P. Carl is the Director and co-founder of HowlRound—a think tank and knowledge commons actively making community among theatremakers worldwide through online resource sharing and in-person gatherings. Carl is also the co-artistic director of ArtsEmerson at Emerson College where he develops, dramaturgs, and presents an eclectic array of theatre from diverse artists from around the globe. Operating from the core belief that theatre is for everyone, Carl seeks to use the power of live performance in concert with opportunities for international dialogue and activism to foster personal and political transformation through the shared experience of art. Carl is a Distinguished Artist in Residence on the Emerson faculty, and a frequent writer and speaker on the evolution of theater practice and theory. He is the former Producing Artistic Director of the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, the former Director of Artistic Development at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, and holds a PhD in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society from the University of Minnesota.
In this installment of the series From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector, P. Carl interviews Alison Carey of Cornerstone Theater Company about how to open up the conversation about diversity and inclusion in the theatre.
In this installment of the series From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector, P. Carl interviews poet Claudia Rankine on the negotiation of the contradiction that often arises between beauty and the truth.
In this installment of the series From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector, P. Carl connects the abundance of new plays with the need to embrace diversity in the theatre.
P. Carl reveals his personal journey with theatre through the lens of confessions, contradictions, and beauty.