Carl Menninger (Associate Artistic Director)

Carl Menninger lived and worked in Chicago for many years and directed the 2016 production of This at Windy City Playhouse. Currently, he is the Associate Artistic Director at the Playhouse as well as 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. He will direct the upcoming WCP production of The Boys in the Band. 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 a play about silent film stars Ramon Novarro and Billy Haines. Carl is the co-author of Minding the Edge: Strategies for a Fulfilling, Successful Career as an Actor.

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