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C A R L    

   G R A N I E R I

 

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

"A skillful actor... unnerving and disquieting. 

                                                      – Toby Zinman, Philadelphia Inquirer

"An incredibly smart actor with a bold imagination; a uniquely multitalented theatre professional and educator... a virtual theatre polymath.”

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                          – Doug Wager, former Artistic Director of Arena Stage

E V E N T S​

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June 20 - 30, 2024

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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER has its Italian debut at Teatro Arciliuto with the English Theatre of Rome

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N E W S

June 2024

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Carl directs PETER AND THE STARCATCHER for the English Theatre of Rome

May 2024

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Carl is awarded the Coca-Cola BORSF Endowed Professorship in Performing Arts by the UL Foundation

March 2024...

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Carl directs Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST for the Performing Arts Department of University of Louisiana

March 2024..

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Carl is named the University of Louisiana College of the Arts 2024 nominee for the Ray P. Authement Eminent Faculty Award

May 2023

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EURYDICE for the English Theatre of Rome is a critical hit and plays to sellout crowds in the Eternal City

 

 | About Carl |  

Carl Granieri is an actor, director, and theater educator currently based in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he works as an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Theatre Program at the University of Louisiana.  His professional work in the northeast I-95 corridor includes credits at nationally renowned and award-winning theaters like the Philadelphia Theater Co. and the Arden Theatre Co., work for the Philadelphia Bar Association, and performances for diverse audiences, from the intimacy of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City, to the sprawling crowds of the Delaware Shakespeare Festival.  His television and stage work has taken him to thirty US states and as far as Italy and the Czech Republic.

Carl's career began on stage at Philadelphia's tent-pole theaters, including Theatre Exile, Simpatico, Act II Playhouse, Philadelphia Theatre Co., the PAC, Mauckingbird Theatre Co., and Delaware Shakes, and Delaware Theatre Co., among others.  His performance in Beautiful Confusion's Necropolis was named ten-best of the International Prague Fringe.  He directed world premieres for Girasole Productions and ELI Productions, two of which toured internationally in 2009 and 2010.  He has helmed collegiate productions, garnering much critical praise, and his awards include multiple recognitions from the Kennedy Center's ACTF for “Excellence in Directing.”  From 2010 - 2012 he served as the Consultant for New Play Development at Arden Theatre Co., and worked as a production dramaturg and assistant director for Temple Rep and the Philadelphia Theatre Co.  He is an artistic liaison to The Marty Wilson Art and Music Foundation and was a member of the launch team for Directors Gathering (DG), a think-tank and advocacy non-profit serving theatre directors. He also does production work behind the camera with ABC and ESPN.

A vocal advocate for new and devised work, Carl has collaborated with playwrights and actors on over 15 world premiere pieces.  For several years he produced and curated SoLeaux Fest, a "short festival of new work" in association with Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette.  He has consulted and guest taught at University of the Arts, Rowan University, and Temple University.  Carl holds an MFA in Acting from Temple University and an MA in Dramaturgy from Villanova University, where he was honored as an acting scholar and Brian Morgan Award winner. 

Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey and educated in Philadelphia, Carl spent the early part of his professional life as a communications consultant and public speaking coach for corporate leaders, candidates for public office, and elected officials.  Private clientele included US congressmen, gubernatorial candidates, officials at various levels of government in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as All Points International Industries and the Pennsylvania General Assembly.  After time spent as a legislative aide at both the state and federal levels, he returned to theatre full time, determined to make something beautiful in the world.

Carl is also husband to an amazing human being and gifted renaissance artist, Meredith Wilson, and father to their three children.

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A C T I N G

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D I R E C T I N G
-  Excellence in Directing (Carl Granieri)
Excellence in Costume Design
Meritorious Achievement for Ensemble Acting
- Meritorious Achievement for Theatrical Execution 
Carl Granieri directing
Winner, Award of Merit
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for:
Click here to see more on METAMORPHOSES
T H E   N O R T H   P L A N
University of Louisiana  | Regional Premiere
Winner, Award of Merit
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for:
- Meritorious Achievement for Ensemble Acting
- Excellence in Scenic Design
- Excellence in Lighting Design
Click here to see more on THE NORTH PLAN
A R T  ( e n   f r a n ç a i s )
Hilliard Art Museum | American francophone premiere
M A N U A L   N O T   I N C L U D E D
 University of Louisiana
A W A R D S   A N D   G R A N T S

