Dan Carter holds theatre degrees from Illinois State and Florida State universities, studied at the American Conservatory Theatre, apprenticed at the Alley Theatre, and made his professional debut in Theatre Company of Boston’s Richard III, starring Al Pacino. He served as President of the National Association of Schools of Theatre and the National Theatre Conference and as Dean of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. He is a recipient of the Society of American Fight Directors’ Patrick Crean Award. For twenty-two years he served as Professor and Director of the Penn State School of Theatre and Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Centre Stage. Previously, he was Associate Dean of the School of Theatre at Florida State and Chair of the Department of Theatre at Illinois State and Producing Director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. He has been a free-lance theatre artist during this time, working in New York and throughout the country as actor, director, fight director, and stage manager. He is currently focused on dramatic writing.
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