Cara Greene Epstein is not a doctor, but she has played one on TV.  

As a creator, Cara uses heart and humor to explore challenging family dynamics, the world around us, and our very human desire to find somewhere we belong.

Cara is the winner of Athena Film Festival Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship for her feature film script Activated. As a TV writer, Cara was selected for the 2018 and 2019 SeriesFest Writer's Room Series, for which she developed and wrote episodes for Unreal Media's Drop Shot Divas and Growing Up Old. She is also a  Sundance Writers Lab finalist and her scripts have placed at the Austin Film Festival for two-years running. Cara also works as a mentor teaching artist with Steppenwolf and Looking Glass theatre companies in Chicago, and as a creative process designer + facilitator with the innovation firm Ideas To Go. 

Cara holds degrees from Cornell University, the Old Globe/University of San Diego MFA Acting program, and the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting.  You might also want to ask her about motherhood, her innovation work with Fortune 500 companies, teaching in NYC and Chicago public schools, and how to portage a 75lbs canoe through the wilderness.


Award-winning feature film written and co-directed by Cara Greene Epstein