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award for the 2017-2018, Louisiana Council on Excellence in Undergraduate Research (LaCOEUR)

Honor for extraordinary commitment to student research and the advancement of undergraduate researchers

Dean's SPARK Collaborative Grant 2017, University of Louisiana

Supporting interdisciplinary production of PARADISE DROWNED: CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION FOR LOUISIANA for CCTA International (principle investigator / producing-director)

ArTech Fusion Grant, University of Louisiana

Supporting hybrid performance version of PARADISE DROWNED: CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION FOR LOUISIANA at ArTech Fusion Festival 2018, Acadiana Center for the Arts

(principle investigator / director)

Friends of Humanities Fiero Lecturer of 2016

Honor for distinguished professor of arts or humanities, College of Liberal Arts, University of Louisiana at Lafayette (educator)

 

KCACTF Award of Merit, “Excellence in Directing”

METAMORPHOSES for University of Louisiana at Lafayette (director)

 

KCACTF Award of Merit (Artistic Team), “Excellence in Performance and Technical Execution”

METAMORPHOSES for University of Louisiana at Lafayette (director)

 

KCACTF Invited Production 2015, REGION VI

ART (EN FRANÇAISE) for University of Louisiana at Lafayette (director)

 

KCACTF Award of Merit, “Scenic Design”

ART (EN FRANÇAISE) for University of Louisiana at Lafayette (scenic designer)

 

KCACTF Commendation for Invited Scenes

MANUAL NOT INCLUDED for University of Louisiana at Lafayette (director and curator)

 

Wyncote Foundation Grant (Directors Gathering [DG])

$60,000 launch grant 2014-2016 for Directors Gathering [DG] (Directors Gathering Communications Director)

 

Kennedy Center ACTF Award of Merit, “Acting”

VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE for Temple University (as Marco)

 

Provost’s Cross-Disciplinary Grant, Temple University

Supporting production team behind KALEIDOSCOPE by Ray Bradbury; production was a radio-theatre hybrid project that incorporated video and sound elements with live actors in Randall Theatre, Philadelphia and aired by WMKV 89.3 FM in Cincinnati (collaborating team member)

 

Brian G Morgan Award, Villanova University

For outstanding contributions to the Department of Theatre

 

Ten-Best of 2007 Fringe, Prague Post

NECROPOLIS, Beautiful Confusion Productions for International Prague Fringe, Czech Republic 2007 (as Post)

 

Dean’s Research Grant, Villanova University

Supporting production team for travel to Prague Fringe and staging of NECROPOLIS by Don Nigro (performer)

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A C T I N G (selected)
  • IN THE NEXT ROOM

  • A DOLL'S HOUSE 20/20

  • COOYON'S CAJUN FOLKTALES
     

  • HAMLET                                              

  • DE YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL  

  • A DOLL’S HOUSE      

  • THE NORTH PLAN

      Philadelphia Weekly Critics Choice : Top 10 Productions and Top 10  Ensembles Performances

      Phindie Critics Award : Best Production (Honorable Mention)

  • A FRONTIER*           

  • USERS GUIDE TO UTOPIA*     

  • THE COUNTRY          

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  • THE TEMPERAMENTALS

      Martin Brown Award Nominee

    

  • THE ROMAN ACTOR*      

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  • CLYBOURNE PARK           

  • DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE           

  • WITHIN THE WALLS*            

  • OEDIPUS REX            

  • TARTUFFE            

  • LIVERPUDLIAN SLEEVE*           

  • GENET AT METTRAY       

  • GUTTED*           

  • A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

      Kennedy Center ACTF Award of Merit, Acting

  • KALEIDOSCOPE

      Role supported through the Temple University Provost’s Cross-Disciplinary Grant

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  • GOD OF CARNAGE            

  • TRIAL OF JOHN ZENGER          

  • MEASURE for MEASURE          

  • THREE SISTERS            

  • DIVINE WORDS            

  • IRANIANS            

  • ON GOLDEN POND            

  • LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER*

  • LOVE & COMMUNCATION*            

  • LONELY PLANET           

  • THE OPPOSITE of MOTHS            

  • AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER*          

 

