Carrie O’Dell works as a multi-institution adjunct, working in the First-Year Writing programs at Montclair State University and Marymount Manhattan College and the Department of Speech, Communication, and Theatre Arts at Queensborough Community College. Carrie has also taught theatre and writing courses at Stony Brook University, Rutgers University, and Hofstra University. She worked as a professional stage manager and props designer in Chicago for six years before moving east to get her MFA in Dramaturgy at SUNY Stony Brook. She has served as a dramaturg for Obie-award winning composer and director Elizabeth Swados as well as for Shalimar Productions and Young Playwrights, Inc. A monologue from her play about competitive eating, _Reversal of Fortune_, was featured in the 2009 Walking the Wire Festival at Riverside Theatre in Iowa City. In June 2010, her one-act play “Gen Ed Requirements” was selected for Strike 38’s short play lab at the Producer’s Club in New York City. She’s not on a roller derby team, but if she were, she’d skate under the name Comma Splice.
Composition and Rhetoric