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Meet Our Staff!

Our staff of theatre professionals work tirelessly to provide CSC patrons with the highest quality of professional theatre, live music and dance events.

Carl Wallnau

Artistic Director


He is currently Artistic Director of the Centenary Stage Company, an equity theatre located on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ where he is also Professor of Theatre Arts and Chairman of the Fine Arts Department.

Recent acting credits include Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Van Helsing in Dracula and Serge in Art for Centenary Stage, and Willy Clark in The Sunshine Boys for Bristol Riverside.


He has worked at numerous regional theatres including Paper Mill Playhouse, Second Stage in NYC,  York Theatre in NYC, People’s Light, The Lark Theatre, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Forum Theatre, Bristol Riverside  Premiere Stages, Orlando Shakespeare Company, Theatre 1812, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Foothills Playhouse and 14 months on the road with the First National Tour of TITANIC. 


He has directed over sixty  productions including The English Bride, which  had its  NY premiere at 59e59 and the world premieres of Poetry of Pizza, Inventing Montana and The Tillie Project and New Jersey premieres of Below The Belt, Square One and Marvin's Room. He has been cited for outstanding direction in productions of Springtime For Henry, Engaged, The Ladies Man, Deathtrap and Pygmalion and has directed in numerous regional theatres including Hartford Theatre Works and Musical Theatre Works.


He received his MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and is married to his favorite actress Colleen Smith Wallnau for who he wrote the play MARY TODD A WOMAN APART that had a successful off Broadway run in 2004.

Christopher Young

General Manager


Served as the Centenary Stage Company Marketing and Social Media Manager for 5 years. 


An M.F.A. graduate from the Professional Actor Training Program of Ohio University. While at Ohio University, Chris performed in several main stage and studio productions including, Holiday, Proof, Dianna of Dobson, The Idiot, Spike Heels and the world premiere workshop of War is F**king Awesome by NYC's Vampire Cowboys. Chris spent two summer seasons, 2010 and 2012, as a company actor with the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham, Massachusetts. In 2011, Chris was a resident actor with the Oxford Shakespeare Festival in Oxford, Mississippi and the title character in Valley Young Company's production of Hamlet in New Brunswick, Canada. Other credits include work with Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, 12 Miles West Theatre Co., Alliance Repertory Theatre and Vampire Cowboys (NYC). CSC credits include; Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Learned Ladies, Start Down, The Nether, Harvey, The Liar and Quartermaine's Terms. Recent film credits include; Hunter's Weekend, My Dad and Bob Todd, Hotel (winner Best Actor, Atlantic City Cinefest and streaming on Amazon Prime), Jess Archer Vs. (streaming on Amazon Prime) and Star Crossed Lovers (streaming on Amazon Prime). 

Chris is an alumnus of Centenary University where he earned a B.A. in Theatre with a concentration in performance. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Centenary University Theatre Department and a member of Actor's Equity Association. 

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