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Caroline Macon Fleischer

  • cmacon@depaul.edu
  • Playwriting
  • ​MFA, Creative Writing and Publishing, DePaul University

  • Theatre Studies

Caroline Macon Fleischer is a writer, editor, and theatremaker. Her writing has been published in American Theatre Magazine, Make Magazine, The Rumpus, LA Review of Books, PANK, and others. As a playwright and dramaturg, she has worked with companies including Lookingglass Theatre Company (where she formerly managed the new play program), Chicago Dramatists (where she wrote as a Tutterow Fellow from 2017-2019), Chicago Children’s Theatre, and more. She is a longtime member of “Poems While You Wait,” a team of poets that writes custom poetry on-demand at events around Chi​cago. She is also the co-creator of the small press, Fruit Bat Press, with the artist Vada Briceño. Currently, she works as a creative writing professor at Loyola University in fiction and creative nonfiction and as a freelance developmental editor, particularly for new plays, genre-bending books, and women’s essays. She is excited by work that challenges genre and loves working with plays and other literary projects that bend expectations and form. She is the recipient of the Cunningham Commission in playwriting for her play How to Grow a Dandelion as well as a “Story’s Matter” award in fiction writing from StoryStudio Chicago. She is proud to serve on the Steering Committee for the Parent-Artist Advocacy League and is passionate about theatre accessibility.​