Stage Director




Charlie is currently associate director on the Merry Wives of Windsor at the Folger Theatre in DC.





Page Master Lys Page Master Imo Page Master Les Page Master Silks Screen Shot 2018-07-24 at 11.23.48 AM Directing Resume Screen Shot 2019-07-01 at 11.22.08 AM


The Game of Love and Chance, by Marivaux and adapted by Stephen Wadsworth, is a classic French farce, performed in English in contemporary vernacular, complete with door slamming, mistaken identities, secret trysts, and the war between the sexes raging across the stage.   It ran at Open Door Repertory Company in Oak Park from January 17 through February 23rd.  


Critical Reception:

  • "Director Charlie Marie McGrath gets everything right. The cast is exemplary and their split-second timing is amazing.  There's also a candle trick that you have to see to believe."   - Myrna Petlicki, Oak Leaves via


  • "The fast-paced show about tangled courtships is tightly directed by Charlie Marie McGrath. The comedy works successfully because of the precision of the ensemble. It's risque and raucous and the cast is charming.  " - Doug Deuchler, Wednesday Journal


Game of Love and Chance

The Game of Love and Chance was invited for a remount production at Dead Writers Theatre Company.  The show opened on October 14, 2014.