"Faith, sexuality and politics make for an explosive mix... Nuanced and thought-provoking."
"The Annual Ball is the theatrical dance hall event of the season."
"The Arisen leaps out and grabs us with energy and threat and the promise of painful, painful secrets... A brilliant execution."
Paul Zindel, Pulitzer Prize winner, The Effects of Gamma Rays on the Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
"Carpenter writes like a house afire."
Jack Butler, Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock
"Supercharged -- crisp, clever, to the point, humorous to hilarious..."
Stage and Cinema
"A flair for storytelling that captures the essence of place--especially the deserts and mountains of the southwest--and the honest, unflinching voices of people who bare their souls."
Emily Drabanski, Editor-in-Chief, New Mexico Magazine
"Carpenter's work, nuanced with social complexity, takes us through tough terrain. In the end, it's the refusal to settle for cynicism--the sheer heart--one remembers. She's a timely, strong, new talent."
Greg Glazner, NEA and Walt Whitman Award winner
"Too much pain, too much compassion, a lethal combination."
Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream & Last Exit to Brooklyn
"Revelations from the Millennial Dreamworld is magical."