B.A. Theatre, Rhodes College
M.F.A. Dramaturgy and Certificate in Women's Studies, SUNY Stony Brook
Professor O'Dell teaches ENWR 100, ENWR 105, ENWR 106, ENWR 215:Beginning Drama Workshop, and ENGL 263: Art of Drama. 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 HiveMind Theater, Shalimar Productions, Young Playwrights, Inc., and Obie-award winning composer and director Elizabeth Swados at NYU's Tisch School for the Arts. 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. In September 2014, she served/appeared as the dramaturg in the world premiere of Richard Schechner's "Imagining O", presented at the Alexander Kasser Theater as part of the Peak Performance series. Most recently, she worked with No Dominion Theatre Co. on "The House (in Solitude)" a devised performance at the Solitude house in High Bridge , NJ. In addition to her work at MSU, Carrie has taught theatre and writing courses at Marymount Manhattan College, SUNY Stony Brook, Rutgers University, Queensborough Community College, and Hofstra University.