Carl grew up in the small town of Hawley, MN where he started performing in high school plays, church skits, family productions with his Aunt Julie (see picture below), and summers at Trollwood Performing Arts School. Carl attended the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point where he graduated with a BFA in Acting. Carl currently resides in Minneapolis, MN and has performed at various theaters around the city. He has also performed at multiple theaters throughout the country while on the National Tour of
NOEL the Musical. When not performing Carl works at Starbucks and as a speech coach at Eastview High School. Carl is also an avid golfer, movie enthusiast, and is obsessed with the show Survivor.
Silent Sky, Theatre Pro Rata
"Charmingly played by Swanson,
Peter's halting intimacy grounds
the science in humanity."
welcome enthusiasm to an environment
that can seem a little academic."
May 10th - 21st
Carl will be filming Sanctified! Sanctified is a period western that will be filmed in the Bad Lands of North Dakota. Look for first rough screening at the Twin Cities Film Festival.
February 22nd - March 8th
Carl will be playing Peter Shaw in Theatre Pro Rata's production of Silent Sky. This site specific production will be performed in the observatory of the Bell Museum.
November 8th - January 5th, 2019
Carl is very excited to be making his debut at the Children's Theatre Company this Christmas in their production of Cinderella!
September 6th - 29th, 2019:
Carl is thrilled to be returning to Lyric Arts for the regional premier of Bright Star!
August 2nd - 10th, 2019: Carl is joining the cast of Atlas ¯\_(ツ)_/¯: An Objective Musical. A part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival!