Karen Hartman

Karen Hartman

Karen Hartman’s Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department premieres at Yale Repertory Theater in 2019, directed by Kenny Leon. In spring 2018, Hartman’s The Book of Joseph became the highest grossing play in the Everyman Theatre’s history. Joseph and two other recent plays Roz and Ray (Edgerton New Play Prize), and Project Dawn (NEA Grant, NNPN Rolling World Premiere) had ten...
Karen Hartman’s Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department premieres at Yale Repertory Theater in 2019, directed by Kenny Leon. In spring 2018, Hartman’s The Book of Joseph became the highest grossing play in the Everyman Theatre’s history. Joseph and two other recent plays Roz and Ray (Edgerton New Play Prize), and Project Dawn (NEA Grant, NNPN Rolling World Premiere) had ten productions in the 2016-18 seasons. Other works include Goldie, Max, and Milk (Steinberg and Carbonell Nominations), SuperTrue (Kilroy’s List, Theater Know), Goliath (Dorothy Silver New Play Prize), Gum, Leah’s Train (Weissberger Finalist), Going Gone (NEA Grant), Girl Under Grain (Best Drama, NY Fringe), ALICE: Tales of a Curious Girl (Music by Gina Leishman, AT&T Onstage Award), and Troy Women. Regional: Center Stage, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, People’s Light, San Diego Rep, Seattle Rep, Theater J, Victory Gardens. New York: Women’s Project, NAATCO, P73, Summer Play Festival. Publications: TCG, Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Backstage Books, NoPassport. Honors: McKnight Residency, New Dramatists alumna, Bellagio, Helen Merrill Foundation, Hodder Fellowship, Jerome Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship. Prose: New York Times and The Washington Post. Ms. Hartman is Senior Artist in Residence at University of Washington, and has just returned to Brooklyn after four years in Seattle.

Plays

  • Project Dawn
    Philadelphia is home to a revolutionary – and shockingly funny - treatment court for prostitute women. In Project Dawn, seven actresses double as a staff members and court participants, probing the thin lines between freedom and slavery, activism and obsession, on both sides of the law.

    "One of the very best productions of the season. It’s a big moment as play and as theatrical entertainment...
    Philadelphia is home to a revolutionary – and shockingly funny - treatment court for prostitute women. In Project Dawn, seven actresses double as a staff members and court participants, probing the thin lines between freedom and slavery, activism and obsession, on both sides of the law.

    "One of the very best productions of the season. It’s a big moment as play and as theatrical entertainment."
    - Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Roz and Ray
    San Diego, 1976. Ray, a newly single father of twin hemophiliac boys, meets Roz, a hematologist in possession of miracle drug Factor 8. Roz seems to be Ray’s savior -- until the miracle goes bad. A fifteen-year tale of two adults growing up, ROZ AND RAY is a love story you've never heard before.
  • SuperTrue
    SuperTrue
    A tale for Two Humans and a Puppet

    On the porch of an almost-charming cabin in the Catskills, two New Yorkers reckon with the moment when Plan A fades away but Plan B has not emerged. In other words, they're turning forty. How will they make a new truth?

    (On the 2015 KILROYS LIST of most recommended new plays by women and transgender authors.)

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    SuperTrue
    A tale for Two Humans and a Puppet

    On the porch of an almost-charming cabin in the Catskills, two New Yorkers reckon with the moment when Plan A fades away but Plan B has not emerged. In other words, they're turning forty. How will they make a new truth?

    (On the 2015 KILROYS LIST of most recommended new plays by women and transgender authors.)

    Casting:
    Janelle (40), White.
    Martin (40) Any ethnicity but white. He was raised by white parents.
    Dulce (10), a puppet.