Carl Wallnau is currently Artistic Director of the Centenary Stage Company, an equity theatre located
on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ where he is also Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Chairman of the Fine Arts Department.
He has worked at numerous regional theatres including Paper Mill Playhouse, Second Stage in NYC, People’s Light, The
Lark Theatre, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Bristol Riverside, Forum Theatre, Premiere Stages, Orlando
Shakespeare Company, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Foothills Playhouse and 14 months on the road with the First National
Tour of Titanic.
He has directed numerous productions including the world premieres of Poetry of
Pizza, Inventing Montana and The Tillie Project and New Jersey premieres of Below The Belt,
Square One and Marvin's Room. He has been cited for outstanding direction in productions of Springtime
For Henry, Engaged and Pygmalion and has directed in numerous regional theatres including Hartford
Theatre Works and Musical Theatre Works.
He received his MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross School
of the Arts and is married to his favorite actress Colleen Smith Wallnau for whom he wrote the play Mary Todd... A Woman Apart. The play completed successful runs at Centenary Stage Company in March 2001 and Off-Broadway at the Samuel Beckett theatre
on Theatre Row in May 2003. Mary Todd... A Woman Apart is now available for touring.