Artist Bio

Marisa Carr

(Bio as of September 2021)

Marisa Carr is a Milwaukee native who recently transplanted to Chicago after a decade in the Twin Cities. Her work has been presented by theaters including the Guthrie, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Pillsbury House + Theater, the Playwrights’ Center, Intermedia Arts, University of Iowa MFA Program and Pangea World Theatre. Selected recent awards and honors include Scratchpad at the Playwrights’ Realm (2019-2020), P73 finalist (2019-2020), American Blues Theater Blue Ink Award finalist (2020), Bay Area Playwrights’ Festival finalist (2019), McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting finalist (2019), Jerome Artist Fellowship finalist (2019) and Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellowship semi-finalist (2019). Marisa is the co-founder and former artistic director of the Turtle Theater Collective, a Twin Cities-based company committed to producing high-quality, contemporary work that explores Native experiences. She is Turtle Mountain Ojibwe from the Turtle clan.