Nancy Carlin


Director of The Tempest

Nancy CarlinNancy Carlin is thrilled to be working with the African-American Shakespeare Company.A former company member of the American Conservatory Theater, and an associate artist of the California Shakespeare Theater, Nancy has directed productions for Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Center Rep, Foothill Theatre Company, A Traveling Jewish Theater, SF Playhouse, the B St. Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Shakespeare at Stinson, A.C.T.’s MFA program, and PlayGround. Carlin’s acting credits include A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, San Jose Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, TheatreWorks, Marin Theatre Company, Aurora Theatre, Shotgun Players, and California Shakespeare Theater. She has appeared in a number of films including Fanny, Annie, and Danny, The Heart That Sings, and Jon Jost’s Frameup. Carlin is the co-writer of a new musical, Max Understood,which was developed at the O’Neill National Music Theater Conference and the New York Musical Theater Festival, and will have its premiere in SF at the Fort Mason Center, produced by Paul Dresher Ensemble, next April. Ms. Carlin is a lecturer in Theater Arts at UC Santa Cruz. She also teaches for Cal Shakes, American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Stagebridge, and  privately. She holds a BA in comparative literature from Brown University and an MFA in acting from A.C.T. Carlin is a member of SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and the Dramatists Guild.