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Carol Damgen

Carol Damgen

Full Time Lecturer,


Full Time Lecturer
Theatre Arts
Office Phone(909) 537-7451
Office LocationPA-106

Office Hours

Monday: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Carol Damgen is a Senior Lecturer in the Theatre Arts Department at California State University, San Bernardino with an MFA in Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California, Riverside (UCR), and an Acting for the Camera/Scene Study Professional Program certificate from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  She began her acting career on stage at the age of nine. Theatre credits range from timeless favorites, Hamlet and The Seagull to contemporary works, Other Desert Cities and Circle Mirror Transformation. Most recently taking home awards for her performance as” Marty” in the Redlands Theatre Festival’s production of Circle Mirror Transformation and as director of Beauty and the Beast at the Historic California Theatre.  As a director she has presented many regional and university productions, such as: Beauty and the Beast, Clue, God of Carnage, Into the Woods, Fiddler on the Roof, The Great Gatsby, Mamma Mia, The Music Man, Noises Off, Oliver, Private Lives. South Pacific and To Kill a Mockingbird to name a few. She is a member of SAG/AFTRA and the Dramatist Guild. Carol has earned two Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Regional Awards for direction and playwriting. As a playwright, her three award winning original shows, The Twists and Turns of Edgar Allan Poe, Jackie Robinson: An American Dream and Grimm Tales were produced at CSUSB and travelled throughout the Inland Empire school districts.  She was awarded CSUSB’s Outstanding Lecturer in the College of Arts and Letters in 2016. Notably, her latest prize-winning works, Here We Are and Private School are currently streaming on YouTube and Prime Video. Currently, she wrapped a sci-fi feature film production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and is going into her 3rd season, as an ensemble member, in the cult classic-Delusion-a horror interactive theatrical experience celebrating its 12th season. Additionally, Carol is a resident director for the Temecula Valley Players in Old Town Temecula. She proudly serves as the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Coordinator for the Theatre Arts Department.


MFA-Writing for the Performing Arts-UCR

MA-Teaching English as a Second Language-CSUSB

MA-Communication Studies-CSUSB

BA-Theatre Arts-Acting emphasis-CSUSB

Certificate-Acting for the Camera/Scene Study/Professional Program-UCLA 

National Certificate-Course in Teaching Effective Practices-ACUE


 Audition and Interview Prep., Improvisation, Intro to Theatre, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Studies in Dramatic Literature, Theatre in the Classroom and World Drama


Writing, Performance and Storytelling

Research and Teaching Interests

Acting, Writing, Directing and Critical Analysis