Carey Crim is an East Coast based playwright and resident artist at the Purple Rose Theatre Company. Her play Never Not Once was the winner of the 2017 Jane Chambers award and a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. It opened to critical acclaim at The Purple Rose Theater and went on to Theatre Aquarius in Ontario, The Rubicon Theatre in Los Angeles and then on to The Park Theatre in London. Conviction premiered at Bay Street Theatre starring Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt and Elizabeth Reaser. It then opened at The Rubicon in a co-production where it was nominated for an Ovation award for best new play. Her earlier works, Growing Pretty, Wake and Some Couples May…all received world premieres at The Purple Rose Theatre Company. Wake received a West Coast Premiere at the SeaGlass Theatre in Los Angeles where it was a critic’s pick. Carey adapted it for the screen and the feature film, starring Jo Koy, James Denton and Myndy Crist, has won numerous festival awards and was released October 8th. It is currently available on Amazon Prime. Her play Morning After Grace ran to sold out houses at The Purple Rose Theatre Company starring Randolph (Randy) Mantooth. It went on to Asolo Repertory Theatre, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Shakespeare and Company, The Barter Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre and is slated for many more. Paint Night will open at The Purple Rose in April and The Last Broadcast was recently seen in Urbanite Theatre’s Modern Works Festival in Sarasota, Florida. She is a three-time finalist for Miami City Theater’s short play competition and won the competition in 2011. She has been a finalist for The Heideman award and a three- time finalist in the Samuel French OOB festival. Carey is a graduate of Northwestern University.