Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas Chad knew he either wanted to do two things:
be an actor or and NBA basketball player. Luckily, genetics had the final say.
After completing his undergraduate studies and working professionally as an actor for a year, he decided to go back to school and to pursue an M. F. A. in acting. He was accepted by Penn State and graduated in the Fall of 2009. Since then, Chad has worked from coast to coast, not only acting and directing, but playing music, as well.
Through his work with the American Shakespeare Center and the Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Company, Chad has become a multi-instrumentalist, playing piano, guitar, ukelele, bass, melodica, and his favorite, the kazoo. Chad also has had the opportunity to compose music for the Vagabond Theatre Company, the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, the Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Company, as well as independant projects.
You can check out his work here:
FILM and VOICE WORK
Chad has also worked in film and commercials. Take a look at an example here:
Chad has also had the opportunity to do voice acting and voice work, most recently for two different documentaries for PBS. Take a look:
For a full Film and Voice work resume, please contact here.
Chad has had the opportunity to work in New York as well as regional theatres throughout the country. He has also done two national tours and this spring will head out on a thrid playing El Gallo in THE FANTASTICKS.
Chad has had the good fortune to do quite a bit of teaching in his career. He began when he was still in high school. His teachers gave him time to prepare lesson plans and actually teach sections of a Drama I class. In college he worked with many different local children’s groups, and finally in grad school he was not only a T. A. for two classes, he also had his own acting class. Since then he has been a guest artist for the American Shakespeare Center (in conjunction with the Hathaway Brown School, Cleveland, OH), as well as Shake on the Lake Shakespeare Festival, the Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Company, and the Arkansas Arts Center. At the Arkansas Arts Center, Chad has had the opportunity to teach theatre and singing for the past four summers.
The creation of theatre is a fascinating and multi-faceted experience. One that captured Chad’s imagination at an early age. Chad has been involved with the creation and writing of several new-works. Most recently, BOBO’S FIRST CHRISTMAS and THE HALLOWEEN SHOW with the Vagabond Theatre Company and a new adaptation of DR. FAUSTUS with the Sonoma Valley Shakespeare Company. Last summer Chad wrote and directed an adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, at the Arkansas Arts Center entitled, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S SUPERSTAR. Chad has also had his work published. He and collaborator Bob May wrote JACK AND BELLA, FROM BEANSTALK TO BROADWAY, published by Heuer Publishing.
Chad currently resides in New York City.