Carl Menninger (Associate Artistic Director)

Carl lived and worked in Chicago for many years. He won the 2020 Joseph Jefferson Award for his direction of The Boys in the Band. He also directed the 2016 production of This at Windy City Playhouse. Carl is one of the writers of our current production, A Recipe for Disaster. He is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at American University, in Washington, D.C., where he ran the Theatre and Musical Theatre program for eight years. Carl is one of the co-creators of the Playhouse hit Southern Gothic. While in Chicago, Carl worked with Victory Gardens and Chicago Dramatists. In addition to working with D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre, Studio Theatre and Adventure Theatre, his play Everything but You: A Modern Romance received a staged reading at Keegan Theatre in D.C. He is currently working on the play Sons of Hollywood about silent film stars Ramon Novarro and Billy Haines. It opens at the Playhouse in April of 2022. Carl is the co-author of Minding the Edge: Strategies for a Fulfilling, Successful Career as an Actor. ”

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