Faculty & Staff

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Carrie Ann Quinn, MFA

  • Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, College of Liberal Arts Associate Chair of Performing Arts, Head of Acting and Directing
  • Telephone: 617.287.6926
  • Office Location: University Hall, Second Floor, 2246

Areas of Expertise

Acting, Directing, Movement, Voice, Improvisation, Devising


MFA, Acting - Theatre Education, Boston University School of Theatre Arts
BFA, Drama, New York University Tisch School of the Arts

Additional Information

Carrie Ann Quinn is a professional actor and director in theatre, television, and film and is a founding member of the international theatre company Escape Artists. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Internationally, Professor Quinn recently debuted as an actor and playwright in Possessions at The King Street Theatre in Sydney, Australia, a play she co-wrote and toured from its world premiere at Boston Playwrights Theatre to its international premiere in Australia. Professor Quinn's New York theatre credits include plays at the Clurman Theatre Off-Broadway, CSV Flamboyan, New Ohio Theatre, Strasberg Theatre and other downtown NYC theatre venues. Regional theatre credits include The Communist Dracula Pageant (American Repertory Theater/A.R.T.); An Ideal Husband (Gloucester Stage Company); Aurora Borealis (Huntington's BU Theatre); The Hothouse (Huntington Studio 210 Theatre); Christmas Belles (Boston Playwrights' Theatre); Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune (The Warehouse Theatre); The Water Closet (Whitmore-Lindley Theatre) and as a resident company member for seven years at Theatre Unlimited in Los Angeles, in plays such as Seven Keys to Baldpate, The Ceramic Cow, Move Over, Mrs. Markham and The Keys to the Kingdom. Her profesional directing credits include plays produced at Boston Playwrights Theatre; Chicago’s Chopin Theatre; and CenterStage SC. Quinn has appeared and guest starred in film and tv shows for over 20 years, such as Fame LA, Standing By, The Fighter, Company Men and in numerous independent films, including the recent short film, The Poet, which she executive produced. Professor Quinn presents her acting technique, Method for a New Millennium, throughout the U.S. and internationally and works with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) as a production respondent and Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship coach and judge. Through UMass Boston's affiliation with KCACTF, many Boston students have received regional and national recognition for their acting, design and dramaturgy work in theatre. At UMass Boston, Quinn has directed Performing Arts Department mainstage shows including Urinetown The Musical,The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the devised work Wit? Or Without You!, Hedda Gabler and The Shape of Things.