Carla Briscoe is an actress, improvisor and comedian. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, she trained with the Atlantic Theater Company, and studied all levels of long-form improv and sketch at The Upright Citizens Brigade.
Recent theater credits include: Wine and Spirits, for which she received a 2017 New York Innovative Theater Awards nomination for "Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role"; Major Barbara, directed by Erica Gould; the NY production of David Adam Gill's Providence, and Helen Pafumi's Abominable, directed by Kirsten Kelly, for which was she was named in the "Best Actress in a Play" category by DC Metro Theater Arts .
She has worked with and at the Upright Citizens Brigade, NY International Fringe Festival, New Dramatists, HB Playwrights, IRT, Ars Nova, Theater J, New Georges, The Kennedy Center, LAByrinth Theater Company, the People's Improv Theater, and The Sundance Institute, among others. Film & TV credits: Blue Caprice, A Little Help, and Breaking the News.
She can be seen performing stand-up at Carolines on Broadway, the Broadway Comedy Club, Eastville, and other New York-based venues, and was featured in Boston's 2017 Women in Comedy Festival, as well as the the 2017 Boston Comedy Arts Festival.
Her play, The Lie Down, was a semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Award in Playwriting, and she is a regular contributor, as a writer and director, to the critically acclaimed comedic web series Saige Winters, My Psychic Life, as well as a proud member of the New York-based theater company Upstart Creatures, led by Artistic Directors Michael Barakiva and Suzanne Agins: www.upstartcreatures.com.
Sundance Institute reading of "Love After Love" with Debra Winger, Alex Karpovsky, Mickey Sumner, Eric Mendelsohn, Russell Harbaugh, Chris Campbell, Neal Lerner, Elvy Yost, Richard Council, and Carla Briscoe.
Carla Briscoe at the Los Angeles premiere of "A Little Help."