Carrie Ann Quinn is an award-winning actor, director, producer/writer and Associate Professor of Theatre in the Department of Performing Arts at University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has dual residencies in NYC and Boston. As a playwright and producer, she has developed numerous plays and scripts based on historical research, with emphasis in feminist history and untold stories of real women. She has received two Healey Grants, a Boston Playwrights’ Blackbox Fellowship, a KoFest Guest Artist Residency and Coyote Arts Festival Residency; A co-founder of the international theatre co, Escape Artists, Quinn co-wrote, dramaturged, produced and performed in POSSESSIONS, a play based on the 17th c Mancini Sisters, which premiered internationally in Sydney, Australia (US premiere at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre) which received rave reviews in the Sydney papers. (www.escapeartiststheatreco.com) The play is currently being adapted into a pilot and television series. Quinn's latest script project, WILD WOMEN, is based on true women from the wild west during the gold rush, which is being developed as a play and a film script.
NYC theatre (director and actor credits): The Tank; Clurman Theatre; Sam French Off-Broadway Play Festival, CSV Flamboyan; New Ohio Theatre; Strasberg Theatre, Atelier 86. Regional theatre credits (director and actor) American Repertory Theater; King Street Theatre (AUS), Gloucester Stage; Huntington BU Theatre, Studio 210; Boston Playwrights’ Theatre; Chicago Chopin Theatre; The Warehouse Theatre; Center Stage SC; Los Angeles: Whitmore-Lindley Theatre; Theatre Unlimited; Celebration Theatre.
TV/Film credits (actor credits): Defending Jacob (Apple+ 2020), Chappaquiddick (2019), The Sympathy Card (2019) The Fighter, Company Men, Fame LA, Standing By, and numerous independent films and commercials. Quinn has worked as a producer on many theatre productions and independent films, and has recently directed her first film proof of concept, Birthright, and directed her first narrative fiction podcast episode.
Quinn has directed dozens of university theatre productions of new plays, musicals, classics, and original works for 16 years at various American universities. As an educator and researcher, Quinn presents A Method for a New Millennium Acting Technique throughout the US and internationally in Europe and Australia, most recently at IUGTE in Liebnitz, Austria and University Notre Dame Australia, Sydney. In 2019 and 2017 she received the Kennedy Center & National Partners of American Theatre (NAPAT) Classical Acting Mentor Award (Northeast Region) presented at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Two of her UMB acting students won the National Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Awards for the Northeast Region two years in a row (2017 & 2018) the highest honor in the student acting awards from the Kennedy Center, and in 2019 and 2017 two other UMB acting students won the Best Classical Acting Scene Award. Previously she taught at Clemson University and Boston University. Education: MFA, Theatre Ed in Acting & Teaching Fellowship, Boston University School of Theatre; BFA, Drama (Honors) – New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Founder's Day Scholar & Paulette Goddard Scholar, double-major Politics and minor, Women's Studies. Member, AEA, SAG, SDC.