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Carl Granieri

Carl Granieri Assistant Professor of Theatre Assistant Professor of Theatre
(Directing and Acting)

BA Villanova University
MA Villanova University
MFA Temple University

Carl Granieri is a theatre director and actor who began his career on stage in Philadelphia with tent-pole companies there, including Theatre Exile, Act II Playhouse, Philadelphia Theatre Co., Mauckingbird Theatre Co., Simpatico Theatre Project, the PAC, Delaware Theatre Co., and the Delaware Shakespeare Festival, among others. His work on Necropolis for the London-based Beautiful Confusion was named ten-best of the 2007 International Prague Fringe Festival. From 2010-2012 he served as the Consultant for New Play Development at Philly’s Arden Theatre Co. and worked as a production dramaturg and assistant director for the Philadelphia Theatre Co., Vanity House Theatre, and Temple Rep. He directed world premiere pieces for Girasole Productions (Casual World/Intimate Heart) and ELI Radio, two of which toured internationally in 2009 and 2010 (Amore Italiano, An Evening in Naples).  Mr. Granieri also helmed projects for Philadelphia Dramatists Center and Villanova Theatre Second Stage. He serves as artistic liaison to The Marty Wilson Art and Music Foundation and is an associate of Directors Gathering, a think-tank and advocacy organization serving theatre directors, which he helped launch in 2013. Prior to joining the faculty at University of Louisiana, he held teaching posts at Rowan University, Temple University, and University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Carl holds an MFA in Acting from Temple University and an MA in Dramaturgy from Villanova University. Now at University of Louisiana Lafayette, he has directed Manual Not Included (an original work devised with the cast), and Art in both English translation and the original French.