CHARLES KARCHMER is an award-winning director and coach who has been active in New York and regional theatre for over thirty-five years. After graduating from Dartmouth College, he studied with Joseph Papp at Columbia University. Subsequent studies with Curt Dempster led to his becoming a founding member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre. In addition to numerous shows and readings at EST (including Marathon productions of The Undefeated Rhumba Champ with Christine Baranski, and Landscape with Waitress,) his work in New York includes productions at The Juilliard School, the Atlantic Theatre Acting School, Playwrights Horizons (where he directed Wendy Wasserstein's first NY production), Manhattan Punch Line, Ark Theatre, American Jewish Theatre and Young Playwrights Festival. Karchmer's production of Love! Valour! Compassion! for the Philadelphia Theatre Company garnered five Barrymore Awards, including Outstanding Direction of a Play. His many regional credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Syracuse Stage, Portland Stage, Pioneer Memorial Theatre and others.