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Dale did a McDonald's Commercial when he was 10                 (He thinks he was paid in hamburgers)                                & has been hooked on SHOW BIZ ever since.                                                                    A FULL CAREER has FOLLOWED

 

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 CV    2016                                                                                                                         PROFILE

  • Full Professional Career in" 
  • ACTING (100+ roles) 
  • DIRECTING (70+ shows),
  • TEACHING, (full programs)
  • MAKE-UP ARTIST (125+)
  • WRITER, PRODUCER
  • 25+ Years Teaching a wide variety of courses  Theater, Film, Television
  • 20+ Years experience running Two Not-for-profit Theater Companies

 

EDUCATION

>BFA Acting, University of Illinois- Urbana, Illinois       Summa cum Laude

> 2 yr. Master Acting Teacher Training Program- Wisdom Bridge: Edward Kaye-Martin   Chicago

>3 yr. Professional Actor Training Program-        Wisdom Bridge: Edward Kaye-Martin   Chicago

>Kabuki Theater Master Training-   Shozo Sato, Urbana, Illinois

>Master Classic Actor Training- Sir Peter Wood, National Theater London

>On-going Workshops in Professional areas: Acting, Directing, Makeup, Writing

 

>UNION AFFILIATION

*AEA Actors Equity Association   25+ years

*SAG-AFTRA    25+ years

*P-FAC: Part-Time Faculty Union, Columbia College

*NEA: National Education Association,        *Member :National Thespian Society

 

>TEACHING EXPERIENCE

*Theater & TV Departments Columbia College, Chicago    Adjunct Faculty    Acting/Makeup

*Theater Department Roosevelt University, Chicago   Part Time Faculty                  

* FastTrack Master Degree Program: Makeup   + Substitute Teacher: Acting

*The Artistic Home Training Program, Chicago     Master Teacher                                                       *The Fourth Wall Actor Training Center                          Co-Founder, Creative Director, Instructor                 

*The Training Center for the Working Actor/Director/Writer at Center Theater (& Wisdom Bridge) Creative Director/Master Acting Instructor     *Victory Gardens Theater:  Teacher Make-Up               *Theater Department Northwestern University       Sub Teacher/Guest Lecturer: Acting/Mask/Kabuki

*Theater Department Loyola University        SubTeacher/Guest Lecturer: Acting/Directing

*Theater Department DePaul University                  Sub Teacher/Guest Lecturer: Makeup/ Kabuki

*Stage Make-Up, Mask, or Acting Workshops  *Chicago Area High Schools :Niles North/West, New Trier West, Oak Park-River Forest,  Glenbrook, Evanston Township, Oak Lawn, Downers Grove North

 

>PROGRAMS/COURSES TAUGHT/DEVELOPED                                          

*Columbia College:                                            >Acting for the Camera    conceived, developed, implemented, teach

 > Acting III: Camera Techniques TV Studio (duo Department Theater/Television

 > Make-Up for the Performer, Make-Up II Prosthetics

 >Acting Basic Skills, Acting II, Acting IIII, Monologue, Professional Survival

                      

 *Creative Director:    The Training Center for the Working Actor/Director/Writer

   at Center Theater, Chicago

  • Responsible for Developing & Implementing a Full Professional Actor/Director/Writer

        Training Program

  • Interviewing, Processing & Evaluating Students
  • Development of Marketing Ideas
  • Courses include: Meisner Technique I & II, Advanced Meisner Improv, Scene Study I  Advanced Scene Study, Camera Techniques, Commercials, Directing, Solo Performance, Solo Writing, Ensemble Acting, Musical Performance, History of Theater through Performance, Write from Actor/Director View

*Creative Director/ Co-Founder:                     The 4th Wall Actors Training Program, Chicago

 The 4th Wall Actors Training Program, LA

  • See above information from The Training Center    

HONORS/AWARDS/PUBLICATIONS

>Lysistrata, 2411 A.D     conceived & adapted by Dale Calandra   music by Donald Coates

 PUBLISHED as "Selection of the Month" Fireside Book Club/Doubleday 1990

  First Produced at Center Theater Ensemble, Chicago     3 productions

  Plus over 50 International Productions

>Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination, BEST ACTOR    The Whale Victory Gardens Theater

>Olly Award Nomination: BEST DIRECTOR      Hotel Universe   Center Theater

>American Theatre Artists & Friends Best Production    Two Many Bosses   Center Theater

>Jeff Citation Nomination: BEST DIRECTOR       Theater Artists & Friends BEST PLAY Award              The Scarecrow     Center Theater Ensemble

