Nancy Carlin

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Nancy Carlin is a director, actor, writer, producer, dialect coach, and acting teacher. A former company member of the American Conservatory Theater and longtime associate artist with California Shakespeare Theater, Nancy is a member of PlayGround. She has performed and directed extensively in regional theaters, including A.C.T., Berkeley Repertory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, San Jose Rep, Aurora Theater Company, Shotgun Players, Center Rep, Marin Theater Company, African-American Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Jewel Theater, and the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. As playwright, her musical, Max Understood, was developed at the O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference and the New York Musical Theater Festival and had its premiere in SF in 2015. Nancy co-produced the feature film, Haiku Tunnel and has appeared in a number of films. She is the recipient of numerous Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, and DramaLogue awards for best Principle Performance, Best Supporting Performance, and Best Director. She taught for over ten years with the Actor Training Program at Solano Community College, guest taught at University of Virginia and Santa Clara University, is a frequent teacher with Berkeley Rep, Cal Shakes and A.C.T., and coaches privately. A theater arts lecturer with UC Santa Cruz and San José State University, Carlin holds a BA in comparative literature from Brown University and an MFA in acting from A.C.T. Ms. Carlin is a member of SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and the Dramatists Guild.