Carrie Klewin

Stage Director


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

     A penchant for new play development has led Carrie to direct the premiers  of many new works. Although she demonstrates a flair for contemporary work, she is often found focusing 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, M'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 the Artistic Director of 3rd Space Theatre Collective, and has worked with The Sundance Institute, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, and The Kennedy Center, among others.  She served as the Region VIII Student Directing Program Coordinator for the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival, was a  Helen Hayes Judge, is an alumna of Director’s Lab West, and is a member of SDC.

     Carrie is a professor of acting, directing, improvisation, public speaking, personal branding, playwriting, script analysis, dramaturgy, theatre, and film. Carrie has worked with more than a dozen Colleges and Universities including The University of San Diego, Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome’s School of Music, Loyola College of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, Auburn University, Troy University,  The College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and TAI University in Madrid.