member of SDC

stage directors and choreographers

“Nancy Carlin is the best ensemble director in San Francisco”


It’s a tribute to Nancy Carlin’s direction that we so clearly see the soul-deep disappointments and longings of each character.”  SF Examiner

“Best production of a Shakespeare play” Sacramento News and Review


The Clean House

B Street Theater


Twelfth Night

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

The Floating Light Bulb

A Traveling Jewish Theater

Safe House

San Francisco Playhouse

Arms and the Man

Center Repertory Theater

“As Arms and the Man hilariously unfolded, I saw the picture of Shaw (probably on rain clouds and wearing devil horns) holding puppet strings attached to director Nancy Carlin, who was pulling the strings on her wonderful cast. I somehow believed that, up there or down there, Shaw would probably have approved of this production.”

            Pat Craig, San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times

“Nancy Carlin’s fearless...Carlin’s vision lifts the finale out of the treacle and points it straight at the heart.”

The Tempest

African-American Shakespeare Company