Carolynne Wilcox

Carolynne Wilcox

Carolynne/Caro (she/they) is a Latine playwright/actor/producer based in Seattle, Washington who holds an MFA in Theatre/Original Works from Towson University in Maryland, and is dedicated to putting more female-presenting, & other traditionally underrepresented faces & voices up on the stage. Favorite subjects: mythology and folklore, speculative stories, magic realism, horror, ghost stories, flipping...
Carolynne/Caro (she/they) is a Latine playwright/actor/producer based in Seattle, Washington who holds an MFA in Theatre/Original Works from Towson University in Maryland, and is dedicated to putting more female-presenting, & other traditionally underrepresented faces & voices up on the stage. Favorite subjects: mythology and folklore, speculative stories, magic realism, horror, ghost stories, flipping patriarchal stories on their heads

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Plays

  • Loom
    The Three Fates, the timeless sisters who’ve woven, measured and cut the threads of the lives of mortals have done their duties throughout time. Hermes, the Messenger God, pays them a visit just as they realize Atropos’s shears have gone missing. It’s been forbidden for them to jump into the dreams of mortals, but suddenly they must, before the dead, literally, begin to rise on earth. Contains themes of loss,...
    The Three Fates, the timeless sisters who’ve woven, measured and cut the threads of the lives of mortals have done their duties throughout time. Hermes, the Messenger God, pays them a visit just as they realize Atropos’s shears have gone missing. It’s been forbidden for them to jump into the dreams of mortals, but suddenly they must, before the dead, literally, begin to rise on earth. Contains themes of loss, domestic issues and climate change. A lyrical journey through contemporary dreams, the god realm and the underworld, adaptable for 5-15+ actors (of any ethnicity) and appropriate for educational purposes.
  • Clytemnestra
    Vilified across the ages through myths, tales and artwork mostly seen through the (unreliable?) male gaze, Clytemnestra's got her own tale to tell about what happened the day Agamemnon finally returned from Troy...and its disastrous consequences.
  • A Series of Small Cataclysms
    Co-written with Jen Smith Anderson

    It is the year 2121, and the Earth has weathered through the slow, gradual domino effects of climate change disaster - population has been drastically reduced. Four sisters gather at the deathbed of their controlling mother. Things take a darker turn when mother collapses and an unearthly visitor is a harbinger of things to come as they discover there are...
    Co-written with Jen Smith Anderson

    It is the year 2121, and the Earth has weathered through the slow, gradual domino effects of climate change disaster - population has been drastically reduced. Four sisters gather at the deathbed of their controlling mother. Things take a darker turn when mother collapses and an unearthly visitor is a harbinger of things to come as they discover there are greater, more chaotic, universal forces at work in which they surprisingly play a role, in this post-apocalyptic, family-oriented drama where gods walk the earth with disconcerting agendas. But time is happening concurrently, and while the past informs the future, the present can also inform the past. Can the world be saved from total annihilation? Or will humanity reap the final gifts of what we have sown?
  • Spring Pea Soup
    The prince & his parents agree: he needs a bride. The princess wants to be accepted for who she is... the pea just wants to be the best pea it can be!
  • Psychic Latex
    Theo just wanted to spend the afternoon reading his newspaper in the park, but a young, perky interloper interrupts his afternoon with the possibility there are things around him he can't see.
  • Smashing Reality
    Sheila and Peter are miscommunicating, and it has (hilariously?) disastrous consequences.
  • Fate Demands It
    Clytemnestra has just avenged her daughter by killing her husband, and now it’s time to kill the concubine & spoil of war he brought with him from Troy. Or...maybe not. Fate demands one thing, but can Cassandra possibly negotiate another?
  • Wind Whispers Mary
    Mary and Violet travel the ruins of a virus-ravaged world. One day, a mysterious man who has no memory of his past stumbles upon their camp with a particular and unsettling interest in Mary's unborn child. Inspired by the Jimi Hendrix album "Are You Experienced". 14 pages, runs about 10 minutes long.
  • Mean Spirited
    Steve met Elizabeth online, arriving at her house for dinner and a fun evening, but her sister, Danielle, has other ideas, and he gets way more than he bargained for in this twisty and twisted black comedy.
  • Queen of the Dead
    Persephone's journey from the innocent summer land of her mother to the dark seduction of the underworld in her own words. A solo piece with movement.
  • Pandora & The Box
    Pandora tries to ignore the mysterious yet seductive voices inside the forbidden box Ep has brought home as their wedding present, as they try to cajole her into opening it and setting them free. A solo play written as a vehicle for electronic voice manipulation.
  • Stings Like Acid
    co-written with Telisa Steen and Kirsten McCory

    Rachel and her friends travel through a world of make-believe and reality as kids and adults as they try to make sense of difficult life circumstances, love and mental illness.
  • Fortune Teller
    Madame Zelda is in the middle of hosting her failing Vegas show when she unwittingly taps into the thoughts of passengers on an ill-fated plane flight.
  • Après - The Story of Solange
    A sequel, of sorts, to Jean Genet's The Maids. Incarcerated in an institution for the criminally insane for her sister's murder, Solange must untangle the voices in her head from the voices of reality to find her way back to some semblance of sanity and life.
  • Change Is Gonna Come
    Frankie and Rita wake up and find themselves in an unfamiliar room, and must figure out who they are, what they are doing there and why they need each other before time runs out!
  • Oona, The Jolly Cave Woman
    Oona has her hands full with all the men in her tribe professing their love and trying to get with her. The other women aren't happy about it either in this adaptation of the short story by Patricia Highsmith.
  • Further Unexpected Events
    When a mysterious catastrophe strikes in combination with the ongoing climate crisis, estranged sisters (with unsuspecting family in tow) have an unexpected reunion at their remote cabin in the woods, where dirty laundry is exposed and painful truths come to blinding light...against an already intense backdrop of possible disaster.
  • And Again
    Police Officer Jeannette at the park, comes upon a distraught Kathryn, who claims to be her sister-in-law and mother to a niece she's never heard of.
  • Spell from the Sea
    Man and woman wake up after she's rescued him from drowning & they've hooked up. He tries to get her to stay, while she tries to find something of hers he's hidden. Inspired by Celtic folklore.
  • Selkie's Request
    A daughter goes to her mother's deserted, island home to find a letter waiting with some startling discoveries and an unusual request. A five-minute solo piece to be performed in an Irish accent.
  • In The MIrror
    Jen awakens on her wedding day to find Iphigenia staring back at her in the mirror. As they lament what might become of them if they go through with their nuptials, something happens to change everything. (This piece was updated/overhauled 6/2023.)
  • Laundry
    An inventive way to smile and get revenge on your cheating husband.
  • The Red Louboutins
    A woman lusts after a pair of shoes seen in the window of a thrift store, but their purchase leads to more than she bargained for in this riff on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Red Shoes".
  • Afterthoughts
    A monologue about who was REALLY behind the tragedy of Romeo & Juliet...
  • The Saddest Song in the World
    A spanglish adaptation of Orpheus and Eurydice, complete with characters from the Aztec/Mexican Folkloric tradition. Yuri is killed by Coatl on their wedding day to Orfeo, who uses the saddest song they've ever created to pass through the barriers to the underworld and bring back their beloved.
  • Le Camembert
    Cam's most fervent desire is to be enjoyed and ingested by the beautiful siren across the room who seems to have taste only for the bland American.
  • Love
    A newly-dead woman discovers love.
  • Nirvana
    Monologue: A newly-departed soul discovers what happens next.
  • Crossroads
    Woman walks into a bar...and has to part with exactly what she bargained for 10 years prior.