Douglas C. Wager is a Professor of Theater. He is best known for his work as a director, having spent over three decades in the profession prior to joining the Temple Theater faculty in 2004. Mr. Wager is the former Artistic Director of the Arena Stage in Washington, DC, where he served for twenty-five seasons as resident director and producer. He is the recipient of three Helen Hayes awards and thirteen nominations for Outstanding Director. His work has been seen in New York, both on and off Broadway, and at major regional theaters across the country including The Mark Taper Forum, The Guthrie Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, Washington Opera and The Shakespeare Theater in Washington, DC, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Yale Repertory Theater. Internationally, he has directed for the Chichester Festival Theater in England. Mr. Wager also directed the series premiere and several episodes of "The Lot" for the AMC television network, which received several Emmy nominations in its inaugural season.