Lindsay Carpenter

Lindsay Carpenter

Lindsay Carpenter is a playwright and director who currently resides in New York. In 2020, she graduated with an MFA from NYU Tisch's Dramatic Writing Program. Her play "Borders" received the 2015 Kennedy Center ACTF National Undergraduate Playwriting Award. She was a staff writer on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) web series “Amours d’occasion” (IFP 2019 Web Drama Series winner,...
Lindsay Carpenter is a playwright and director who currently resides in New York. In 2020, she graduated with an MFA from NYU Tisch's Dramatic Writing Program. Her play "Borders" received the 2015 Kennedy Center ACTF National Undergraduate Playwriting Award. She was a staff writer on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC) web series “Amours d’occasion” (IFP 2019 Web Drama Series winner, 2020 Best Web Series & Honorable Mention: Drama LA Film Awards, Prix Numix 2020 Webseries Fiction finalist, and CANNESERIES Short Form Competition 2020 Nominee). She is a co-founder of Ghost Ship Murder Mysteries (www.ghostshipmurdermysteries.com), which combines interactive theatre with role playing games.

Plays

  • Our Black Death
    The plague, dead husbands, love spells, and two women who finally get to be together. Our Black Death is a dark comedy about two peasants in mid-1300s England who explore their newfound power and take a chance on love as everyone around them dies.
  • Out of Balance
    Out of Balance is an intimate look at a mother and daughter relationship as it falls apart. Bailey (13) becomes obsessed with the idea of going camping alone, which her mother Ava refuses to let her do because she is concerned for Bailey’s safety. Tensions rise as they compete for control—with Bailey regularly usurping Ava.
  • Break
    "Break" is an absurd dark comedy about love, death, parenting, and broken dishes. It begins with a man stacking dishes on another man's back, unable to escape, while in a booth above two women watch. Over the course of the play, rules and relationships are repeatedly set up and broken as a man referred to as Dishes tries to escape and his daughter, April, tries to break him out. The play explores...
    "Break" is an absurd dark comedy about love, death, parenting, and broken dishes. It begins with a man stacking dishes on another man's back, unable to escape, while in a booth above two women watch. Over the course of the play, rules and relationships are repeatedly set up and broken as a man referred to as Dishes tries to escape and his daughter, April, tries to break him out. The play explores who gets to decide if someone is a victim and whether parents can be blamed for the flaws of their children.
  • Walk, Girl
    The night before her bridal shower in Appalachia, Hannah goes out for a drink only to be drugged and raped by a stranger. As she struggles to deal with wedding planning, doctors, policemen and self-forgiveness, her story intertwines with two other women. Her mother-in-law's past becomes present when she discovers Hannah's horrible secret, and a mythical Grandma Gatewood (the first woman to walk the...
    The night before her bridal shower in Appalachia, Hannah goes out for a drink only to be drugged and raped by a stranger. As she struggles to deal with wedding planning, doctors, policemen and self-forgiveness, her story intertwines with two other women. Her mother-in-law's past becomes present when she discovers Hannah's horrible secret, and a mythical Grandma Gatewood (the first woman to walk the Appalachian Trail) serves as a spiritual guide to Hannah and her husband Jaime as they attempt to heal their relationship. The story is told out of chronological order revealing scenes before and after the assault, which is never shown on stage. Sometimes defiant, sometimes lyrical, the play examines rape culture and the way that rape repeats itself from generation to generation.
  • Borders
    Jess clings to her nighttime dreams as a way of escape from a hopeless world. In a society rife with disease and nameless fears, she isolates herself to maintain her safety. When two strangers find their way into her life, Jess must decide what she can share and what she's willing to give up.
  • The Game
    A man and women in the 1400s meet and fall in love. From childhood into old age, their relationship changes. Over a series of five games, they arrive at a final choice of whether to be together.
  • Bennie
    12 year old Sally fancies herself a film noir detective. When she discovers her pet rabbit Bennie missing, she follows the clues with her best friend Gunther. Darkly humorous, this film noir spoof plays with language and shows that you can’t trust anybody.
  • Little Red and the Quest with Many Sons - A Choose Your Own Adventure Story-
    Little Red’s father has been kidnapped by a dragon, so obviously she goes on a quest for him. A fractured fairy tale with many sons, tests, and transformations. Throughout the play, the audience decides what Little Red does next on her quest.
  • Knappogue
    Less than 10 minutes before the end of the world, sisters Sarah and Imogen try to decide how to spend their final moments. Funny, poignant, and sometimes crude, the sisters realize they already have done everything they need to do.
  • Black ou Noir
    When a soon to be detective is woken at 5 AM, there’s sure to be trouble. In comes a panicked Femme carrying a dangerous word, shortly followed by Fatale. Told in two scenes, it’s the beginning and end of a detective’s career, a comedic whirlwind of film noir, seduction, danger, and love.
  • Brikelak
    An apocalyptic world, two strangers, and an attempt to understand each other.
  • Superhero
    “I’ve decided to become a superhero.” A career counselor encourages one of her high school students to pursue his unreasonable dream, but cannot support her own daughter’s choice for the future.