  • THE ILLUSION            

  • BABY

  • BEYOND THERAPY

  • NECROPOLIS

      Prague Post, Ten-Best Performances of Fringe

      Role supported through the Villanova University Graduate Dean's Research Grant

  • THREE SISTERS

  • SPEED THE MUSE: A LOCK IN

  • TOUCH

  • BOY LOSES BALL [Sat Night Special]

  • MAINSTREAMED

  • TIMES TWO

  • HOMEOWNERS BLUES

  • STRANGE PASTEURIZATION

  • CINDERELLA WATLZ

  • TROJAN WOMEN

“Dr. Givings“                  Dir :

Torvald

 

 various

 

“Claudius”

 various

“Rank”

“Dale Pittman”

“Nafts”

“Ira”

“Richard”

 various

“Ceasar”

“Karl / Steve” (u/s)

 

“Gordon”

“Armando”

 

“Priest / Leader”

“Damis”

 various

 

“Rassenear”

 

“Til”

 

“Marco”

“Hollis”

 

“Allen”

 

“Richard Bradley”

 

“Provost”

 

“Andrey”

 

“Blind Man”

 

 various

 

“Bill Sr.”

 

 various

 

“Ephriam”

 

“Carl”

 

“Jerome”

 

“Billy”

 

“Calisto/Clind/Theo”

 

 chorus

 

“Bruce”

 

“Post”

 

 

“Baron Tuzenbach”

“Deaf Man”

 

“Bennie”

 

“The Boss”

 

“James”

 

“Dr. Bengali”

 

“Tedesco”

 

“Andy”

 

“Troll”

 

“Talthybius”

Harriet Power

Kyle Cassidey

Alicia  Chaison

David Stradley

 

Ben Smallen

 

Josh Hitchens

Joe Canuso

 

 

 

Jill Harrison

 

Seth Rozin

 

David O’Connor

 

Peter Reynolds

Aaron Oster

 

Jill Harrison (AD)

 

Jill Harrison

 

Ed Sobel

 

Greg DeCandia

 

Manu Delpech

 

Nathan Gabriel

 

David MacKaey

 

Brian Grace-Duff

 

Nathan Gabriel

Nathan Gabriel

 

 

Jill Harrison

 

Jill Harrison

 

Doug Wager

 

Dan Kern

 

Felipe Vegara

 

Ben Lloyd

 

Bud Martin

 

Edward Sobel

 

Adam Immerwahr

 

Jeff Paden

 

Andrew Merkel

 

Harriet Power

 

Harriet Power

 

Peter Reynolds

 

Dina Amin

 

Becka McFadden

 

 

Harriet Power

 

Lindsay Krieg

 

Michael Kleba

 

Karen DiLossi

 

Mimi K. Smith

 

Andrew Merkel

 

Andrew Merkel

 

KC MacMillan

 

Karen DiLossi

 

James J. Christy

Hedgerow Theatre, Rose Valley PA

Laurel Tree Films, Philadelphia PA

Cypress Knee Theatre Company, Lafayette LA

Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Wilmington DE

Delaware Theater Company, Wilmington DE

 

Ebenezer Maxwell Victorian Players, Philadelphia PA

 

Theatre Exile, Philadelphia PA

 

 

Ira Brind School New Play Festival, Philadelphia PA

Interact Theatre, Philadelphia PA

Tiny Dynamite Prods, Philadelphia PA

Mauckingbird Theater Company, Philadelphia PA

 

 

Philadelphia Artist’s Collective (PAC), Philadelphia PA

 

Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia PA

Simpatico Theatre, Philadelphia PA

Theatre Exile, Philadelphia PA

 

BCKSEET Productions, Philadelphia PA

 

Temple Repertory Theatre,  Philadelphia PA

 

Theatre Exile, Philadelphia PA

 

Nuyorican Poets Café, NYC

 

Philadelphia Dramatists Center, Philadelphia PA

Temple Theaters, Philadelphia PA

Temple Theaters, Philadelphia PA

 

 

Temple Theaters, Philadelphia PA

 

Philadelphia Bar Association, Philadelphia PA

 

Temple Repertory Theatre,  Philadelphia PA

 

Temple Repertory Theatre,  Philadelphia PA

 

Temple Theaters, Philadelphia PA

 

White Pines Productions, Elkins Park PA

 

Act II Playhouse, Ambler PA

 

Temple Theaters, Philadelphia PA

 

McCarter Theatre, Princeton NJ

 

