Carrie Klewin

Stage Director


Education    


MFA Directing, Catholic University; MA Music & Performing Arts, NYU; BA Communications, Loyola College in Maryland (Spanish Minor).  Directors Lab West.  HB Studio, NYC.  Assumption University (Bangkok, Thailand).  Kings College, (London, UK).  Study with Richard Schechner, Ralph Lee, Paata Tsikurishvili, Jon Klein, Ming Cho Lee, Constance Hoffman. Additional graduate study: Arts Administration – Tisch, NYU (Holland, France, Germany, Spain).


Directing


The Normal Giant*  - By NeilDavid Seibel - Montgomery, AL

Switch*  - By Lisa Kirazian - Lyceum Theatre, San Diego, CA

Next Train to Nowhere*  - By Kelsey Bavencoff - Playwright's Project, San Diego, CA

Miss Julie  - Co-directed with Lisa Berger - North Coast Rep, San Diego, CA

Born of a Fairytale*  - By Eli Sibley - Capitol Fringe Festival, DC

Political Menagerie*  - By Llewellyn Hinkes - Extreme Exchange Re-Cap – at Theatre Alliance, DC

Immodest Proposal*  - By Llewellyn Hinkes - Extreme Exchange – Edition 5 at Woolly Mammoth, DC

Il Mostro Turchino (Blue Monster)*  - By Carlo Gozzi - Composed by Ben Bernstein - Catholic University, DC

Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights*  - By Gertrude Stein - Composed by Kyle Gullings - Catholic University, DC                                          

The Vagina Monologues  - By Eve Ensler - Catholic University of America, DC

The Chalky White Substance   - By Tennessee Williams - Catholic University of America, DC

Mindblanking* - Written & Performed by Marc Unger -  Wild Performance, Top Floor, Baltimore, MD

Variations on Desire* - Various Authors - Variations Project, Run of the Mill Theater, Balt. MD

A Knock on the Door*  - By William Yarghboro II, and Richie Yates - Company 13, Top Floor, Balt., MD

Rigby*  - By Andy Wallace and Byron Jenkins - Company 13, Top Floor, Balt., MD

Reality Check, Aisle 4* - By J Bounelis, J Harrison,   D Peterson, & S Washburn -  Company 13, Top Floor, Balt., MD


Musical/Opera


Cabaret - By Kander and  - University of San Diego, CA

First Lady Suite - By Michael John LaChiusa -  University of San Diego, CA

Beauty and the Beast - By Menken, Ashman, Rice - Rockville Summer Dinner Theatre, MD

Count of Monte Cristo*  - By Ben Bernstein -  Atlas Theatre, DC

The Pirates of Penzance  - By WS Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan - The Washington Savoyards, DC, UMD

Life in Death*  - An Opera Electronica By Gregg Martin - Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, CUA, DC

The Beggar's Opera  - By John Gay, Musical Direction by Tom Pedersen - Catholic University of America, DC

The Eden Diaries*  - An Operetta By Kyle Gullings - Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, CUA, DC

The Perfect Game* - A Musical By John Grissmer - Catholic University of America, DC

A Chorus Line  - By Marvin Hamlisch, etc. - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - By Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice - Harbor Playhouse, Corpus Christi, TX


Devised


Tempest 4*  - Conceived by Carrie Klewin, Composed by Gregg Martin  - Catholic University of America, DC

Aladdin* - Conceived and Directed By Carrie Klewin - Storybook Players, MD, Pensacola Little Theatre, FL

A Christmas Catastrophe*  - Conceived and Directed By Carrie Klewin - Commission by Fells Point Corner Theatre, MD


Readings


Killing the Boss (Amnesty International Human Rights Arts Festival, Washington, DC), Dog & Wolf* (Bearing Exquisite Witness, Women PeaceMakers Arts Festival, USD) Hijab Tube* (World Arts Festival, SDSU), A Girl Called Alice*, Eden Diaries*, Born Normal*, Family Fetish* (Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festivals), Green* (Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre – KCACTF), Six Nights in the Black Belt* (Yellow Taxi Productions, NH), Susan McIntyre Playwriting Festival, Baltimore Playwrights' Festival.


Assisting


She Stoops to Comedy (Woolly Mammoth, Dir-Howard Shalwitz – Nominated for 5 Helen Hayes awards, including Best Director), 33 Variations* (Asst. to Mark Bly for the Summer '06 workshop, Dir-Moises Kaufman), The Magic Flute (Washington Summer Opera, Dir-Jeffrey Sichel), Final Destruction* (Signature Theatre, Dir-Marcia Gardner, by Joe Calarco), Kennedy Center University Playwriting Workshop (Dir-Carlos Murillo).


Awards


2007 SDC National Directing Award (KCACTF). Variations Project* (conceived and produced by Carrie Klewin): Outstanding Experimental Production (Greater Baltimore 2005, 2006), Top 10 Productions (Baltimore City Paper 2005), Best Production (Baltimore City Paper 2006).  


Leadership


Arts & Social Issues Conference Committee Chair (USD), KCACTF Region VIII Student Directing Coordinator, Conference Coordinator (Bearing Exquisite Witness, IPJ @ USD), Founder – The International Theatre Network, KCACTF Region II Student Directing Mentor, Director's Lab West Alumni Committee, Artistic Director (Playing by Heart Artistic Studios), Director of Education (Harbor Playhouse, TX), Managing Director (Run of the Mill Theater, MD), Head of Theatre Department (KenWood/KenMont Camps, CT), Resident Director (Mt. St. Joseph Academy), Assistant Theatre Manager (Loyola College), Founding Member (Storybook Players, Charles Street Players, New Horizons Theatre).


Other


Professor of Theatre (USD, Catholic University, MiraCosta College, Mt. San Jacinto College, SDSU), DTASC Judge, Affiliate Member Theatre Without Borders, Member SDC, Sundance Theatre Lab Script Reader, Helen Hayes Judge, KCACTF Respondent, Development Assistant (Center Stage, Baltimore), Critic and Reader (Baltimore Playwright's Festival), Script Reader (Arena Stage, DC).


*Signifies the Premier of a New Work


Directing Resume

(selected works)

CARRIEKLEWIN Directing Resume