Bio

CHARLOTTE HIGGINS
(Playwright/Author) Charlotte’s one-woman play, ALABAMA BOUND, played to sold-out audiences in San Francisco and Sacramento, California.  The play was chosen for the 2013 NYC International Fringe Festival and was then selected from more than 180 shows as one of 27 published in IndieTheaterNow’s “Best of the 2013 FringeNYC  Collection.”  The play was also produced by the Rogue Theater in Wisconsin.

Birmingham Blues, her most recent play, will open in October at the Wilkerson Theater in Sacramento.  The play is about a disgraced, troubled doctor who lives in her car beneath a railroad trestle in Birmingham, Alabama.  The play explores the fragile homeless community she joins in order to survive and follows her difficult journey toward redemption. During its development, the play was read in San Francisco at the Magic Theater as part of the Z Space reading series and in Oakland and New York.

Charlotte’s short play, The Kitchen Table, was presented as part of the Women in the Arts and Media Coalition’s “Conversations in America:  Under the Gun,” an evening of performance and discussion about gun violence in America.  The Kitchen Table was also performed in Nashville at the Women’s Work Festival 2017,  presented by The Tennessee Women’s Theater Project.  Charlotte’s monologue No Breathing Room was selected for APPLAUSE Books’ “Later Chapters II:  Monologues for Actors over 50” which will be published in March 2018.  Charlotte is presently at work on her newest play, Crazy Betty, which will have its first reading in New York in November 2017.

Charlotte got her start in theater in San Francisco with the Writers Who Act Program, performing her work at theaters throughout the Bay Area including the international Solo Mio Festival for Solo Performance, the Brava for Women in the Arts festival, the Marsh Theater, Venue 9 and Theatre Rhinoceros.  She was an artist-in-residence with Z Space and a founding member of the former Reality Check theater company, which performed their original works throughout the Bay Area.  She received a Zellerbach Family Fund grant for development of her work. which has also been read over public radio.  She is also the author of the psychological suspense novel, Blue Monday.

Charlotte is a member of the Dramatists Guild,  Playwrights Center and International Center of Women’s Playwrights.   She is a native Alabamian who now resides in Northern California with her spouse and Labrador Retriever.