Charles Gorden, M.F.A.

Associate professor of theatre
(570) 961-4517
SLV Room 219
gorden@marywood.edu

Theatre Program Director

Chuck Gorden is an Associate Professor and Director of the Theatre Program at Marywood University. He holds an M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Oklahoma and a B.A. in Performing Arts from Park College. Previously, he was a tenured, Associate Professor for the University of Texas at El Paso. While there, he served as the Head of Directing and Production Coordinator for the Department of Theatre and Dance. Prior to that, he was the Head of the MFA Directing Program at the University of Arkansas.

At UTEP, he directed numerous productions including The Three Musketeers, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Threepenny Opera, Macbeth, Othello, and Anna in the Tropics, among others. In Kansas City, Missouri, he served as the Artistic Director for two professional AEA theatre companies, Actors Ensemble and Gypsy Theatre. He is a member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, Dramatists Guild and has worked on over 100 professional productions in theaters across the country. He is a recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Gold medallion for service as well as the Region VI Director’s Choice Award for his production of Anna in the Tropics.

As a playwright, his one-act play Guarding the Bridge is a recipient of the KCACTF John Cauble Short Play Award, is published by Samuel French and was performed at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre in Washington, D.C.