Rev. Grant Garinger S.J.

Artistic Assistant Professor, Digital Media and Performing Arts

Courses Taught
Directing Theatre I
Advanced Directing
Directing for Screenwriters
Acting for the Camera
Exploring Acting through Film
Intro to Acting for Non-majors
Beginning Acting
Intermediate Acting
Intermediate Screen Acting
Film Production
Film History
Production Techniques
Introduction to Digital Media Production
Script & Continuity
Introduction to Scriptwriting
Television Performance
Theatre Appreciation

Education
M.F.A. in Directing for Theatre, Video, and Cinema, California Institute of the Arts (2002)
Master of Divinity, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (1996)
B.A. Philosophy and Painting, Saint Louis University (1989)

Why Marquette?
Marquette has always been like a second home to me. My mother worked here for many years, and my brother was an engineering student here. As a Jesuit I’ve done education classes here, and have stayed with the MU Jesuits many times during my formation since 1983. I was ordained a deacon in the Chapel of the Holy Family and a priest at Gesu. I’ve been privileged to work at MU in Campus Ministry, Residence Life at Mashuda Hall, and the Broadcasting and Threatre Departments, now known as the Department of Digital Media and Theatre Arts.

Research Interests
Directing for the Stage and the Moving Image
Film and Television Editing
Jesuit Spirituality

Professional Affiliations
Alpha Sigma Nu, 2003–present

Awards
Professor of the Year 2011, LMU Crimson & Blue Awards: Loyola Marymount University

Professional Work
"Escape with Sharks and Dancer," by Don Nigro

"My Children! My Africa!" by Athol Fugard

"Buried Child," by Sam Shephard

"Dead Guilty," by Richard Harris

“Oh, What A Bloody Good Friday: A Playful Mystery,” by Terry Boyle (directed a staged reading of this new play at the 34th Comparative Drama Conference in Los Angeles)

“The Spitting Image,” by Sophie Klein (directed a staged reading of this new play at the 34th Comparative Drama Conference in Los Angeles)

"Aftermath,” by Chris DiGiovanni (directed a staged reading of this play at Theatre West for New Works program in north Hollywood)

“Do Not Remove,” by Victoria Goring (directed this one act play as part of Acts On The Edge, an evening of original short plays produced by the Edgemar Theatre Group in Santa Monica )

“Violence Against Women” (wrote and directed four segments of this educational DVD project for HAVEN: Helping Abuse and Violence End Now, produced by Marquette University)