Carl earned his MA in Producing Film and Video from American University and his MFA in Directing from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He completed his production thesis, Futureproof by Lynda Radley to rave reviews. Carl is currently serving as the Associate Artistic Director for The Washington Stage Guild in DC. He has worked in many aspects of theatre including Director, Choreographer, Actor, and Special Effects Make Up Artist for over 30 years. A proud member of SDC (associate member), AEA and SAG-AFTRA Carl served as the Balto/Washington AEA Liaison for six years.  His directing credits include productions of  A Chorus Line , My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls and Terra Nova (winner best director, Burlington Footlighter’s in NJ. He is also the producer, writer and director for the film, Never Dream, The Beginning.  Film acting credits include leading roles such as Gabriel Utterson in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,  Satan in Fall of the Morningstar, Devlin the Destroyer in Sorcerers of Stonehenge School, and  Gordon in Nocturne. TV credits include lead roles in episodes of The Prosecutors on the Discovery Channel, Civil War Combat on the History Channel and Special Forces; GSG-9 on the Learning Channel.  Theatre credits include performances at the Kennedy Center (Shear Madness), Bobby in the 2nd National Tour of A Chorus Line, the Fulton Opera House, Fort Salem, Signature, MetroStage, Henlopen Theatre Project, Wayside, Round House (Helen Hayes Award, A Prayer for Owen Meany), Ford's, Washington Stage Guild, Imagination Stage and Olney Theatre (Helen Hayes for A Chorus Line). Carl was choreographer and lead dancer with Illusionist John Bundy and Morgan in their Halloween special Spooktacular on Tour for over 6 years.  As owner of Dragon Fire FX, he is an award winning make-up and effects artist. His make-up designs have been seen in productions of The Jungle Book (winner best make-up in NJ), The Wizard of Oz, Into The Woods, Spooktacular, national commercials including Chevy Trucks with Cal Ripkin, Jr. and numerous independent feature films , such as Never Dream the Beginning (TIVA DC award), Nocturne, The Suffering, and Dark Therapy as well as the DC promo of AMC's The Walking Dead.

Upcoming Directing Projects


All Save One by Greg Jones Ellis

Washington Stage Guild

Fall 2018

Participating Director

DC Queer Theatre Festival

November 2018

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