Villanova Theatre, Villanova PA

 

Philadelphia Dramatists Center, Philadelphia PA

 

Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia PA

 

Villanova Theatre, Villanova PA

 

Villanova Theatre, Villanova PA

 

Villanova Theatre, Villanova PA

 

Beautiful Confusion, London UK (Prague Fringe)

Villanova Theatre, Villanova PA

 

Cardboard Box Collaborative (Philly Fringe)

 

Mainline Director’s Lab, Villanova PA

 

Madhouse Theatre Company, Philadelphia PA

 

Amaryllis Theatre Company, Philadelphia PA (Regional Tour)

                                                                  

Fried Casserole Prods, Philadelphia PA

Fried Casserole Prods, Philadelphia PA

Asylumsong Productions (Philly Fringe)

Allens Lane Theatre Company, Philadelphia PA

 

Villanova Theatre, Villanova PA

                                 *staged reading

                            

V O I C E  W O R K
  • SMALL VICTORIES (podcast)

      Audioverse Awards Nomination "Best Guest Performer in A New Production 2022"

  • GARLAND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT FILM (v/o)

  • HR TRAINING VIDEOS (commercial v/o)

  • THE HIDDEN GARDEN​ (stage production)​​

  • KALEIDOSCOPE (live radio broadcast)          

  • INTO THE BLUE (academic materials)    

Giovanni

     

narrator

 

narrator

”Gardener”

“Hollis”

 

“Orville Wright”

Nathan Gabriel

 

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Michael Eblee

Susan Miller

 

Keith Dorwick

Nathan Gabriel

Francesco Granieri

WCG Productions, Tampa, FL

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University of Louisiana (Commencement Video for Lifetime Achievement SPARK Winner James A. Garland)

University of Louisiana Human Resources (Onboarding, Benefits, etc.)

Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette LA (ArTech Fusion Festival)

Live - WMKV 89.3 FM broadcast, Cincinnati OH
Live - WMAU 88.5 FM Radio American University “The Big Broadcast”

Rockademics, Inc., Egg Harbor Township, NJ                        

Festival International de Louisiane, Lafayette LA 

 

Lafayette LA

 

 

University of Louisiana, Lafayette LA

Atlantic City NJ

Philadelphia PA

$60k Wyncote Launch Grant awarded to non-profit Directors Gathering

Manayunk PA

London UK

D I R E C T I N G
  • PETER AND THE STARCATCHER by R. Elice                          The English Theatre of Rome

  • THE TEMPEST by Shakespeare                                                                UL Performing Arts

  • ELECTRA by S. Ruhl                                                                  The English Theatre of Rome

  • COMPLETENESS by I Moses                                                                     UL Performing Arts

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  • ELECTRA by Sophocles                                                                              UL Performing Arts

      KCACTF Awards for "Meritorious Achievement in Ensemble Acting," "Excellence in Scenic Design,"

    "Excellence in Scenic Painting"

  • PARADISE DROWNED                  Climate Change Theatre Action / Arctic Cycle / UL-COA

                                                                        "Sardines" by M. Zbib, "Grazing Pasture Under Water" (devised)

  • SOLEAUX FEST 2017 (devised)                                      Festival International de Louisiane​

  • THE NORTH PLAN by J. Wells                                                                   UL Performing Arrts

      KCACTF Awards for "Meritorious Achievement in Ensemble Acting," "Excellence in Scenic Design,"

    "Excellence in Sound Design"

  • METAMORPHOSES by M. Zimmerman                                                   UL Performing Arts

      KCACTF Awards of Merit for "Excellence in Directing," "Excellence in Costume Design,"

     "Meritorious Achievements for Ensemble Acting (cast) and Theatrical Execution (crew)" 

  • SOLEAUX FEST 2016 (devised)                                      Festival International de Louisiane

  • COMIN FROM WHERE I’M FROM                                                     Ernest J. Gaines Center​

                               by E. Gaines, L. Hughes, T. Morrison

  • ART (en francaise) by Y. Reza                                                            University of Louisiana

      KCACTF Award of Merit for "Excellence in Scenic Design"

      Selected as showcase production for the 2015 Kennedy Center American College Theatre R6 Festival

  • MANUAL NOT INLCUDED (devised)                                                       UL Performing Arts

      KCACTF Awards of Merit for "Excellence in Ensemble Acting," "Excellence in Dramaturgy,"

