Carolyn German

Performance Coach

Director

Playwright

Trainer

Teaching Artist

     Carolyn German has been a theater professional for over 35 years, having worked as performer, director, producer, playwright, acting coach, composer, improvisation artist, teaching artist, and corporate trainer.

Carolyn is on the faculty at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, where she teaches Beginning Vocal Performance Technique, a complete series of Cabaret Vocalist classes, as well as Improv Comedy for the Musical Artist. Carolyn is a founding member of Spontaneous Comedy Company (aka SponCom), Nashville's longest running Improv Comedy group. SponCom performs throughout Middle Tennessee. SponCom also crafts customized shows for corporate clients, and was featured on Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.

     In 2000, she founded Theater Craft Inc as an innovative and dependable source for professional theater production. Her award-winning work as a theater-maker boasts numerous projects across a variety of genres. Current projects range from "The Curious Picnic" a play for very young children, to "The Passion of Ethel Rosenberg" a evocative drama about the McCarthy-era convicted spy.
     For seven years Carolyn was the Supervisor of Theater and Music for Metro Nashville Parks Cultural Arts, cultivating arts programming for Nashville's broad demographic. Her work included custom-crafting content to maximize success for older adults, and working with Parks' Disabilities Program to create a performance program for adults with disabilities. She also managed the Z.Alexander Looby Theater, and created the Centennial Black Box Theater.
     As a corporate soft-skills trainer, and consultant in a variety of arts-meets-real-world capacities, Carolyn brings her extensive producer/project-manager background, and her 35 years of creative-arts experience to every project. Her resume also includes work across all sectors (Corporate, Government, freelance, Non-Profit, and Volunteer) and her leadership infuses each project with her signature characteristics of dependability and creativity. Carolyn's expertise includes creation of content, soft-skills training, instructional design, and meeting facilitation. Her consulting expertise includes multi-use facilities, and patron-focused programming.