The MSUM Theatre Arts Department welcomes Dr. Patrick Carriere to their faculty. Carriere’s studies of performance have taken him (among other places) to Japan, Russia, Stratford-upon-Avon (England), Greece and Cyprus. He has worked in over forty productions, and in four different languages (Japanese, Russian, Greek and English). He has also studied post-colonial theatre, Native American theatre, international theatre, performance, directing and scenography. He has taught at the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University and Bemidji State University.

He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in Theater History and Criticism and holds a Ph.D. from KU in 2010, in which he earned honors for his groundbreaking dissertation that explored the mystical foundations of Stanislavski’s system.  He has an undergraduate degree (BA) from Carleton College in Biology, where he also did work in Asian Studies. He also has a B.A. and B.S. from Bemidji State University, in Theatre (with a Theatre Production minor) and Education with degrees in General Science and Life Science.
His most recent directing credits include Macbeth, The Inspector General (which he also translated), Urinetown, The Glass Menagerie, Twelfth Night, No More Peace, Cabaret, The Crucible, Man of La Mancha, The Butcher of Baraboo, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has directed for Bemidji State University, University of Kansas, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Thunderbird Theatre as well as internationally in Japan and Greece. He was the 2008 Region V Faculty Fellow for the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival held in Washington DC, and serves on the regional selection team for KCACTF. He is currently the Region V Chair for the National Playwriting Program with KCACTF. Patrick is member of the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA), and he is pursuing teaching certification in the technique.