     "Excellence in Original Score and Sound Design"

  • WHAT’S BEST FOR MIDDLETOWN* by S. Goodell                Philadelphia Primary Stages

  • AN EVENING IN NAPLES by Franco                                     Everybody Loves Italian Prods

                                                 

                                       

  • AMORE ITALIANO by Franco       Hammonton-San Gregorio Performing Arts Exchange

                                                                                         

  • MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN [abridged] by E. O’Neill             Villanova Second Stage

  • ZOO STORY by E. Albee                                                                      Villanova Second Stage

 

             CO-DIR CASUAL WORLD / INTIMATE HEART (devised)                                 Girasole Productions

        AD THE OUTGOING TIDE by B. Graham                                              Philadelphia Theatre Co.

     Barrymore Nominations for "Outstanding Overall Production of a Play," "Outstanding Direction of a Play,"

    "Best Actor," "Outstanding Set Design," "Outstanding Lighting Design"

Teatro Arciliuto, Roma IT

Burke Theatre, Lafayette LA

Teatro Arciliuto, Roma IT

Burke Theatre, Lafayette LA 

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The Awning at Cypress Lake, Lafayette LA

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On the Banks of the Vermillion River, Lafayette LA              

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The Hive / Cite Des Arts, Lafayette LA

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Burke Theatre, Lafayette LA

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Burke Theatre, Lafayette LA

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Theatre 810, Lafayette LA

Edith Garland Dupre Library, Lafayette LA

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Paul and Lulu Hilliard Art Museim

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Burke Theatre, Lafayette LA

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Philadelphia Dramatists Center, Philadelphia PA

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[international tour] PEA venues in Hammonton NJ, 

Roma, Florence, Assisi, Campania, Napoli, Siena, Tivoli IT    

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[regional and international tour] PEA venues in Hammonton NJ, 

Cape May Court House NJ, Wilmington DE, Roma IT, Campania IT 

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Vasey Theatre, Villanova PA

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Vasey Theatre, Villanova PA​

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Fringe Arts / Philadelphia Fringe, Philadelphia PA

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Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia PA

A R T I S T I C  L E A D E R S H I P 

SoLEAUX Fest (2016 - 2019)                                                                                        Producer

        

         Cypress Knee Theatre Co (2016 - 2018)                                      Associate Artistic Director

  founding company member

                                  PFAR Second Stage Series (2015 - )                                                                           Producer

            Marty Wilson Jr Art & Music Foundation (2020 - 2024)                                   Artist Liaison

        Directors Gathering (2013 - 2014)                                         Director of Communications/

                                                                      founding company member

        Vanity House Theatre Co (2007 - 2009)                                       Associate Artistic Director

        Beautiful Confusion Collective (2007 - 2009)                                             Artistic Associate

T R A I N I N G

    Master of Fine Arts (Acting), Temple University (2011)      

    Master of Arts (Dramaturgy), Temple University (2008)                                                         

 

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P E R F O R M A N C E  G A L L E R Y 
Metamorphoses Gallery



D I R E C T I N G  G A L L E R Y
M E T A M O R P H O S E S
By Mary Zimmerman | University of Louisiana
METAMORPHOSES : Extras
process archives
watch the making-of
ART (en francais) gallery
A R T  ( e n   f r a n ç a i s ) American francophone premiere
By Yazmina Reza | Hilliard  Art Museum 
ART : Extras
public radio interview
watch the making-of
S O L E A U X   F E S T
Festival International de Louisiane
C O M P L E T E N E S S
By Itamar Moses | University of Louisiana
E L E C T R A
By Sophocles | University of Louisiana
Electra : Extras
 © Carl C. Granieri 2018                                                         watch the trailer    
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process archives
The North Plan Gallery
T H E   N O R T H   P L A N
By Jason Wells | University of Louisiana
The North Plan : Extras
process archives
 © Carl C. Granieri 2017                                                        watch the trailer
P A R A D I S E   D R O W N E D 
Featuring work by  J. DeRouen, M. Zbib, and devised | Climate Change Theatre Action / The Arctic Cycle
M A N U A L   N O T   I N C L U D E D
devised | University of Louisiana
C A S U A L   W O R L D  /  I N T I M A T E   H E A R T
devised | Philadelphia Fringe Festival
M A R K E T I N G  S A M P L E S

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