Karen Hartman

Karen Hartman

Karen Hartman has four productions of three world premiere plays in the 2016/17 season: ROZ AND RAY at Seattle Repertory Theater and Victory Gardens, THE BOOK OF JOSEPH at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and PROJECT DAWN at People’s Light. In 2014-15, Ms. Hartman held the Playwright Center’s McKnight Residency and Commission for a nationally recognized playwright. Hartman’s personal and political essays have...
Karen Hartman has four productions of three world premiere plays in the 2016/17 season: ROZ AND RAY at Seattle Repertory Theater and Victory Gardens, THE BOOK OF JOSEPH at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and PROJECT DAWN at People’s Light. In 2014-15, Ms. Hartman held the Playwright Center’s McKnight Residency and Commission for a nationally recognized playwright. Hartman’s personal and political essays have been published in the New York Times and the Washington Post. A New Dramatists alumna, Ms. Hartman grew up in San Diego and graduated from Yale University and the Yale School of Drama. She lived in Brooklyn until 2014, when she became Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington in Seattle. For information about her other plays: www.karenhartman.org

Plays

  • 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.) Casting: Janelle (40), White. Martin (...
    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.