About Florida Repertory Theatre
Hester Carson Bunion
Carrie is Co-founder, a company member, and Associate Producer of Florida Rep, and has acted in over 90 productions in Southwest Florida. In 2012, she was named Best Actress of the Year and named one of the “Power Women of the Year” by Florida Weekly. She produced and acted on Sanibel Island from 1984-1998 at the Pirate Playhouse and on Captiva Island with Carrie Lund Presents. She taught theatre at Florida Gulf Coast University in its early years, produced theatre companies in her hometown of Erie, PA and New York City, and performed in regional theatres in NY, VT and NC, as well as the Three River Shakespeare Festival, Pittsburgh Playhouse, and American Ibsen Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1987, the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce awarded her the Distinguished Citizen Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. Carrie has been in all nine Florida Rep shows reviewed by The Wall Street Journal: The House of Blue Leaves, The Cocktail Hour, One Slight Hitch, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Little Foxes, God of Carnage, Sylvia, You Can’t Take It with You, and Dancing at Lughnasa. Other selected credits include Florida Rep’s Becky’s New Car, The Unexpected Guest, Dividing the Estate, Tribes, Heart Song, Clybourne Park, Rumors (2002, 2011), August: Osage County, Noises Off (1998, 2010), The Last Romance, Enchanted April, Rabbit Hole, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, All My Sons, and Private Lives. Married to Robert Cacioppo, she enjoys the accomplishments of their best productions: Matt, graduate of UCF and Julia, graduate of FSU.