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Carl Menninger

Assistant Professor Department of Performing Arts

Carl Menninger holds a master's degree from Emerson College and a bachelor's from Northwestern University. He is a writer, director and playwright and co-author of Minding the Edge: Strategies for a Successful, Fulfilling Career as an Actor. The Ganymede Fall Arts Festival presented a reading of his play Dysfunction Spelled Backward . . . is family. Carl was honored to direct a staged reading of the Adam Gwon/Julia Jordan musical, Bernice Bobs Her Hair at AU. As a teacher, Carl taught at The Berklee College of Music and Chicago's Tony Award winning Victory Gardens Theatre. While in Boston and Chicago he directed and/or choreographed over 150 productions. Here at AU, Carl directed productions of Into the Woods, Nine, Romeo and Juliet, Hay Fever, Do I Hear a Waltz?, The Hot L Baltimore, Shared Space, Orpheus Descending and Happy.Go.Lucky. Additional playwriting credits include: Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, For Real, And So She Moved In, Private Life: Your Fifteen Minutes, and the book for the musical, A Pocket Full of Grace.
CAS - Performing Arts
Katzen Arts Center - 222
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(202) 885-3414 (Office)

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  • Fall 2018

    • PERF-450 Rotating Topics in Theatre: The Business of Acting
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  • Spring 2019

    • PERF-065 Musical/Theatre Production: Carrie
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    • PERF-314 Theatre Performance Practicum: Scene Study
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    • PERF-314 Theatre Performance Practicum: Scene Study
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