Born and raised in Orlando, FL, Caroline has been a lover of the arts from the moment she was born. She is a 2021 graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor's degree in both theatre studies and creative writing. She began her Theatre Studies Master's program at UCF in the Fall of 2022. She loves spending time with her family, playing with her dog, and advocating for the awareness of invisible disabilities such as Narcolepsy, which she was diagnosed with in 2018.
Inspired by her father - a musician and songwriter from Memphis - Caroline began performing in plays in elementary school. As she continued her pursuits of educational theatre, she eventually expanded her horizons to include community theatre, choir, and band. She continued her passion for acting and singing at the University of Central Florida, participating in numerous educational, community, and professional productions throughout her college career. She has appeared in multiple short films, and has done voice-over work for the purpose of video game development. She currently is represented by Professionally Pretty as an actress.
Caroline's love for the written word first appeared in the fourth grade when she would create stories about her stuffed animals traveling on fantastical adventures - but her adoration for the art of playwriting bloomed after performing in her first student-written One Act Festival at the University of Central Florida. This inspired her to write her first one act script, Break, which she submitted to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (Region IV). Break was one of three selected scripts across the region to be invited to the festival in South Carolina for a staged reading. At the 2019 festival, Break was awarded the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play and was invited to return to the festival in 2020 for a fully staged production.
Since her first playwriting experience, Caroline has had numerous scripts produced through UCF's student developmental theatre organization (one act plays and ten minute plays). She also held the position of Artistic Director for Project Spotlight during her final semester as an undergraduate at the university, before ultimately returning to be Company Stage Manager while getting her Master's degree.. Her first full-length play, As It's Written, was selected for development and workshop by Pegasus PlayLab, which held a virtual staged reading in June 2021. As It's Written was also selected for UCF Celebrates the Arts, and had a fully staged performance at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in April of 2022. Her most recent ten-minute play, Foul Lines, won a Citizen Artist Award and Excellence in Playwriting in the Short Form Award at KCACTF in February 2023, and was selected to perform at the StageQ CapitalQ Theatre Festival in June of 2023.
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After learning more about the significance of research in regards to the development of theatre, Caroline discovered an appreciation for dramaturgy. After a few individual research projects, her first real experience as a dramaturg was for the University of Central Florida's virtual production of Kill Move Paradise in October, 2020. She and her co-dramaturg created multiple deliverables, including a research website, inspired playlists, an actor's packet, and more. Her work was nominated for KCACTF Region IV's dramaturgy program, where she received the award for Special Recognition in Digital Dramaturgy. At the festival, she served as dramaturg for the new work An Expansion (a ten-minute play).
In the following year, she worked as dramaturg on UCF's production of the musical First Date, where she was again nominated for KCACTF Region IV 2022. At the 2022 Festival, she served as the dramaturg for two ten-minute NPP play scripts entitled Bake for Life and Don't Feed Dead Roses Your Drinking Water. In Fall of 2022, she did dramaturgy for UCF's production of The Interference, for which she ended up receiving an award for Scholarly Research at KCACTF Region IV in February of 2023.