Alumni: Carol Damgen

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Carol DamgenCarol Damgen teaches courses in Acting, Creative Drama, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Intro to Theatre and Readers Theatre. Before joining the Theatre Arts faculty at California State University, she established the courses: Oral Interpretation of Literature and Readers Theatre along with an annual Readers Theatre Showcase and Special Playreading Series at a local college. Carol began her acting career on stage at the age of nine. Theatre credits include: Agnes of God, A Christmas Carol, The Children’s Hour, The Clandestine Marriage, Cliffhanger, Cinderella, Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Enchanted April, Jake’s Women, The Miser, The Mousetrap, Reynard the Fox and Richard III—to name a few. She has won three Inland Theatre League Awards for Acting and most recently won ITL’s Founders Award for her performance in Enchanted April at the Ramona Hillside Playhouse. She currently is a member of the acting company—Redlands Theatre Festival—performing major musicals, contemporary and classic works each summer. Carol has performed in numerous film and television productions and has had countless years of training in acting for the camera and acting for stage & film. She has directed many modern and classic local productions, recently staging Becky’s New Car for Redlands Theatre Festival, To Kill a Mockingbird and Almost, Maine for RHP, A Christmas Carol for PAPA, Agatha Christie’s The Hollow for CAST and Charlotte’s Web for Riverside Community Players. She holds both a BA and MA from CSUSB. She has been a member of Screen Actors Guild since 1996. Additionally, she is a member of RIMS-California Arts Project and gets tremendous joy in volunteering at local schools to promote Readers Theatre in the Classroom.