Caroline V. McGraw's plays include I Get Restless, Believeland, Ultimate Beauty Bible, The Bachelors, Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys, The Vaults, Debut Track One Chord One Verse One (or, The Shed), The King is Dead, and Baby No More Times. Her work has been produced and workshopped by Page 73, Lesser America, New Georges as a part of the Jam on Toast Festival, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Theater Ninjas/Maelstrom Collective Arts, Cole Theatre, and the Yale Cabaret; South Coast Rep's Pacific Playwrights Festival, Abingdon Theater Company, Naked Angels, Washington National Opera/The Kennedy Center, Intiman Theater Festival/One Coast Collaboration, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, Second Stage, Rattlestick, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Studio 42, The Lark, City Theatre, IAMA Theater Company, The Knitting Factory, and Ars Nova, among others. Ultimate Beauty Bible is published by Dramatists Play Service.
Caroline is working on new play commissions from Yale Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club/The Sloan Foundation, and South Coast Rep. Caroline was the 2013 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow, and was their 2016 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence. She has been in residence at Portland Center Stage’s JAW Festival, Wordbridge Playwrights’ Lab, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. Caroline is the winner of Young Playwrights Inc.’s National Festival, where her first play was produced, and the AracaWorks Graduate Playwriting Award.
She is an alum of the New Georges Jam, the Civilians R&D Group, Interstate 73, and the Primary Stages Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group. She is a New Georges Affiliate Artist, and was a 2018 Audrey Resident. She is a member of The Kilroys, a grassroots organization advocating for women, trans, and non-binary writers on American stages.
She has worked with Young Playwrights Inc., Astoria Performing Arts Center, Naked Angels 3T program, and the Horizon Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival as a mentor and teaching artist. She has taught playwriting at New Haven Co-op Arts High School, Wesleyan University, Yale, City College of New York, Williams College, and Marymount Manhattan College, her undergraduate alma mater. She is a graduate of the Playwriting MFA program at the Yale School of Drama, where she studied under Paula Vogel. A Cleveland, OH native, Caroline is based in Brooklyn.