Carol S. Lashof is a playwright, librettist, and educator.
Her work has been broadcast on BET and NPR and has been staged on five continents—from The Magic Theatre and Woman’s Will in San Francisco to Peking University in Beijing. Publications include Medusa's Tale in Plays in One Act, as well as short plays, scenes and monologues in numerous anthologies. Clay, The Minotaur, Options, and Persephone Underground are published and licensed by Youthplays.
As a librettist, Lashof collaborates with British composer James McCarthy; their work has been commissioned by the Crouch End Festival Chorus and the Scottish National Opera.
After receiving her BA from UC Santa Barbara, and her PhD from Stanford University, Lashof joined the Department of English and Drama at Saint Mary’s College of California, where she taught until 2008--when she retired precociously to pursue writing full time. While on the faculty at St. Mary’s, she helped to establish the Creative Writing MFA Program and the Women’s Studies Program.
Lashof is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the International Centre for Women Playwrights, the Playwrights Center of San Francisco, and Theatre Bay Area.