by Diana Scott
Dr. Donald Elwell
Elwell radiates enthusiasm for his new position as theater instructor
and program director for Carroll Community College. "Just the
mere idea of coming here was exciting. I'm pleased to be
in the position of building a theater program from beginning to
end. It's exhilarating to put your stamp on something and, hopefully,
have it turn out even better than your previous efforts."
Prior to his arrival at Carroll, Dr. Elwell was an instructor
at Monmouth College, Illinois, and director of his own company,
the Greylight Theater of Illinois. The Greylight was an educational
theater that featured the works of new playwrights.
After beginning his career in Florida, touring and directing shows
for musical theater companies, he moved to Los Angeles. While at
Citrus College he founded their technical theater program.
At Carroll, he will be teaching THTR 101, Intro-duction to the
Theater; THTR 110, Acting; and THTR 125, Theater Practicum. The
Practicum is designed to allow students to participate in Carroll's
theater productions, either on stage or behind the scenes.
Donald Elwell earned his B.A. in Theater and Speech at Stetson
University and his M.A. in Theater at Florida State University.
He completed his Ph.D. in Theater at The Union Institute in 1997.