Carol M. Rice

Carol M. RiceCarol M. Rice is the Artistic Director of Rover Dramawerks in Plano, TX. Her world premiere of Murder at the Orient Burlesque was presented by Rover Dramawerks in MayJune of 2011 at the Cox Building Playhouse, and her adaptation of Jules Vernes Around the World in 80 Days was presented in March of 2008 at the Courtyard Theater. She directed her own adaptation of The Three Musketeers in DeSoto's Town Centre in 1996, and her award-winning melodrama The Belle of West Texas was included in Mesquite Community Theatre's 1994 season and was presented by McKinney Repertory Theatre in August 2014. Her short play, The Couch was produced by both Sundown Theatre Collective and AmeriStage Productions in 2009 and by Nouveau 47 in 2011. The Dancer, the first part of a one-act trilogy, was given a staged reading by Audacity Productions and was subsequently produced at Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre's New Plays Festival in 2005, and the second part of the trilogy, Waltzing Matildas was a part of TeCo Theatrical Productions 8th Annual New Plays Festival in March of 2009. She had two works presented as staged readings in MBS Productions' 7 Plays in 7 Days festival in 2011 - The Frozen Twin and Left Alone in the Garden. Carol has also written a number of childrens plays, including Chicken Little in Oz, The Princess and the Cheese, Ellie vs. the Dragon, and The Big Bad Wolf and His Brother, among others. The Big Bad Wolf and His Brother was presented by Moonlit Wings Productions via three different camp productions in the Washington D.C. area during the summer of 2014. Her plays The Three Musketeers, The Institution, The Perfect House, Power Makes the World Go Around, The Elf Who Lost Christmas, The Field of Clues, and Rook are published through Next Stage Press ( Carol has directed and acted throughout the Dallas Metroplex and has received awards in directing, playwriting, and design. She was a Column Award nominee for acting in both 2006 (Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress, Greater Lewisville Community Theatre) and 2007 (Susan in Woman in Mind, Rover Dramawerks), and Murder at the Orient Burlesque was nominated for a 2011 Column Award for Best New Play.

Plays by Carol M. Rice with Brooklyn Publishers:
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