Actor II Director II Fight Choreographer
Teacher II Author
Are you here for business or leisure?
If business, let’s cut to the chase: I am a professional actor and fight choreographer.
In the academic world, I am a performance teacher, stage director, guest artist and workshop presenter, and fight guy.
My book, The Actor As Fire And Cloud is being used in a number of Christian university and college theatre departments. It’s a book that anchors the craft of acting in a biblical worldview, encouraging actors of faith to grow their artistic skills, while unlocking encouragement and insights from the Word of God.
I can teach a class, lead a workshop or engage in a discussion on a number of the book’s many topics.
If this is a leisure visit, then let me tell you my story.
I spent 22 years in higher education teaching undergraduate courses in all realms of performance. I exited that career after 20 years at the University of Central Missouri, serving as their Chair of the School of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Head of Theatre and Dance.
While at UCM I directed 40 main stage productions, coached dozens of actors to the Region V KCACTF Irene Ryan Finals, 3 of whom won the region, and 1 who was the national winner.
Along the way, I retained my status as a SAG/Equity actor, doing professional commercial, film, and stage work, and was the resident fight choreographer for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
I currently live in St. Louis, MO and pursue professional and academic freelance projects locally, regionally and nationally. I am also the on camera and VO spokesperson for Communication Federal Credit Union out of Oklahoma City, OK.