Donald Carrier named associate director of MFA acting program

In September, Donald Carrier will join the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House Master of Fine Arts (MFA) acting program as its new associate director. Carrier has acted, taught and directed at regional theatres throughout the country, including The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Old Globe, The Shakespeare Theatre and The Intiman; he also spent nine years as a company member of Stratford Shakespeare Festival and two years at Shaw Festival Theatre.

“Donald Carrier comes to us with a wealth of professional experience that will be of great benefit to the MFA Program over the coming years,” said Ron Wilson, director of the program.  “We look forward to having him on board.”

As associate director, Carrier will serve as the primary liaison to the university on matters concerning the MFA Acting Program, in addition to directing MFA productions, assisting with curriculum planning, supervising and evaluating the training of the Graduate Ensemble and serving as a master teacher and adviser.

“What excites me most about what I can bring to this position is the fact that I’ve worked across the country and have a sense of what is out there and what is really required for a young actor to be successful, or to at least possess the knowledge to be pro-active,” Carrier said.