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Carlyn Aquiline

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Yale School of Drama (MFA, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism), Ohio University (MA, Theater History), The Catholic University of America (BFA, Drama, specialization: Directing)


Carlyn Aquiline has been dramaturg on many new works, as well as production dramaturg on contemporary and classical works, at City Theatre Company in Pittsburgh (where she was Literary Manager and Dramaturg), Syracuse Stage (where she was Artistic Associate), Goodspeed Musicals (where she was Literary and Producing Associate), Tectonic Theater Project, BAM, Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Kansas City Rep, Hartford Stage, Lark Play Development Center, Yale Repertory Theatre, Arden Theatre, Florida Stage, TheatreWorks (Palo Alto), American Theater Company, The Microscopic Opera Company, and Actor’s Express, among others. She’s been the recipient of a LMDA Residency Grant for her collaboration with The Microscopic Opera Company, an Alcoa Foundation Leadership Grant for Arts Managers, and an Education Foundation of America Fellowship for her work with Syracuse Stage. She was Managing Editor of the international journal THEATER for two years, teaches at Carnegie Mellon University, and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

Areas of Expertise:

New Play Collaboration

Recent Work:

MERCY TRAIN, music by Douglas Levine, libretto by Julie Tosh, The Microscopic Opera Company
MR. JOY, by Daniel Beaty / dir: Lou Jacob, City Theatre Company
TRANQUIL, by Andrew Rosendorf / dir: PJ Paparelli, American Theater Company; dir: Kristen Horton, Lark Playwrights Week
SMART BLONDE, by Willy Holtzman / dir: Peter Flynn, City Theatre Company
HOPE AND GRAVITY, by Michael Hollinger / dir: Tracy Brigden, City Theatre Company
THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST, by Daniel Beaty / dir: Moisés Kaufman, Tectonic Theater Project, BAM, Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Kansas City Rep
BREATH & IMAGINATION, by Daniel Beaty / dir: Darko Tresjnak, Hartford Stage and City Theatre Company
POP!, words by Maggie-Kate Coleman, music by Anna K. Jacobs / dir: Brad Rouse, City Theatre Company
BAD JEWS, by Joshua Elias Harmon / dir: Freddie Ashley, Actor’s Express

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