A California native and a graduate of Yale University, Carole began her professional writing career in New York, when Joan Rivers responded to her cold submission by buying three of her jokes. She was soon writing sketch comedy that was performed in clubs and cabarets all over town, including Lewis Black’s legendary West Bank Downstairs Theatre Bar.
Carole has written several one acts, including Why the Beach Boys are Like Opera, and The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry, which has been anthologized, included in two textbooks, translated into Chinese and performed throughout the United States, Canada and Asia. Don’t Say Another Word, was included in 2009’s Summer Shorts 3 Festival of One Act Plays at 59E59th Street in Manhattan. The Guard Will Escort You to Ruff-Ruff received its premiere in the EST/LA Playwrights One Act Festival of 2017.
Another one-act, Why the Beach Boys Are Like Opera, was given a workshop production by Ensemble Studio Theater, New York, and received full productions at the Fountain Theater and the Met Theater in Los Angeles and at the Off Night Repertory in Rome, Italy. It has been anthologized in a collection published by Smith & Kraus. Rights to the play were optioned and subsequently purchased by Columbia Pictures.
Carole’s full length play, Doesn’t Anyone Know What A Pancreas Is?, had its world premiere at Ensemble Studio Theater/Los Angeles. Her other full-length plays, We Used To Be Fun and You’re A Shitty Fucking Friend have had readings at The Lounge Theatre, The Blank Theatre and at Ensemble Studio Theatre in Los Angeles and New York.
In 2015 and 2016, Carole served as Co-Producing Artistic Director of EST/LA. A member of the Dramatists Guild and the WGA, Carole has written for network primetime shows on ABC, CBS and Fox.