David   Carren

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABS 148
Phone: (956) 665-2634
Email: david.carren@utrgv.edu
Website: www.imdb.com/name/nm0140170/

Mr. David Carren

Career screenwriter/producer/director with over 200 credits, including Stargate and Star Trek. Has also written for the stage and is a published novelist.





Selected Publications


  • David Carren. "Description of Department of Theatre," Ediburg, Texas: College of Fine Arts, 1, no. 1 November 2017: 31.

  • David Carren. "The Clever Girl," Part of Wring Texas Anthology. Austin, Teaxs: Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers; Lamar University, 2015-2016, September 2016.

  • David Carren. No Power on Earth. McAllen, Texas: Roswell Books, 2014.

  • David Carren. The Small World of Big Western.. 2013.

  • David Carren. Now Write! Screenwriting.. July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2013.

  • David Carren. Kubrick's Small World/Big Ideas.. March 2013.

  • David Carren. “My Hour With Alfred”. CINESOURCE, June 2012.

  • David Carren. “Big Ideas in a Small World: Trapped by Alfred Hitchcock”. CINESOURCE, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2011.

  • David Carren. Foundlings. September 2009.

  • David Carren. Foundlings . BLOOD LOTUS JOURNAL, 4, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2007.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • David Carren. Option Extension: 17 Mile Drive Original Screenplay, Stichting 2 D Cinema, $5,000.00 (2017-10-01)



Selected Presentations


  • Amy Becker-Chambles, David Carren, Carlton Nelson, "Comics and Characters ," Omnicon X, A-Kon, McAllen TX (August 2017)

  • David Carren. "Panel-Pedagogy," TACWT Conference, Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers, San Antonio (September 2016)

  • David Carren. "Creative Screenwrting Tools," University Film and Video Association Conference (UFVA), UFVA, Las Vegas (August 2016)

  • David Carren. "Freedom and Pirates," University Film and Video Association Conference (UFVA), UFVA, Las Vegas (August 2016)

  • David Carren. "The Clever Girl and Yellow Fever," Saturdays at the Museum, Weslaco Museum, Weslaco (February 2016)

  • David Carren. "Scene Workshop," Scene Workshop, PACT, UTRGV (June 2015)

  • David Carren. "Fall in Love with UTPA," Mock Script writing Class, Edinburg, Texas (2014)

  • David Carren. "Central Middle School.," Theatre Area Presentation., Weslaco, TX. (2014)

  • David Carren. "The Evolution of Writing Science Fiction Television, 1970-2000's and A career in Creativity ," Kishicon Anime Convention, Weslaco, TX. (2013)

  • David Carren. Scene Workshop at PACT Conference, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX. (2013)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Marilyn Carren "Deconstructing Myths of Blaming the Victim," (2016)

  • David Carren. "Hunter's Moon," UTRGV. Edinburg (2015)

  • David Carren. "Acted, wrote and directed adaptation of Franz Kafka’s short story, A Report to an Academy, for the stage," IMAS/UTPA Theatre Program Edinburg, Texas (2014)

  • David Carren. "Staged Reading, original play, Hunter’s Moon, Studio Theatre," UTPA Theatre Program Edinburg, Texas (2014)

  • David Carren. "Persona Displayed in Stefan Falke's Presentation, La Frontera: Artists Alone the US Mexican Border at International Museum of Art & Science. ," La Frontera: Artists Alone the US Mexican Border at International Museum of Art & Science. (2014)

  • David Carren. "Actor, Staged Reading, original play, Calisto by Alex Ramirez, Studio Theatre," UTPA Theatre Program Edinburg, Texas (2013)

  • David Carren. "Main Stage production of original play, Hollyweird," UTPA Theatre Program Edinburg, Texas (2013)

  • David Carren. "Actor, Santa, Main Stage production of Golden Cowebs by Brian Warren & Marlene Galvan," UTPA Theatre Program Edinburg, Texas (2012)

  • David Carren. "Director, Main Stage production of The Nerd by Larry Shue," UTPA Theatre Program Edinburg, Texas (2011)

  • David Carren. "Staged Reading, original screenplay, Waiting for Sandoval, Studio Theatre," UTPA Theatre Program Edinburg, Texas (2011)

Current Courses

THTF 5304 01 - Scriptwriting:
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THTF 4315 01 - Scriptwriting Stage & Screen:
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THTF 3315 01 - Hist & Signif of Motion Pictur:
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