Carole Kleinberg-1

Carole Kleinberg came to Sarasota from Chicago's north shore, where she was a Professor of Theatre at Oakton Community College and taught a wide range of theatre courses including: Beginning Acting, Intermediate Acting, Directing, Introduction to Theatre, Dramatic Literature, Theatre History, Public Speaking and Honors Speech. She coordinated special acting programs and was the lead director for the Performing Arts Center mainstage productions.

In Sarasota she was honored to serve as the Director of Education and Outreach for the prestigious Asolo Rep. Subsequently she became the Artistic Director for the Banyan Theatre, and Associate Artistic Director of PLATO arts. During this time she continued to work as a freelance director, coach private students, and serve as dramaturg for playwrights developing new works.

In her previous life up North she was the Vice President of Programming and Community Relations for Cablenet, at the time the largest cable TV company serving the Chicago suburbs, and was the Executive Producer of a series of innovative live interactive cable television specials. She has owned her own theatrical production company, producing and directing musicals, which toured throughout the Midwest.

Carole holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Miami and has done advanced degree work in theatre at UCLA, and in Adult Education at Lewis University in Evanston Illinois. Over the years she has participated in ongoing workshops and classes, including master classes in acting, directing, improvisational theater, and stage makeup.