Karen Fix Curry

Playwright

Born into an Air Force family, I had a unique childhood associated with the space program.  We moved several times, always to launch sites or tracking stations.  I gained a larger world view through these travels, and when I married and had a family, the stories swirled in my head, and onto paper.  I was able to go to college while raising three children, and working in between, studying playwriting and all things theatre. I graduated from CSU Fullerton in 2000, and have been writing ever since.  I also have been a professional costume designer from 2005-2018, which gave me practical experience in the world of theatre production.  I've lived in Orange County and the Los Angeles area for over 40 years, and I recently relocated to Camano Island, Washington with my husband.

Highlights
  • Crazy Quilts - Published 2021, Smith and Kraus, Best Short Plays 2021, Wild Duck Theatre (London, UK), 2021  - Podcast, City Theatre National Short Play Contest 2020 (Miami, FL) - Finalist, (Virtual Production), Theatre Three Offstage/Online 2020 (Port Jefferson,NY), Virtual Production, Academy of Art University First Annual One Act Festival 2020, (San Francisco, CA) (Production postponed indefinitely), Panglossian Productions Pop Up Theatre 2019 (Williamsburg, VA) - Production, Silver City Evening of Ten Minute Plays 2019 (Silver City, NM) - Production, Itinerant Theatre Women Leading 2019 (Lake Charles, LA) - Short List,  The Hive Collective 2020 (Provo, UT) - Finalist,  Punching LaBute 2020 (Chicago, IL) - Semi-finalist, Mildred's Umbrella Museum of Dysfunction XII (Houston, TX) - Semi-finalist, Spark Creative Works Women's Playwright Festival 2020 (New York City, NY) - Runner Up,
  • Siblings - Published 2021, Next Stage Press,   Staged Reading, Chance Theatre (Anaheim, CA) , Orange County Playwrights Alliance Presents 2019 - Staged Reading, Atlanta Theatre to Go 2019 (Atlanta, GA)  - Semi-finalist, Readers Repertory Theatre 2016, - Reading, Claremont Manor Theatre Group 2014 (Claremont, CA) - Reading
  • Covid Cookies - Ophelia's Jump Productions Happy Hour 2020 (Claremont, CA) - Virtual Production
  • Being Wendy Wasserstein -Itinerant Theatre Women Leading 2019 (Lake Charles, LA) - Production, Rover Dramawerks 5th Annual 365 Women A Year Festival 2019 (Plano, TX) - Production
  • Call Back on the Staten Island Ferry - Sundog Theatre 2019 (Staten Island, NY) - Production
  • The Dark Side of the Moon - Orange County Playwrights Alliance Discoveries 2014 &2015, staged reading
  • Celtic Knot - OC-Centric New Play Festival 2017, production, Williamsburg Theatre 2002, staged reading , CSU Fullerton production 2000 & 2001