"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" , 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" , 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", Connecticut Premier

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Photo by Ethan Weinstein


Photo by Ethan Weinstein

Carol Dorn has two short films on the festival circuit for 2022. "Sunday" screenplay by Kathi Kennedy staring Natasha Coppola-Shalom and Jessica DiSalvo, with music by Louis Robert King. This short has already started garnering semi-finals and finalist status in multiple categories and was just chosen by the non-profit organization Ladies-who-lunch to launch Domestic Violence Awareness month in New York, NY in October. (watch this space for updates)

"F<cking Wallpaper" is the other short with screenplay by Carol Dorn starring Katherine Elliot with incidental music by Ms. Dorn and premiering song Drama Queen by Alicia Borkowska of Poland. This short has already achieved recognition for cinematography in various festivals.

Carol has just finished shooting a segment on street artist Chris Riggs that is being developed and as show runner by producer Dawn Robinson of Dark Moon Entertainment.


Ms. Dorn is also 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, stage hand, board op, set decorator, scenic artist, set designer, sound designer, musician (Princeton Foundation Recipient), stage manager (A.E.A.), 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 Oscars Nichols Fellowship Award. 




Carol Dorn's first two short films as Director/Producer/Cinematographer garner nods at various festivals for the 2022 Season!!

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