artist & activist
Welcome! I’m Corinna, (she/her/hers), and I’m so glad you’re here.
I’m an artist and activist committed to ensemble practice and social justice.
I’m a writer, a theatre-maker, an activist, a mother, and a lover of many things.
I’m a Creative Partner of Flux Theatre Ensemble and the director of communications at Theatre Communications Group (TCG).
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As a playwright, my produced work includes: Carrin Beginning, Rue, Riding the Bull, Other Bodies, Honey Fist, Jacob’s House, DEINDE, Dream Walker, Jane the Plain,The Lesser Seductions of History, Salvage, The Sea Concerto, and Operating Systems. I’ve also just completed my first novel and am working on a chapbook of poetry. Click on the buttons below to learn more!
I am queer white transgender woman who lives on the lands of the Canarsie, Munsee Lenape, and Wampanoag. I am a feminist committed to helping build Native/Indigenous Power, Black Power, and power for all People of Color/People of the Global Majority . Through facilitation, organizing, ensemble theatre-making, advocacy, and direct action, I joyfully work toward our collective liberation. Learn more about the organizations I’m currently showing up for below.
I am a playwright, actor, director, deviser, producer, and ensemble theatre-maker. While I’ve worked in theatres across Turtle Island, the three places I’ve called home are Equalogy, Flux Theatre Ensemble, and The Lark. Please learn more below!
I am proud to share motherhood with my wife Heather Cohn as we raise our daughter, Mercena West Schulenburg. I write about my experiences to normalize and celebrate queer families and trans motherhood.
How Can We Work Together?
I love writing for and devising with ensembles. I’m also looking for acting projects where trans women are portrayed in our full and complex humanity, and directing projects at the intersections of activism and aesthetic experimentation.
I have extensive experience in communications and facilitation, and I love to use those skills in service of arts and social justice organizations with whom I share values.
In addition to my long experience as a playwright, I am also a novelist, poet, essayist, and all-around word-slinger. From hour-long presentations to tweets to everything in-between, I can help you find the words.
What People Say
“I have come to the conclusion that Schulenburg is a writer of extraordinary compassion. Like Walt Whitman, [she] contains multitudes, and also like Whitman, [she] loves them all. Add to this [her] eloquence, intelligence, and unique point of view, and you have a truly original, top-level playwright who’s funny as hell.Wendy Caster, Show Showdown
“Schulenburg has honed [her] skill at writing dialogue that skates at the crossroads of naturalism and poetry.”Jon Sobel, BlogCritics
News & Updates
- Poem: “The Trans Girl in the Tree House”I was so thrilled to have this poem published in Eclectica Magazine! This is the first of a bunch of published poems I have coming up, so please stay tuned for more. And please read all of the other great pieces in Eclectica’s latest issue. “still, I feel the spin of chrysalisaround me, the gnawContinue reading “Poem: “The Trans Girl in the Tree House””
- TREE TALES: an interactive outdoor arts experienceOriginal illustration by Lauren Simkin Berke I’m so happy to be one of the participating playwrights in Prospect Theatre Company’s TREE TALES: an interactive outdoor arts experience. It’s a super-cool choose-your-own-adventure nature work of theatrical abundance with an amazing line-up of contributors. I was thrilled to be just one of many trans writers on the project,Continue reading “TREE TALES: an interactive outdoor arts experience”
- Why I’m All-In For Dianne Morales For NYC MayorSince January of 2021, I’ve been volunteering with NYC Mayoral Campaign of Dianne Morales, or Team Dianne. After reading an article about the various candidates, I read more about Dianne’s life experience and approach to policy, and signed up to volunteer. As I was welcomed into the Beloved Community of her organizing team, I beganContinue reading “Why I’m All-In For Dianne Morales For NYC Mayor”
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