Phone: (914) 633-2629
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 3:15 - 5:15 pm
(please email for appointment)
Professor Carlyon has directed plays at the University of Michigan, Flint where he was an Assistant Professor of Theatre. His directing credits include Waiting for Godot, Noises Off, and Glass Menagerie. He has published on circus, Shakespeare, 19th-century history and performance, and Huckleberry Finn. He wrote Dan Rice: The Most Famous Man You've Never Heard Of, a biography and cultural history on the overlap of performance and politics in the 1800's. Professor Carlyon also gives public talks for the New York Council for the Humanities.
He is an Equity actor, most recently playing the Gravedigger in Hamlet in NYC, and was a clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. A playwright, he co-wrote a rhymed-verse adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's Mirandolina, produced at the Virginia Museum Theater. He holds a BA from the University of Michigan, and a PhD from Northwestern University. He served as a military policeman in the United States Army.