Caroline just wrapped production for a feature cringe comedy directed by Justin Geldzahler, Glue Trap. Her other recent feature film, The Silenced, is currently racking up exciting wins on the festival circuit! This past year, she wrapped a dystopian short behind you and starred in the dystopian comedy short The Product (Indie Film Fest, Dumbo Film Fest, Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Fest). You can also hear Caroline's voice in the IGTV series Quarantunes, featuring duets recorded during COVID-19 quarantine. Stay tuned for more info about these exciting projects!
On stage, Caroline was recently featured as Hera in For Hylas: a playlist, a movement-focused stage adaptation of the Hercules-Hylas myth at the Wooster Group Performing Garage. She was also featured in a workshop of the grind: a new musical at the Glassbox Theater. She starred in two additional short films this past fall: Switch (dir. Nigel Semaj) and Amicable (dir. Mariah Marasco).
Caroline is an actor, musician, theater critic, and teacher based in New York City. She grew up in rural Virginia and attended Princeton University, where she studied Theater, English, and Neuroscience, and worked with renowned artists like John Doyle, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Anna Deveare Smith, Christopher Durang, and Jane Cox. This past year, she graduated with her MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama, where she studied with industry professionals such as Peter Jay Fernandez, Erica Jensen, Susan Cameron, Daniel Alexander Jones, Stephen Brown-Fried, and Scott Whitehurst. During her time at the New School, she also collaborated with renowned theater-making ensembles such as Tectonic Theater Company, Frantic Assembly, Pig Iron Theater, and more. In addition, Caroline is a trained musician, dancer and musical theater vocalist. If she's not acting, she's probably reading, playing Billie Eilish tracks on the ukulele, doing crossword puzzles, or petting stray cats in her neighborhood.
For How I Learned to Drive:
"As Li’l Bit, Hertz spectacularly transforms from a naïve 11-year-old into a jaded 18-year-old and back again, exploring with ease her tempestuous relationship with her grandparents, mother and Uncle Peck. Hertz achieves moments of true sincerity, an invaluable skill for any actor." -Carolyn Beard, The Daily Princetonian
"Caroline Hertz is powerfully affecting as Alcyone, Myrrha and others." -Don Gilpin, Town Topics
"There are only seven characters: Eurydice (the lovely and extremely talented Caroline Hertz)..." -Stu Duncan, PrincetonInfo.com
"In the title role, Ms. Hertz is excellent in portraying a wide range of emotions and in establishing her relationships with Orpheus, her father and the other curious individuals she encounters. This formidable young actress delivers an inspired, moving, entertaining finale to a superb 2015 season." -Town Topics