A native (and current) Angeleno, Carla called NYC home for 16 years. She started off writing/performing autobiographical work with pan-Asian collective Peeling which she still considers her first theater training. Her plays include Revenge Porn or the Story of a Body (O'Neill Playwrights Conference 2021), Nomad Motel (NY Premiere: Atlantic Theater Company; NNPN Rolling World Premiere at City Theatre, Horizon Theatre and Unicorn Theatre), Fast Company (South Coast Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre), The Two Kids That Blow Shit Up (Artists at Play, Mu Performing Arts), The Sugar House at the Edge of The Wilderness (Ma-Yi) and TBA (2g). Her work’s been developed or produced by Aurora Theatre, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, CTG Writers’ Workshop, Huntington Theatre Company, The Kitchen, The Lark Playwrights Workshop, Lyric Stage, Midnight Rice, PFP and The Women’s Project among others. Former Artistic Director of 2g. Founding member of The Kilroys and proud member of New Dramatists. Co-recipient of the 2021 Horton Foote Playwriting Award from the Dramatist Guild and the 2021 Los Angeles New Play Project Prize. On television, Carla has written on Graceland, Fear the Walking Dead, I Love Dick, The First, Preacher, Home Before Dark and the forthcoming Mr. and Mrs. Smith co-created by Francesca Sloane and Donald Glover. She is currently developing new projects with Netflix, Amazon and FX.
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