Employment History: quite a journey...

2015 – Present

Mark Twain Education Society – Sarasota, Florida
Artistic Director of a fledgling production  company offering a wide range of programming using the wit and wisdomof Mark Twain as a vehicle for educating and inspiring students and adults. In addition to writing and producing a series of 15 minute webisodes that feature Mark Twain interviewing historical contemporaries that changed the world that came after them,  delivered to schools  and libraries across the country, live q and a sessions with Twain are available. The MTES offers programs for corporations and organizations, special “Twain -centered” events and a variety of other programs.


2005 – Present

Dramaturg, Script Analysis, Script Doctor
Dramaturg and script doctor for playwrights working on new plays. Carole has an impeccable track record of success, working with playwrights locally and nationally. Playwrights she has worked with have had professional readings in NYC, Alabama and Sarasota, and several have won well regarded playwriting competitions. Carole also produced a highly regarded new play series for the Banyan Theater Company.


Providing creative guidance, insight, technique, and direction to theatres and actors.

2011 – 2014

Plato  – Associate Artistic Director – Sarasota, Florida
PLATO: Professional Learning and Theatrical Organization, a non-profit theater company which primarily supported theater-centered education and outreach activities. Responsible for all education and outreach programs including workshops, classes, discussions, internships, and partnerships with community organizations. Conferred with Artistic Director on all artistic decisions.

2008 – 2011

BANYAN THEATER COMPANYArtistic Director – Sarasota, Florida
In her position as the Banyan Theater Company Artistic Director, Carole was responsible for all artistic decisions for one of the most prestigious theater companies in Sarasota. The Banyan is a professional theater producing a summer season of dramas and comedies of “literary merit” and excellence. Her duties include selection of plays, directors, actors and artistic personnel, as well as education and outreach activities in the community. She contributed to the vision and direction of the theater, participated in development and public relations activities, and served as a liaison to the board.

1999 – 2005

ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE Director of Education and Outreach – SRQ, Florida
Responsible for the administration of all aspects of education and outreach, including:

Access to the Arts
– Planned and facilitated professional development workshops for teachers.
– Researched and wrote study guides.
– Scheduled and supervised student matinees for over 7000 students and teachers.
– Wrote and received an NEA Shakespeare for a New Generation grant in 2005.

Community Education and Outreach
– Wrote the Spotlight, Asolo’s mini-study guide for audiences.
– Planned and managed program of adult theatre classes and acting workshops.
– Scheduled and facilitated the Family Theatre Program
– Taught acting and directing workshops.
– Planned and conducted the Insights and InterAct! lecture series’ that complemented each play.
– Lead Elderhostel workshops.
– Spoke to visitors and community groups.
– Managed the college intern program.

KaleidoscopeMusical theatre workshop and year-round touring company for teens and adults with developmental disabilities
– Artistic administrator.
– Staffing, scheduling, budget management, writing procedural guides.
– Liaison with Children’s Haven and Adult Community Services, Inc., our partner in this program.
– General artistic oversight of the program.

1971 – 1982, 1985 – 1999

OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGEProfessor of Theatre/Speech – Des Plaines, Illinois
Duties including but not limited to:

Professor of Theatre/Speech – Designed and taught courses in Theatre and Speech, including: Beginning Acting, Intermediate Acting, Directing, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Introduction to Theatre, Dramatic Literature, Theatre History, Public Speaking and Honors Speech.

Coordinator of Acting Programs Worked with Performing Arts Department Chair to provide academic guidance for incoming and current acting students, planned and executed acting workshops, provided individual coaching and guidance for auditions for university BA and BFA programs, selected courses, advised and mentored students, participated in play selection, scheduled and supervised events; served as liaison with technical and promotional staff, wrote the Performing Arts Newsletter and served as faculty advisor to the co-curricular Theatre Society and the Speech Team and participated in interviewing and hiring new faculty.

Lead director for the mainstage productions Artistic director for studio theatre; interviewed, hired and supervised guest directors;advisor to student directors.

Coordinator of Media Based Courses (1977-1982) – Researched, planned, initiated and managed the program of courses offered by broadcast television, cable, video and newspaper for distance learners. Selected and scheduled courses, recruited students, planned and conducted student orientations, trained new faculty, prepared promotional and instructional materials, supervised operation of office.

1982 – 1985

CABLENET/AT&T CABLE Vice-President of Programming & Community Relations – Chicago, Illinois
Duties including but not limited to:
Executive with major cable television system covering north and northwest Chicago suburbs.
Responsible for long term planning and day-to-day management of Programming Department, including the operation of seven television studios and three mobile production facilities.
Managed and supervised a staff of 22 broadcast professionals in the production of local programming, sports productions, public access programs, revenue-production television series’ and commercials, public access training workshops and institutional user seminars.
Liaison with government, political and community leaders.
Executive Producer for live, inter-active cable television specials on the Holocaust, Nuclear Disarmament, and Big Business.
Controlled an operating budget of $750,000 per year.

1967 – 1971

CURTAIN TIME PRODUCTIONS  Producer/Director/Writer – Chicago, Illinois
Duties including but not limited to:
Wrote, produced and directed professional musical revues, which toured clubs and hotels throughout the Midwest.
Wrote original scripts, staged productions for business meetings, religious groups and community organizations.
Produced industrial shows at hotels and conventions centers.
Responsible for all phases of planning and production.