Carolyn German

Carolyn German

Actor - Composer - Director - Educator: Adults - Educator: Teens - Educator: Youth - Singer - Songwriter - Writer - Theater-maker; Musical Theater, Shakespeare, Physical Theater, Improvisational Performance; Improv Comedy;


   2506 Timwood Drive, TN

Carolyn German has been a theater professional for over 35 years, having worked as an actor, director, lyricist, producer, playwright,  corporate trainer and teaching artist.
For seven years, Carolyn was at the helm of the Music and Theater Departments for Metro Nashville Parks Cultural Arts, where she was the Managing Artistic Director of the Z.Alexander Looby Theater, and created the Centennial Black Box Theater.
German's work as a playwright has been commissioned by the Tennessee Arts Commission,  and  TPAC Education, as well as the Clement Railroad Museum.  One of the resulting pieces, her one-man historical play "Burden of Justice:1863" has been booked for three separate tours (2013, '14 & '15) into area schools through Tennessee Performing Art Center Education and Outreach. Other shows she has produced for TPAC Ed include “The Story Builders”, which was also written and directed by Ms. German. In fact, her production of “The Story Builders” was subsequently honored as “Best Production of 2003” by theater critic Kevin Nance of The Tennessean.

Other writing credits include her critically-acclaimed “MOSAIC”, and the historical biography of a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement, “Signs of a New Day: The Z Alexander Looby Story”. German is also a prolific composer and lyricist.

Her performance credits span from Off-Broadway to cruise ships, with a wide variety of stages in between, including DC’s Studio Theater, and over 25 projects with Tennessee Repertory Theater. Favorite roles at the Rep include Val in “A Chorus Line”, Mae in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, Maria in “Twelfth Night”, and Aunt Gert in “Lost in Yonkers”.

Carolyn received the 1998 Fellowship for Acting granted by the Tennessee Arts Commission. She is a founding member of "the Spontaneous Comedy Company", Nashville's Premiere Improv and Sketch Comedy group, now in its 15th year.

Her public speaking, MC, and training engagements include a broad range of clients, from the Tennessee Parks and Recreation Association, to the TN Lawyers Assistance Program, from the Artstravaganza Festival to the TPAC’s Fest de Ville Gala.