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Carrie Ann Quinn, MFA

  • Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, College of Liberal Arts Head of Acting and Directing
  • Telephone: 617.287.6926
  • Office Location: McCormack Hall,02,00620

Areas of Expertise

Acting, Directing, Movement, Voice, Improvisation, Devising

Degrees

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

Additional Information

Professional Training:

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, New York


Carrie Ann Quinn is an associate professor of performing arts at University Massachusetts Boston. She 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). Professor Quinn's New York acting credits include the Clurman Theatre (Off-Broadway) and various downtown theatre venues. She recently made her international acting debut in Sydney, Australia at The King Street Theatre in Possessions, a play she co-wrote and toured from Boston to Sydney. Her regional acting credits include performances at The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), Gloucester Stage Company, Huntington's BU Theatre and Studio Theatre, Boston Playwrights' Theatre, The Warehouse Theatre (SC), and as a resident company member for seven years at Theatre Unlimited in Los Angeles, California. Her directing credits include: Boston Playwrights Theatre; Chopin Theatre (Chicago); CenterStage (SC). 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 UMass 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.