Oh, hi! I work with words in all forms.
As a writer and editor with 11 years of experience in magazine and digital journalism, my work has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Vulture, TED Ideas, and other venues. Right now I’m an editor at Money magazine covering careers and personal finance advice.
As a playwright, I explore themes of ambition and creating connection in a changing world. (I recently wrote in The New York Times about submitting my play “Old Hollywood” for this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama to encourage other people to reach for big goals.)
I’m a lyricist in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, and am adapting The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel into a musical for our second-year project. My first year culminated in a 10-minute musical called “Letters from May” about the life of a creator. I’m also developing a 20-minute musical called “The Eyes of Vienna” about Hans Makart and Sisi, the Empress of Austria. A concert reading was held in September at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center.
My newsletter Brass Ring Daily about work, life, and productivity provides a little encouragement — and usually some Sondheim lyrics — every morning. (Vanity Fair called it “a life coach in your inbox.”)
Finally, my first book, a motivational journal called Do It For Yourself, will be published in fall 2020 by Abrams Noterie.
That’s enough about me — I’d love to support you in your own creative projects! Drop me a line (or two or three) at kara [dot] cutruzzula [at] gmail [dot] com.
*Rhymes with Methuselah