Roald Martinsen

Technical Director

Jamie Pringle

Theatre Director

ROALD MARTINSEN graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Speech/Theatre.  It was under the direction of Dr. Jerry Davis he received his training in Scenic Design.  As the Co-Director at Carroll Senior High School, Roald has directed all of the Haunted Houses, Unexpected Tenderness, William Shakespeare’sTwelfth Night, Meredith Willson’s The Music ManAnne of the Thousand DaysThe Philadelphia Story, Deborah Brevoort’s The Women of Lockerbie, which advanced to the UIL One Act Play Regional Competition and finished in the top-12 schools for the State of Texas, and The Pajama Game, the 2007 Casa Manana Betty Lynn Buckley Award Winner for Best Musical, among others.  He has also coached the UIL State Theatrical Design team for Carroll, whose students have advanced to the State competition in Austin for four consecutive years.

As a second year teacher, Roald coached the Millikan Middle School Performing Arts Academy and Magnet Acting and Tech Theatre competitors to three first place titles in the 2002-2003 Drama Teachers Association of Southern California Fall and Spring Drama Festivals.  He followed this accomplishment with seven first place titles in the 2003 – 2004 Festivals. Roald also authored a one-man show highlighting the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe in which he performed for the Los Angeles Unified School District’s YS Care program for at-risk children.  This project was produced by Enrichment Works for the 2002-2005 School Tour Series.

As an actor, writer, director, and professional clown Roald has appeared in nearly 100 plays.  His favorite stage roles include: George inGeorge M!, Johnathan in Pillow Talk, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s DreamMalvolio in The Hudson Guild’s acclaimed production of Twelfth Night, Matt in The Fantastiks, Artie in House of Blue Leaves, and Jerry in Zoo Story.  His television roles include The Bold and the Beautifuland America’s Most Wanted.  His starring film roles include Larry in Thugs, which was shown at the USA Film Festival and the Fort Worth Film Festival.  He has also starred in Red Lion, Young Queen, and GoatmanThe Movie.

Roald enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and playing with his son, Aksel.  Roald believes in leading by example: Always do your best in everything you attempt to do!

MS. JAMIE PRINGLE is excited to begin her 20th year teaching Acting and Directing at Carroll Senior High School alongside the amazing and talented Mr. Martinsen. She is thrilled to be in CISD because they're known statewide for their support of the fine arts and all of their students./font>

Ms. Pringle holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Texas at Arlington. A once full time actress, Ms. Pringle has toured the U.S. in the National tours of SOUTH PACIFIC and CINDERELLA. She has performed on some of the most prestigious stages in our area including Dallas Summer Musicals, Casa Manana, Bass Hall, Theatre Three, Lyric Stage, & Dallas Children’s Theatre. She continues to maintain her professional directing career locally in addition to presenting acting workshops around the country./font>

In 2005 Ms. Pringle was honored with the Baynard H. Friedman HERO AWARD and named OUTSTANDING THEATRE TEACHER OF THE YEAR in North Texas. Other awards and achievements include: Distinguished Teacher Awards, Column Award - Best Actress, UIL OAP achievements, numerous Betty Buckley Awards and nominations, and accolades for her work in educational theatre./font>

In addition to teaching high school at South Grand Prairie and Trinity High Schools, Ms. Pringle was, most recently, the Director of Theatre at the Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy. Over the past 20 years, she has taught acting, directing, musical theatre, technical theatre, special needs theatre, theatre production, and the International Baccalaureate theatre curriculum./font>

Ms. Pringle is also an active member of the Actors Equity Association and the Texas Educational Theatre Association./font>

Ms. Pringle met her husband, actor Greg Dulcie, in 1997 when he was playing Prince Charming in a production of INTO THE WOODS... they are now living "happily ever after" with their 7 year daughter, Finley.