>Jeff Citation Nomination: BEST PLAY/Jeff Award, BEST COSTUMES: Anatol Center Theater

>Jeff Citation AWARD: BEST ENSEMBLE     Tartuffe, Wisdom Bridge Theatre

>TCG (Theater Communications Group) New Director Finalist

>Best Senior Actor Award: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

 

>>PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:                                                                       

>ARTISTIC/MANAGEMENT

*Founder/Associate Artistic Director CENTER THEATER ENSEMBLE 1984-2000   Chicago

  • Co-Developing Season on Plays
  • Casting Co-ordinator
  • International Play Contest   Created, Executed & Produced   5 winners & 2 plays done
  • Co-Coordinator  Fundraising, Workshops, Showcases
  • Board Interaction
  • All-around Contributor to Plays Produced including NEW WORK DEVELOPMENT
  • Maintain costume, set, prop vaults

*Acting Artistic Director: CENTER THEATER ENSEMBLE 1998-1999   Chicago

*Artistic Director FESTIVAL THEATER   1990-2002    Oak Park, Illinois

   (Illinois Oldest Outdoor Shakespeare Festival)

  • Developing & Choosing Season
  • Developing & Executing Budget
  • Board Interaction/ Development
  • Fundraising Events        Including Directing Annual “Shakespeare’s Shorts”
  • Casting
  • Hiring Production Team

                

*Creative Director: PLANET III FILMS 2000-present   Chicago, LA

  • Processing Screenplays
  • Developing Scripts  and  Rewrites on Scripts
  • Oversee Casting
  • Pitch Meetings with Producers/Investors

 

*Columbia College TV PILOT Casting Liason 2009-present

 

*Artistic Associate:   WISDOM BRIDGE THEATRE 1979-1984     

  • Assistant to Robert Falls: Casting, Correspondence
  •  Organize costume, prop, set vaults       

 Box Office, Interim Box Office Manager, House Manager

 

 >>ADDITIONAL WORK/CREDITS

*Private Master Classes and Private Coaching   1985-present (over 3000 coached)

*Script Consultant, Script “Coverage”, Workshop Developer

*Adjudicator for MICHIGAN ARTS COUNCIL GRANTS

*Adjudicator for ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY FAST TRACK MFA DEGREE PROGRAM

*Created for Stage Makeup Class for ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY

*Created Retail Makeup Dept.  FANTASY HEADQUARTERS/CUSTOM WIGS, Chicago

*Created Basic Makeup Classes for CENTER THEATER & VICTORY GARDENS THEATER

ILLINOIS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION *Workshops, Acting, Directing, Makeup, Kabuki

*Master Acting Classes: THE ARTISTIC HOME,  Chicago (Advanced Professional Classes)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  >PRODUCER At Center Theater: Produced or Co-Produced 70 Productions/18 years

At Festival Theater: Produced or Co-Produces over 20 Production/12 years

 

>ACTOR, DIRECTOR, WRITER, MAKEUP DESIGNER     ask for FULL RESUME
 

>CONSULTING   *30+ year experience Consulting in Theater Development, 

   Acting & Directing Career, Developing plays/screenplays, Production Organization

 

>SERVICE: Academic /Community/ Professional Volunteer at over 50 organizations

 

>AGENTS

*Chicago:  GRAY TALENT GROUP                   Dawn Gray, Zach Gray 

*LA Commercial   SUTTON, BARTH & VENARI    Pam Sparks

*LA Film/TV ROGERS ORION TALENT AGENCY   Orion Barnes   

*Former HARRISE DAVIDSON & ASSOCIATES   Harrise Davidson, Janet Lauer, Tara Lonzo

*Former GROSSMAN & JACK TALENT   Mickey Grossman (deceased), Linda Jack

 

 

>REFERENCES   

*Robert Falls Artistic Director, Goodman Theatre           RFalls@goodmantheatre.org

*Harrise Davidso  Agent/Manager                                 hdtalent@aol.com

*Mike Neiderman   Television Chair, Columbia College    mneiderman@fac.colum.edu

*Martha Lavey   Emeritus Artistic Director, Steppenwolf Theater   mlavey@steppenwolf.org

*Kathy Scambiattera, Artistic Director, Artistic Home   TheArtisticHome@sbcglobal.net  

*Tom Mula     Theatre Artist                                         tmula@aol.com   

*Sheldon Patinkin (deceased) Former Chair Theater, Columbia College (first hired)

*Jerry Proffit   FAST TRACK MFA Program Co-Ordinator, Roosevelt University

 

 

 

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