Carl Hippensteel is a screenwriter living in Chicago, Illinois. Carl was a free lance stage director for over 20 years and has written plays, screenplays and performance art. He is currently is a mental health therapist working at a program for people with severe and chronic mental illness.
Carl has a BA from the Indiana University Theater Department, a MFA in Acting and Directing from University of Missouri-Kansas City, a MA in Community Counseling and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.
Carl’s screenplay, DANCING WITH MYSELF is the 5th place winner of Stage 32’s 2nd Annual Happy Writers Feature Screenplay Competition.
Carl lives with his husband of 35 years and two cats.
Dancing with Myself Sci-fi ⋄ Comedy A lonely scientist time travels 50 years to makeover his younger self in order to win the heart of the love of his life before she meets her ill-matched future husband.
The Lakeside Club Other A passionate inexperienced social worker begins a new job at a Chicago recovery center the mentally ill; but her compassion prove to be both a blessing and a curse as she struggles to learn the ropes while clashing with an emotionally detached coworker.
5th Place, Stage 32 2nd Annual Happy Writers Screenplay Competition for DANCING WITH MYSELF
Semifinalist, Diverse Voices (2019) for THE LAKESIDE CLUB, TV Pilot