K.D. Carlson is an actor and marketing writer turned playwright. Curiosity has led her explore political movements, societal expectations, family roles, literary history, dead poets and living heroes. Her plays employ humor and drama to lean into the messy business of being human in a beautiful but broken world.
Carlson's work has earned recognition ranging from an AACT People's Choice award to a Best of the West new play nomination. Her plays have premiered at Vintage Theatre (Unmarried in America), Thunder River Theatre Company (Eudora's Box), Sopris Theatre Company (Physics for Poets and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell). Several short plays have been featured at the Playwrights of the Western Region Showcase and the Chicago Snapshots Festival. Her newest play Beyond Reason was chosen as a Local Lab 2020 semi-finalist at Local Theatre.