Carrie Klewin directs theatrical productions conceived through an ensemble driven process. Along with musicals and opera, Carrie specializes in   movement-based storytelling, and devises work developed from improvisation, creating performances in the traditions of dance theatre and commedia dell’arte.

A penchant for new play development has led Carrie to directing the premiers  of many new works.  Although she demonstrates a flair for contemporary work, she often focuses on re-imagining classics, such as those by Carlo Gozzi, Shakespeare, and Tennessee Williams. 

Social consciousness frequently dominates project selection, leading to relationships with Catherine Filloux, Erik Ehn, Roberta Levitow, Theatre Without Borders, Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company, Amnesty International, and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice.  Carrie also founded The Global Theatre Network, a social networking site for theatre artists dedicated to social change worldwide.

Carrie is an Artistic Associate with 3rd Space Theatre Collective, and has worked with The Sundance Institute, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, and The Kennedy Center, among others.  She is the Region VIII Student Directing Program Coordinator for the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival, a former Helen Hayes Judge, an alumna of Director’s Lab West, and a member of SDC.


“The company rightly puts emphasis on its detailed ensemble work.”Press.html

“Do not miss Born of a Fairytale. It simply rocks with intensity, sheer enthusiasm, and creativity.”

“The Washington Savoyards get a positive "10" for their sparkling production of the "Pirates of Penzance" at the Atlas Theater.   Every musical number was a joy to watch with the wonderful comic interpretations by director Carrie Klewin who emphasized the  G & S nuttiness.”Press.html

Carrie Klewin