Carrie McLean is a freelance writer, director, actor and mother of four based in Hobart. She holds a BPA from UTAS, and is a founding member of Mudlark Theatre and Radio Gothic. For Mudlark, Carrie has written the plays Beautiful: A Ghost Story, Strange Fruit, The Angels of Two Hoots, Mind the Gap, The Fools of Fire, Danger #31 and Cafe. In 2012, she wrote Chasing a Sound Like Rain, a youth theatre project for SSYT performed for Ten Days, and the Gros Morne Theatre Festival.
For Radio Gothic, Carrie wrote The Hanniford Tapes for Dark MOFO (2018), and performed in The Pit by Briony Kidd and The Illustrated Girl by Alison Mann. In 2020, Carrie directed the one-woman show Who Cares? by Helen Swain for a Performing Lines TAS tour and was part of the Imprognosis collective, performing long-form improvisation, for the Burning Desire Festival. In 2021, The Motherload, a documentary theatre performance co-created over four years, premiered at Junction Arts Festival with TTC.
In 2022, Carrie performed in Hobart’s Festival of Improvised Theatre with the Practitioners of Ephemeral Arts. She is also a part of SAC’s Jumpcut program, developing a new play with Chris Mead.