Carolyn McCandlish began training with Terry Knickerbocker in 2008, first as an actor and then as a Meisner teacher. She has also trained as an actor with Maggie Flanigan, Fay Simpson, Richard Armstrong, Elena McGhee, Alisa Endsley, Ted Morin, and Jeff Wirth. Her theatre credits include The Spoon River Project (Green-Wood Cemetery), Crimes of the Heart (Fable Farm Theatre), Stomp and Shout (Babel Theatre Project), and Donnie Darko (American Repertory Theater). Carolyn was a founding member of art.party.theater.company (Meeting, Important; Starbox; Bad Romance; Bryant in the Park; Schooled) and the interactive improv ensemble Playing With Reality (Journey On, Give in to Sin, Properties of Play, This Is Storybox), with which she performed and taught workshops in Amsterdam and New York City. Carolyn co-wrote, co-produced, assistant-directed, and acted in Whispers in the Dark, an interactive 24-hour film project for the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center.
Carolyn received a B.A. from Harvard and is pursuing a Masters in Social Work at NYU with a focus in therapeutic drama techniques. She is a firm believer in the healing and the transformative powers of acting.
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