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Stage Directing

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."

Pictured: Christopher Kelly and Bradly Mena

Lucinda y las Flores de la Nochebuena

By Evan Mack and Joshua McGuire

San Francisco Opera Guild, 2019


This holiday favorite starring Alejandra Tejeda, Leandra Ramm, Billy Lawley, Mark Hernandez and San Francisco Opera Guild Opera Scouts is now available on CD!


Dido and Aeneas

By Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate

San Francisco Opera Guild, 2019


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