"I thoroughly enjoyed watching your skill during rehearsal at taking the scenes, adding the action and pacing and creating something wonderful. It was truly a great evening, made possible by your participation."
- Patricia Beaury, Managing Director, Meryl Streep's Writers Lab
"Timing is everything and director Carol Dorn has skillfully guided the cast to execute their lines for maximum effect. The audience roared with laughter throughout the evening. [Ms. Dorn's] skill as a director is really evident in this production at the Theater Barn and we hope to see her back soon."
- On the Valley, "Old Ringers" by J. Simonelli, Connecticut Premier
"...but the actors bring humanity and genuineness to such two-dimensional archetypes with guidance and adjustments from director Carol Dorn, who freshens the material a bit for the present era of technology, sex positivity, and elder disability."
- Hamlethub, Brewster, NY, "Old Ringers" by J. Simonelli, Connecticut Premier
"The direction of Carol Dorn allows the determination and unity of this group of sisters-in-kind to shine. The laughs are as easy as the action is unforced."
- Newtown Bee, Newtown, CT, "Old Ringers" by J. Simonelli, Connecticut Premier
Photo by Ethan Weinstein
Photo by Ethan Weinstein
Carol Dorn is currently in pre-production directing and producing a feature film in collaboration with Dark Moon Entertainment . Notably her film has already secured distribution. Ms. Dorn's recognition in the entertainment industry has encompassed wisdom and skill from working with legends such as Eileen Heckart and Sylvia Sydney to current day veterans of the stage and screen.
To her director's chair she brings a breadth and depth of experience adding strength as actor, field reporter, stage hand, board op, set decorator, scenic artist, set designer, sound designer, musician (Princeton Foundation Recipient), stage manager (A.E.A.), fight captain, company manager, production tour manager (Lincoln Center, Ballet Hispanico), lighting designer (Obie Nominated), gaffer, sound mixer, house manager, location wardrobe supervisor, screenwriter (optioned by New Line/FineLine, Universal etc., member of the Harlem Screenwriters Lab) and producer. She has brought her expertise to both stage and film sets for Lincoln Center, Williamstown Theater Festival, WOW cafe, Five Lesbian Brothers, National Broadway Tours, and The Emmys Readings at HBO. Her various skills have been engaged by NBC, Entertainment Tonight, PBS, Bravo and The Toyota Comedy Festival.
For New York Women In Film & Television she was honored to be selected as director, presenter and moderator for the 2018 Writers Lab winners created and funded by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. In that grouping "On the Wings" by Lyn Esta Goldman was selected to the short list for the 2019 Oscarws Nichols Fellowship Award.
News & EVENTS
Carol Dorn is in pre-production on a new project set to be announced in January of 2021. Watch this space for further info!