Carla Seaquist is a playwright, author, and commentator. In the decade after 9/11 she has focused on commentary, writing for The Christian Science Monitor and The Huffington Post. Her collected commentary has been published in a book, Manufacturing Hope: Post-9/n Notes on Politics, Culture, Torture, and the American Character (2009). Returning to Drama, she is at work on a play titled Prodigal, a retelling of the parable of the Prodigal Son. Earlier plays include The Altitude of Virtue and Excess on Their Hands. She is a member of Dramatists Guild.
Ms. Seaquist s earlier career in civil rights culminated in the post of Equal Opportunity Officer for the City of San Diego and appointment to the Governor's Task Force on Civil Rights. She majored in international relations in college (School of International Service, American University) and graduate school (School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University). Long a resident of Washington, D.C., she now lives in the "other" Washington (Gig Harbor), where she served on the board of Humanities Washington. Her husband Larry, a former Navy captain, was elected a State Representative (Democrat) in 2006 and now chairs the House committee on higher education.