfunction XII, Houston, TX 2020.
"Siblings" was published by Next Stage Press in 2021, received a staged reading, Orange Co. Playwrights Alliance at the Chance Theatre,Anaheim, CA - 2019, and "The Rowan Knight" had a zoom reading at Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, CA 2021, and is slated for a 2022 fall Production. Her play "The Wendy Chronicles" had a zoom workshop reading by Bema Productions in Victoria, BC, Canada 2021.

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 currently resides on Camano Island in Washington.

Plays

  • 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?
  • So Much In Common
    When a local high school student and a transfer student meet at registration, they learn that they have much more in common than they ever could have imagined.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Being Wendy Wasserstein (formerly The Wendy Chronicles)
    Full length - Wendy Wasserstein, writer of “The Heidi Chronicles”, the first woman to win a Tony for best Play, and the Pulitzer for playwriting, comes to life with humor, shining a light on her life, and her goal of creating real women in plays, with all their problems and frustrations, and giving voice to the emerging women's movement at the second half of the 20th century.
  • Nightmare - A Monologue
    A healthcare worker tries to cope with the effects of early PTSD due to the pandemic.
  • Sisterly Advice, A Monologue
    This older, wiser, more experienced woman offers her younger sister some advice and help after finding out that she has left her deadbeat husband.
  • 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.
  • Bank Slip
    10 minutes. Jenn and Will are headed to their Mother's wedding. They're supposed to pick something up for their Mother but while on the Staten Island ferry they realize they've lost the paper with all the important info they need to get it. What'll they do now?
  • Covid Cookies
    10 minute - When baking cookies together causes a young couple to snap while in Covid lockdown, their true feelings are revealed.
  • 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 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?
  • 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.
  • Satellite
    10 minute - In the highly technical world of aerospace design, women were, and still are, a rarity. In 1993, newly hired Dr. Elizabeth Strong deals with entrenched misogyny on her first day on the job. Based on a true story. Because you can’t make this stuff up.