Department of Theatre

Charles Grimes

Dr. Charles Grimes (B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.A. Villanova University, PhD New York University) joined the Theatre faculty in 2008. He teaches Introduction to Theatre, Script Analysis, and modern drama as well as theatre-related courses in UNCW's Honors College. He is the author of Harold Pinter's Politics: A Silence Beyond Echo (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2006) and ten articles on modern and contemporary playwrights in publications such as The Pinter Review and the SHAW Annual. He has directed over 30 productions, including plays by Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, Shakespeare, Pinter, Chekhov, and Beckett. Since 2010 he has served as faculty advisor to the undergraduate theatre organization STAGE Co. He is Managing Editor of METHODs, a journal dedicated to the discussion of acting and best practices in actor training. He is dramaturg for all Department of Theatre productions and in this capacity wrote a new adaptation of Ibsen's The Wild Duck produced by the Department. While not at UNCW, he teaches for Deep Springs College and the Telluride Association.

Dr. Grimes next directs the Thalian Association's production of Death of A Salesman for a February 2016 run at the Red Barn Studio Theatre.


Prom, UNCW Theatre 2012


Lecture on The Birthday Party


Moonlight, Harold Pinter


Ticket, film by Adam Getz


They dared me to put a box on my head


Cast and crew of The Room