Department of Theatre

Ed Wagenseller

Ed Wagenseller is an Actor/Director and has been serving The Department of Theatre as Lecturer in Acting and Directing since 2000. He received his MFA in acting from UNC Chapel Hill's Department of Dramatic Art Professional Actor Training Program in 1995. It was there where Ed studied and honed his craft on stage as a repertory actor with Playmakers Repertory Company. Since his departure from graduate school, Ed's passion for the stage has been primarily as a director, while he continues to perform for film, television, and commercials as an actor. Ed has directed over 14 productions for UNCW and has been awarded Best Director by the StarNews Media group on three separate occasions. As an actor, Ed has appeared in feature films alongside Ben Stiller, Haley Joel Osment, Will Farrell, Moira Kelly and DB Sweeney. Ed teaches all levels of Acting within the performance focus along with Directing, Senior Seminar and Audition Techniques. He is a proud graduate of UNCW and loves calling Wilmington his home. For more information about Ed, you may visit his website at