Oh, hi! I work with words in all forms.
As a writer and editor with 10 years of experience in magazine and digital journalism, my writing 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 — feel free to pitch me anytime.
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 just completed my first year as a lyricist in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, culminating in a 10-minute musical called “Letters from May” about the life of a creator. Currently, I’m writing a 20-minute musical about Hans Makart and Sisi, the Empress of Austria, for the NYPL program Across a Crowded Room.
My newsletter Brass Ring Daily about work, life, and productivity provides a little inspiration — and usually some Sondheim lyrics — every morning to thousands of people around the world. My first book, a motivational journal called Do It For Yourself, will be published in fall 2020.
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