Carolyn Pickman

PART TIME FACULTY

DEPARTMENT OF PERFORMING ARTS


Carolyn Pickman is the director of The Studio and the cofounder and current president of CP Casting, Inc. She is a member of Screen Actors Guild & The Casting Society of America. Carolyn has won numerous casting awards for feature films, including The Departed, Gone, Baby, Gone, Shutter Island, Mystic River, Good Will Hunting, The Crucible, and Mystic Pizza.

Pickman has performed  professionally in plays, soap operas, TV, and films. Since the late 70's she has taught professional and nonprofessional adults and teens, acting and auditioning skills.

Pickman is often invited to teach workshops throughout the New England area at performing arts schools, centers and universities. A partial list of these workshops and seminars includes: Boston University, Boston College, Trinity Conservatory, R.I Film Collaborative, Bridgewater State, Brandeis University, Boston Arts Academy, Dorchester Youth Collaborative, The Woods Hole and Provincetown Film Festivals and the ART Conservatory.

Carolyn's expertise in teaching comes from years of designing practical, learnable, techniques that enable actors to understand the audition process and make significant choices for cinematic acting. Her "Getting Started in the Business of Acting" workshop was the first in Boston to inform new actors on how the business works. This popular seminar has motivated over a thousand people to take a first step towards an exciting new path.

As a student at Emerson, she began her acting career at the Theatre Company of Boston. Later she started teaching as a founding member of the Theatre Company's School Touring Company. This bi-racial company was created during the anti-busing years to relieve racial tension and introduce Arts in Education into the then turbulent Boston Public High School system.

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 2004
  • CSA Artios Award Winner "Mystic River"
  • 2008
  • CSA Artios Award Winner "Gone, Baby, Gone"
  • 2010
  • CSA Artios Award Nomination "Shutter Island"
  • 2011
  • CSA Artios Award Nomination "The Town"
  • 2013
  • CSA Artios Award Winner "Moonrise Kingdom"