Carol Wolf

Adjunct Faculty, Theatre


Carol Wolf received her BA in History from Mills College, and her MFA in Drama-Playwriting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where she was a Levin Scholar. Wolf’s plays have been seen on both coasts and on five continents, and include The Terrible Experiment of Jonathan Fish, Dr. Rowan, the Demon, and Love, A Burglar in the House, Daughter of France, Day/Black Night/Morning, The Place in the Woods, Walking on Bones, Cymbeline, Simplified! or The Queen's Cookies, and The Thousandth Night, which won the London Fringe First, the Bay Area Critic’s Circle Award, an L.A. Drama Critic’s Circle Award, a San Diego Critic’s Circle Award nomination, two Robbie Award nominations, and a Susan Smith Blackburn Playwriting Award nomination, and won Most Innovative Show at the Boulder Fringe Festival in 2019. Translated into French by Gerard Linsolas, it ran at the Avignon Theater Festival in 2019 as La Milliemè Nuit. In 2022, Wolf was commissioned by the Peninsula Symphony to write a new libretto for Stravinsky's The Soldier's Story, which was performed on November 13, 2022. Wolf taught Master’s classes in Playwriting at Manhattanville College, Mills College, and Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Playwriting at Foothill College, the UC Santa Cruz Extension Program, and Mills College. Wolf wrote the scripts for the blockbuster video games Blood Omen II: Legacy of Kain, and Legacy of Kain: Defiance. She co-founded the micro-budget film company Paw Print Studios, for which she wrote and directed two feature films, The Valley of Fear, and Far from the Sea, and directed and edited the feature documentary, Letters to my Grandchildren. Her books include Playwriting: The Merciless Craft; Comprehensive Techniques for Mastering Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Playwriting, and her novels, Summoning, and Binding, Books One and Two of The Moon Wolf Saga, Savage Island, Voyages of the Shep, Coyote Run (with Eric Elliott), and The Book of Lost Days. Carol Wolf is honored to be a member of the Bakersfield College community, where, as an Adjunct Professor of Theater, she teaches Introduction to Film Studies.