I love rehearsal. I love working with deeply moving, or warm and comical scripts and scores, and guiding the discovery and play involved in creating an authentic and meaningful production. As a director I try to honor the impulses and choices of the ensemble members while providing strong vision and great attention to detail. It is in this mutual discovery that all the magic happens.
All My Sons
By Arthur Miller
Ross Valley Players, 2013
"Director Caroline Altman and her 10-member cast make the three-act show astoundingly powerful, its messages every bit as potent and relevant in 2013 as when the now-period piece first appeared in 1947."
-Woody Weingarten, Marinscope Newspaper
"Under the steady direction of Caroline Altman, RVP's cast of community actors brings a sense of realism to the drama that bolsters Miller's belief that modern tragic heroes can be found among ordinary folks..." - Charles Brousse, Pacific Sun
"Caroline Altman makes one realize that Miller’s play is a portrait of a society as well as a flawed individual as she explores our ever-changing sense of family, social responsibility and values."
- Flora Lynn Isaacson, Westside Observer
Pictured : Francis Serpa, Amber Collins Crane, Craig Christiansen, Kristine Ann Lowry
"The staging and acting are excellent all around; big kudos to director Caroline Altman. " The Iron Tongue of Midnight
The Manga (Magic) Flute
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
New libretto and book by David Scott Marley
West Edge Opera, 2012
"...a must-see Flute in the El Cerrito Performing Arts Theater. "
— Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice
Pictured: Eugene Brancoveanu; Artwork by Megan Willis
Second Weekend in September
By Andrew Black
City Lights Theatre, 2010
"Caroline Altman has guided an engaging, well-acted production in its world premiere at City Lights Theater Company in San Jose."
-San Jose Mercury News
"With fine directing by Caroline Altman, terrific acting by Kelly and Mena and a handsome and versatile set by Ron Gasparinetti, this is an impressive debut." -Santacruz.com
Pictured: Christopher Kelly and Bradly Mena