Carrie Barrett

Carrie Barrett

Carrie Barrett’s plays have been produced or developed at The National Playwrights Conference at The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Humanitas/CTG Play LA Workshop, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Skylight Theatre Company (LA), Sideshow Theatre (Chicago), Kitchen Dog Theatre (Dallas), Gotham Stage Company (NYC), among others. Her comedy shows have...
Carrie Barrett’s plays have been produced or developed at The National Playwrights Conference at The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Humanitas/CTG Play LA Workshop, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Skylight Theatre Company (LA), Sideshow Theatre (Chicago), Kitchen Dog Theatre (Dallas), Gotham Stage Company (NYC), among others. Her comedy shows have been produced most notably at i.O. Theatres (Chicago & LA), The Hollywood Improv, SketchMelt by Nerdist (LA), Second City Chicago Unhinged, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Piccolo Spoletto Fringe and Chicago Sketch Fest. All this (and more!) while maintaining a very active Instagram account! She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and laptop. www.carriebarrett.com
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Plays

  • To Us!
    Six people live in perfect harmony, an endless high five party! But when a giant blue cube appears out of nowhere, their high fives turn into high nones (gasp!) as lines are drawn around, between and through their once utopian world. How far is a person willing to go to defend a giant blue cube? An absurd comedy exploring the everyday human behavior that leads to extremist behavior.
  • Colonel's Chicken: A Fairy Tale
    Demi wanders into a Colonel’s Chicken restaurant, looking for easy comfort after being dumped by her boyfriend. But when invited to step beyond the Employees Only door, she finds another thing entirely.
  • Tara Obernier
    Tara Obernier is a just your average gal until a seemingly harmless photo of a construction site launches her into the Internet’s crosshairs. Suddenly, her whole life—including her “janky eyebrows"—is under scrutiny. A dark comedy about fault, virtue and accountability.
  • The Hermitage
    Inspired by a trend in 18th century manor houses, the newly wealthy Martin and Jennet decide to install an ornamental hermitage on their property, complete with their very own hermit for visitors to come up come upon while walking the grounds. It’s classy, suggests godliness (without actually having to be godly!), and no one they know has one! Absurdity ensues and, in the end, what they come upon is much more than a hermit.
  • Coming Into Being
    What if the solution to your family’s biggest problem is the very thing that also severs its ties? A play about what it means to be a family—whether it is the family we’re born into, the families that find us or the families we make.
  • Focus Group Play
    What happens when you lock six strangers in one room for 90 minutes and beg for them to share their opinions? Chaos. That's what happens.
  • The Burden of Not Having a Tail
    The end of the world is coming! Are you ready? You are invited to an intimate bunker-side chat on how to prep for when it happens. From rice appreciation to the dangers of scented shampoos, you’ll get a complete and thorough primer on the ins and outs of being prepared for the all worst-case scenarios, from an undisputed expert in the field. But what exactly brought her down here in the first place, and what...
    The end of the world is coming! Are you ready? You are invited to an intimate bunker-side chat on how to prep for when it happens. From rice appreciation to the dangers of scented shampoos, you’ll get a complete and thorough primer on the ins and outs of being prepared for the all worst-case scenarios, from an undisputed expert in the field. But what exactly brought her down here in the first place, and what’s the price of complete safety? The answers are revealed in this joyfully morbid play.
  • Gutted
    A young couple, Wright and Alisha, are looking for a clean slate and a new home. But what happens when they learn that a beautiful prospective condo might not be the killer deal they’re hoping for? If only a fresh coat of paint (and a couple of bad puns) could fix everything!