Carrie Ellman-Larsen (she/her) is a born and raised NYC theatre maker and teaching artist. Carrie has been creating community and student based theatrical work for more than a decade. As a teaching artist, she has worked with students and adults to create original theatre based on social issues that they care about. She also works in classrooms using theatre as a tool for language acquisition of ELLs, community building, connecting to literacy and social studies curriculum, and developing life skills with students with disabilities. She works for arts, theatre and community based organizations organizations including The Roundabout Theatre Company, The Theatre Development Fund, Arts Connection and Strike Anywhere. She has also worked for The People's Theatre Project, Marquis Studios, Girl's Leadership Institute, The Museum of the City of New York and more.
Carrie is the arts education consultant for The Grand Pistachio Theatre Company, a theatre company that uses puppetry and mask to create Theater for Young Audiences in NYC and nationally.
Carrie created and produced The Staten Island Dialogue Project, a documentary theatre piece where she interviewed Staten Island residents about the life experiences that influence their vote. Carrie can be seen acting and directing with local theatre companies such as Ghostlight Theatre Productions and The Staten Island Shakespeare Company. See Carrie in the upcoming The Penelopiad as Eurycleia with Staten Island Shakespeare (June 2023).
She studied with Ping Chong + Company, an interview-based theatre company which inspired her previously SI Arts granted project, The Staten Island Dialogue Project.
Education: MA in Applied Theatre, CUNY SPS and BA in Drama, NYU.