Greg Carlisle teaches Voice and Articulation, Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, Directing, Introduction to the Theatre, Acting Techniques, Acting electives, Stage Movement, and Playwriting in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance. For MSU Theatre he has directed The Laramie Project, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, August: Osage County, Medea, The Seagull, Endgame, The Learned Ladies, Three Days of Rain, and the premiere of String Geese Fish Rain. He was British Accent Coach for Berkeley Square and Shakespearean Dialogue Coach for The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. He has also directed at the University of Kentucky, at the University of Louisville, and in Huntsville, Alabama.
Greg has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of Louisville and has performed in MSU Theatre productions of The Comedy of Errors, Take Ten, and Man of La Mancha. He has acted in Mississippi, Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, and Kentucky and has appeared in Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, and Macbeth at the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Louisville from 1998 to 2002.
Greg is the author of two books of literary criticism published by Sideshow Media Group Press: Nature's Nightmare: Analyzing David Foster Wallace's Oblivion (August 2013) and Elegant Complexity: A Study of David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest (2007). He was an invited panelist at a Wallace tribute event at the University of Arizona in May 2009 and contributed an essay to the Wallace tribute issue of the Sonora Review published on that occasion. Greg was the keynote speaker for the Consider David Foster Wallace conference hosted by the University of Liverpool in July 2009. His speech is included as the Introduction to Consider David Foster Wallace: Critical Essays (2010), a document of the conference published by SSMG Press.
Greg is married to Laurie Couch, who teaches in the Department of Psychology. They live with their cat Lansing and their three daughters: Caroline, Piper, and Lila.
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