Libby Carr

Libby Carr

Libby Carr is a playwright and dance artist born and raised in Houston, TX. Their work explores the intersection between hyperrealism, movement theatre, and devised text. Libby’s plays include sad girl hours (Kennedy Center Undergraduate Playwrights' Workshop), Gay Bootcamp (UT Austin, Cohen New Works Festival; Madison, WI, Express Yourself Arts), TRANSom, co-written with Lane Stanley (Austin, TX, Ground...
Libby Carr is a playwright and dance artist born and raised in Houston, TX. Their work explores the intersection between hyperrealism, movement theatre, and devised text. Libby’s plays include sad girl hours (Kennedy Center Undergraduate Playwrights' Workshop), Gay Bootcamp (UT Austin, Cohen New Works Festival; Madison, WI, Express Yourself Arts), TRANSom, co-written with Lane Stanley (Austin, TX, Ground Floor Theatre). Their dance theatre work has been exhibited at UT Austin’s Fall For Dance and Revolve: A Movement Display. Currently, Libby is a fourth-year student at the University of Texas at Austin in the B.A. Theatre and Dance (Playwriting & Directing) program and the B.A. Plan II Honors program, with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Plays

  • sad girl hours
    It’s not the end of the world yet, but Sunday’s mom built a backyard fallout shelter just in case. Now it’s an underground clubhouse overflowing with tarot cards and the smell of hair bleach, ringing with chaotic queer energy and runoff full of gritty mud, fire ants, and oil. sad girl hours is a story of college admissions, found family, and potential energy in the face of torrential flood. What does it mean to...
    It’s not the end of the world yet, but Sunday’s mom built a backyard fallout shelter just in case. Now it’s an underground clubhouse overflowing with tarot cards and the smell of hair bleach, ringing with chaotic queer energy and runoff full of gritty mud, fire ants, and oil. sad girl hours is a story of college admissions, found family, and potential energy in the face of torrential flood. What does it mean to aspire to something while planning and preparing how to die?
  • Gay Bootcamp
    It’s fall of 2008 and high school sophomore Owen is too distracted by the cute figure skater at her rink to keep any pucks out of the goal. When Owen confesses her love to her all-boy hockey team, they decide they’re the best ones to teach her how to ask the girl on a date. Gay Bootcamp is a Bend It Like Beckham-style rom com complete with baby gays, hockey skates, and toxic masculinity.
  • TRANSom (Devised With Ensemble
    This play, devised by the all trans/non binary ensemble, tells the story of a 'found family' living together in the same house. Together, they experience joy, sorrow, and conflict. In TRANsom this family redefines the meaning and importance of community and overcoming personal grief & loss while fostering an atmosphere of love and acceptance.

    Devised By The Ensemble: Libby Carr,...
    This play, devised by the all trans/non binary ensemble, tells the story of a 'found family' living together in the same house. Together, they experience joy, sorrow, and conflict. In TRANsom this family redefines the meaning and importance of community and overcoming personal grief & loss while fostering an atmosphere of love and acceptance.

    Devised By The Ensemble: Libby Carr, Adrian Clark, Deirdre Darling, Siri Gurudev, Heather Jarmon, Jesse O'Rear, Lisa Scheps, Lane Michael Stanley, Elian Sweeten, Alyssa Thompson, Dillon Yruegas