Sydney Carson

A senior faculty member at CCA, Sydney Carson teaches courses in literature, improvisation, and writing in the undergraduate and graduate programs. She also teaches a Critical Studies Methods Seminar in the fall addressing the connection between globalization and the environment.

She is the founder of Nightletter Theater, a collaborative theater/performance art group, which has garnered awards in the United States and in Europe, and which has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the Berkeley and Alameda Arts Councils, the Zellerbach Family Fund, and other private foundations.

Recently she created in collaboration with her husband, Arthur Carson, a video installation, called Window, for the Oakland Airport media wall, where it remains on display in the luggage pick-up area at the Southwest Airline terminal.

She is also an active member of several antiwar and environmental groups and served as a councilor for the GI Rights Hotline, which assists persons in need in the military.


BA, MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley