"Seeking, Retaining & Cultivating Audiences & Talent to Enhance the Cultural Community"

Talent

This is a new area added for talent. Soon there will be a brief bio and picture for each member of Shane-Arts so you can see the credentials of each.

This is also a resource center for all talent to learn about the industry, and hear about quality training and opportunities, not just from Shane-Arts, but from other contributors as well.

Shane Arts Ensemble Members

Amy Brown

Amy Brown

Actor
E-mail: amy@shane-arts.com

Height: 5’4″
Weight: 120
Hair: Dark Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Voice: Soprano

BIO

Amy Brown has recently returned to live theatre performance after starring in several independent feature films, short and student films, television, and industrials. She currently stars in Take-Away Spirit, a Chinese ghost and vampire feature for New York’s One Shot Productions, which will have international distribution. Amy’s most well-known film to date is The Rockville Slayer, a thriller starring Joe Estevez and scream queen legend Linnea Quigley, also distributed internationally. In this film, Amy has a supporting role as an escaped mental patient. In recent years, Amy starred in Dawn of Twilight as an amnesiac pursued by a hit-man and Mute as a woman tormented by a killer. She is represented by Linda McAlister Talent (http://www.mcalistertalent.com/headbook/Brown,_Amy.htm).

Amy began acting in school productions and community theatre in Waco, Texas. Her interest in acting deepened in high school, when she had leading roles in plays such as The Odd Couple (Female Version) by Neil Simon and the title role in David Mamet’s The Poet and the Rent. She completed her BFA degree in acting (graduating summa cum laude) at Texas Christian University. Performance highlights there included the role of Sister Martha in Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac and dual leading roles in the gender-bending student production Breakfast Serial. Another experience was performing in Andy Dick’s Circus of Freaks, a disturbing stage show directed by and starring the controversial TV star Andy Dick. Amy also forayed into directing with Djuna Barnes’s The Dove. She was a founding member of New Studio Theatre, a group of students who explored avant-garde, surrealist, and Dadaist plays and writings, focusing on the theories of Antonin Artaud.

Although her background was in theatre, the majority of Amy’s professional acting career has been in film. Her roles have included a goth girl, smart-mouthed artist, leukemia patient, 300-year-old witch, vampire victim, accidental murderer-cum-zombie victim, cheerleader, and Natalie Portman fan. She has also lent her voice-over talents to several nationally-aired anime cartoon shows. Amy studied film acting with Michele Condrey at REACT in Dallas (where she was named the studio’s top actor for summer 2004).

Amy has greatly enjoyed her return to live performance since the fall of 2005, when she began performing in a variety of Comedy Killers shows for Shane-Arts. She is fluent in French and is an amateur pianist and harpsichordist. Her hobbies include web design (the hub of her websites is http://amybrown.net), watching Seinfeld and Star Wars, and caring for her many cats. A vegetarian since age thirteen, Amy is an adamant supporter of animal rights.

ACTING

RESUME

STAGE

Murder Most

Ruthless

Dr. Wrouth

Shane-Arts/Comedy

Killers: Dir. Tim Shane

Death by Chocolate Lady Ghiradelli Godiva

Bass

Performance Hall/Comedy Killers: Dir. Tim Shane

Holiday Homicide Nicky Dickens

Shane-Arts/Comedy

Killers: Dir. Tim Shane

The Haunting of the

Texas Queen

Carrie F. Michaels

Shane-Arts/Comedy

Killers: Dir. Tim Shane

Romeo & Juliet &

Isobella & Rosaline…

Juliet

Shane-Arts/Comedy

Killers: Dir. Tim Shane

Breakfast Serial Jeff, Royce

Underland

Theatre/Dir. Mandy Morris

Cyrano de Bergerac Sister Martha

TCU/Dir.

George Brown

A Dream Play Lina, Alice, Dreamer

Bryn

Mawr College/Dir. Mark Lord

FILM

and TELEVISION *denotes feature film

Take-Away

Spirit*

Joy Morris

(Lead)

One

Shot Productions/Dir. Kevin Collins

The Rockville Slayer* Jessica (Supporting)

Marc

Seiz Productions/Dir. Marc Seiz

Dawn of Twillight Dawn (Lead)

Tarnished

Heart Films/Dir. Cyrus Martin

Mute Kayla (Lead)

Never

Settle Films/Dir. Kim Turner

Pot Zombies* Cheerleader (Featured)

Fringe

Media Productions/Dir. Justin Powers

How To Dig Your Own

Grave

Alicia (Lead)

A

Vegatable Thing Production/Dir. Rachel Henderson

STUDs, Duds & Pick-Up

Lines*

Delivery Girl (Featured)

Mur*Mac

Entertainment/Dir. Scott Murray

Prison-A-Go-Go!* Inmate (Featured)

WIP

Studios/Dir. Barak Epstein

Caffiene Headache Cybil (Supporting)

Twitching

Monkey Productions/Dir. Eric Rhoades

Getting To Know You Mouse (Lead)

Never

Settle Films/Dir. Kim Turner

Blood Party Amy (Lead)

Group

101 Films-Dallas/Dir. Donna May

New Apartment Amy (Supporting)

Group

101 Films-Dallas/Dir. Donna May

You Can Have It! Wife (Supporting)

Twitching

Monkey Productions/Dir. Jaime Livas

Just Winnings Jane Morgan (Lead)

Fix

It In Post Productions/Dir. Nick Tucker

Fandom* Herself (Documentary)

Golem

Films/Dir. Nick Tucker

The Sadness Will Last

Forever*

Translator (Supporting)

MuseLess

Mime Productions/Dir. Hutch

Kiddy Grade and Yu Yu

Hakusho

Featured Cast (Voice-Over)

FUNimation

Productions (National)

Dr. Deadly’s Theatre

of Horrors

Beryllia (Series Regular)

Sagitari

Productions (Dallas)

Diva Star Aunt Bibi (Recurring

Guest Star)

KGLE-TV

(Allen)

EDUCATION

and TRAINING

Bachelor

of Fine Arts: Theatre Performance (summa cum laude)

Texas

Christian University (Ft. Worth, TX)

Meisner Technique with

Michele Condrey & Nancy Chartier

REACT,

Dallas, TX

Advanced Actors Retreat

with Jo Edna Boldin

Taos,

NM

Professional Actors

Training Program

TVI

Actors Studio, Los Angeles, CA

On-Camera Acting with

Sheila Anderson

KD

Studio (Dallas, TX)

Acting Classes

Bryn

Mawr College, Philadelphia, PA

SPECIAL SKILLS

Piano Softball Jazz Dance French Dialect
Fluent in French Animal Handling/Cat

Taming

Stage Combat British Dialect
Harpsichord Double-Jointed Elbows American Southern Dialect Hick Dialect
Organ Pilates New York Dialect European Dialect
Web Design Computer Skills Quick Study Driving (Stick/Manual)

* Core

Ensemble Member, Shane-Arts (Dallas, TX)

* Named R.E.A.C.T.’s Top Actor by Michele Condrey (Summer, 2004)

Current Passport

updated 3/14/06

Molly Mitchell

Molly Mitchell

Actor
E-mail: Molly@shane-arts.com

Height: 5’9″
Voice: alto/mezzo-soprano
Weight: 140
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Green

BIO

Molly Mitchell has been working with Shane-Arts since early 2005 mainly in the Comedy Killers division, after she recently graduated from Texas Christian University with a BFA in Theatre Performance, and completed the Summer Intensive Training at Circle In The Square in New York City. She was a finalist for the Irene Ryan Award as part of the American College Theatre Festival (Region VI) for her work in “Two Feet Away and Shouting” and recently earned awards for the most shows and the most valuable player in the Comedy Killers division.

ACTING

RESUME

STAGE

Comedy Killers Various
Shane-Arts/Dir. Tim Shane
The Battle of Bull Run Always Make Me Cry Donna
TCU Theatre
The Most Massive Woman Wins Sabine
TCU Theatre
Twelve Angry Women Juror #2
TCU Theatre
Two Feet Away and Shouting Verra
TCU Theatre
Without Consent Kristin/Amy
Assault Prevention Theatre
Just One Night Liz
TCU Theatre
Cover Diane
TCU Theatre
Apocalyptic Butterflies Mother
TCU Theatre
Bull in a China Shop Nettie
TCU Theatre
On The Town Dream Girl
TCU Theatre
My Fair Lady Ensemble
LHHS Theatre
Oklahoma! Ensemble
LHHS Theatre

EDUCATION

and TRAINING

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatrical Performance
Texas Christian Universtiy
Summer Intensive
Circle in the Square (NYC)
Masters Musical Theatre Seminar
Michael Rupert, TCU
TCU Summer Abroad
London Theatre

SPECIAL SKILLS

Dialects: Southern, British, Cockney Improvisation Voices: Baby & Child Goofy Faces
Amazing upper body strength Bartending

* Core

Ensemble Member, Shane-Arts (Dallas, TX)

updated 1/7/06

Tim Shane

Tim Shane

Founder, Producer, Director, Writer, Teacher & Actor
E-mail: Tim@shane-arts.com
www.myspace.com/timrshane

Height: 6’0″
Voice: Bass-Baritone
Weight: 195
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue

BIO

Originally from Chicago, Tim has always been involved in the performing arts. Shortly after his family relocated to Texas, he focused primarily on the theatrical arts. Always very active throughout school, he founded his own workshop company in high school and directed his first professional production at the young age of sixteen.

His college career was peppered with numerous awards, accolades and scholarships honoring his skills as an actor and a director for both stage and screen. While pursuing his education, he was sure to stay involved with professional theaters either as a performer, intern or student. He has worked with such improv companies as Second City, Ad Libs, Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts as well as theater organizations such as the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas and Stage West. Upon completing his degree from Texas Christian University, he returned to academia after a short professional hiatus to teach. He has served as staff and adjunct faculty for Eastfield College, an administrator and instructor for Richland College and is currently an instructor and Assistant Dean at El Centro College.

While directing the improvisation portion of the Scarborough Academy of the Performing Arts, he formed, directed and produced the world recognized Commedia dell’Carte in 1993. A few years later, he began to run and direct the Comedy Killers Murder Mystery Troupe (also founded in 1993) and would eventually reorganize the multiple creative endeavors under the Shane-Arts umbrella.

Tim guided the companies growth into the 21st century with a total of 6 active divisions to the point that it required a home base. Realizing that many other theater companies would eventually move in this direction, he and his company founded and opened the Dallas Hub Theatre in April, 2005.

Also an accomplished writer, he has written several short plays, screenplays, commissioned works, and regular premieres for the multiple endeavors of Shane-Arts, most of which are produced to critical, audience and talent’s acclaim. In 2005, 12 of his plays were produced in the DFW area, and 1 in the NYC area, and this number has increased in 2006 and looks like it will continue into 2007. He hosts and has made a home for the DFW Playwright’s Alliance at the Dallas Hub Theater to aide in the development of other local playwright’s talents and careers.

In addition to the many facets of acting, directing, producing, writing and the day to day running of Shane-Arts and the Hub, Tim remains active in the industry working with such theater companies as Audacity, Plano Children’s Theater, Plano Repertory Theater, Pocket Sandwich Theater, PX Arts and Stage West and serving on the board of the Dallas Theatre League.

He enjoys supporting cultural arts, music, riding motorcycles, staying current with the latest technology and traveling.

ACTING RESUME

STAGE
Selected (Equity Membership Candidate)

Shakespearean Death Match Willie (u/s)
Dallas Hub Theater/Dir. T. Shane
ART Serge
Dallas Hub Theater/Dir. Pat Reiger
Hamlet: (Lesson 2) Horatio
Pocket Sandwhich Theater/Dir. Scott Eckert
Cleveland Mr. Barfly
Audacity Prod. (F.I.T. 2003)/Dir.
Brad McEntire
Revenge of the Space Pandas Edward Farpis
Plano Repertory Theatre/Dir. Ryan Pointer
Goner President of U.S. Waterford Novi
Audacity Prod./Dir. Brad McEntire
Commedia Pinnochio Cricket/Arlechinno
Plano Childrens Theatre/Dir. Jamey Jamison
Lysistrata Project Leader of Men
PX Arts/Dir. Vikas Adam
Much Ado About Nothing Benedick
Audacity Prod./Dir. Brad McEntire
The Misanthrope Oronte
PX Arts/Dir. Vikas Adam
Coffee Room Ted
Audacity Prod./ Dir. Vikas Adam
Richard III Stanley
Richland/Dir. Debbi Ruiz-Esparza
Commedia dell’Carte Various (11 years)
Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Austin, Various
Comedy Killers Sam Diamond & Various (14 years)
Texas Queen Riverboat & Various
An Evening At The Old Dixie Cafe Phillip K. Dick
Undermain Space/Dir. T. Shane
The Crucible Ezekial Cheever
Stage West/Dir. Jerry Russell
The Real Inspector Hound Moon
Eastfield/Dir. Robert Erwin
The Madwoman of Challiot Sewerman
TCU/Dir. George Brown
15 Minute Hamlet Claudius & Hamlet Ghost
TCU Tour/Dir. Steven Breese
The Servant of Two Masters Doctor Lombardi
TCU/Dir. George Brown
The Nutcracker Drosselmeier
Bittenbender Prod./Dir. J Bittenbender
The Dumb Waiter Ben
UTA/Dir. Jamie Little
The Rose Tattoo Father DeLeo
TCU/Dir. George Brown
The House of Blue Leaves Artie
“/Dir. Daryl Muncy
Private Wars Natwick
ACTF/Dir. Jeannie Parrent
Biloxi Blues Carney
Eastfield/Dir. Jeannie Parrent
The Odd Couple Murray
“/Dir. Jeannie Parrent
The Endless Adventures of MC Kat Tex
“/Dir. Raphael Parry

FILM
& TELEVISION Selected (Screen Actors Guild eligible)

MacBeth MacBeth (principal)
MacBeth Partnership/Dir. J. Fitzmaurice
Contact Lens Center Crazy Bar-B-Q Guy (principal)
Omnivisual Media/Dir. Christian Sly
Hall Of Mirrors Vincent (principal)
Innuendo & Bare Ruined Films/Dir. Brad
Osborne
Coffee Room Ted (principal)
Shane-Arts/Dir. Vikas Adam
TX Workforce Comm. Series Tim (principal all 5 episodes)
LeCroy Educational/Dir. Rick Walker
Richland Convocation Various (principal)
RTV/Dir. Rick Walker
My Father’s Daughter Dr. Steve Demore (principal)
4 Vision Films/Dir. Parul Bhatia
Texas Queen Riverboat Various (principal)
Omnivisual Media/Dir. Christian Sly
Love Johnnie Copper (principal)
Independent/Dir. Brian Cave
The Price I Pay Theater Manager (principal)
Bare Ruined Films/Dir. Steve Smith
The Wish Father #1 (principal)
Imaginary Productions/Dir. Kelly Hart
The Garden Terrorist (VO)
Kerwin Productions/Dir. James Kerwin
Blood & Stone Father (principal)
PX Arts & BOI/Dir. J. Fitzmaurice
Calvary Lazarus (principal)
BOI Productions/Dir. J. Fitzmaurice
TIG Insurance Industrial British Newscaster/Anchor (principal)
Thornhill Productions/Dir. Bill Lee
Carried Away (Acts of Love) Stand-In (Gary Busey)
Farmer Films/Dir. Bruno Barreto
Strong Kids Against Crime (Principal)
NBC Series/Dir. Robert Wise
Union Pacific RR Charles (Principal)
Union Pacific RR
Steak and Ale Signature Rib Bartender/Server (Principal)
Aries Productions/Dir. Chris Martin
American Airlines (IMAX) Travler (featured)
American Airlines
Ci Ci’s Pizza Commercials Various(featured)
Apollo Films
Tommy Armour Golf Commercial Golf Fan (featured)
Tommy Armour Golf
Close To Home California Sam (principal)
TCU Productions/Dir. Various
Walker Texas Ranger Various (featured & extra)
Amadea Productions/Dir. Various
Wishbone Combatant & Various (featured & extra)
BigFeats! Entertainment/Dir. Various

TRAINING

Bachelor of Fine Arts- Theatre, Television & Film
Texas Christian University
Faculty, Administrative Positions/Various Classes & Workshops
Dallas County Community College District
Commedia, Mask, Movement, Voice, Lecoq Workshops
Commedia dell’Austin Festival
Character/Improv/Voice & Dialects
Scarborough Academy of Performing Arts
Shakespeare Workshops
Shakespeare & Co., Charles Marowitz (RSC),
Intern (SFD)
Voice Training
Linklater, Lessac & Singing w/Mary Drayer
Improvisation Workshops
Jeff Wirth, AD-LIBS Improv (Dallas) Second
City (Chicago)


SPECIAL SKILLS

Stage Combat Improvisation Dance Experience Movement & Maskwork Clowning/Mime Design
Voice & Articulation Dialects Roller Blading Motorcycle Riding Horseback Riding Fire Eating
Business Teaching Directing Play/Script-Writing Web Designing Yoga
Some Music: Guitar Violin Keyboard/Piano Accordian Bass Listening

* Directing
and Production Resume upon Request
updated 3/26/07

Bart Noggle
Bio coming soon!
Jeff Swearingen

Jeff Swearingen

Actor
E-mail: jeff@shane-arts.com

Height: 5’6″
Voice: Baritone
Weight: 135
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue

BIO

Jeff is a native of Montana, but no stranger to the local theater scene. He has been working professionally in the Dallas area since 1999 and is currently an ensemble member active in all the divisions of Shane-Arts including Comedy Killers Murder Mysteries, Commedia dell’Carte, Singing Telegrams, SATER and the film and video division. In addition, he is a member of the brain child of Audacity Productions and PX Arts, the Mild Dementia Continous Play Variety Hour and works regularly as a teacher and an associate company member of Plano Childrens Theatre.

Tom Sime of the Dallas Morning News described him as “hilarious” in his appearance as Panda Hands in Audacity Productions Cleveland as part of the 2003 Festival of Independent Theaters. You can also find Jeff performing at Plano Repertory Theatre.

He is also into martial arts and full contact kick-boxing. He was honored as the 1998 U.S. San Shou Champion and the 2001 International Champion. He was a member of the U.S. Alternate Wu Shu Team in 1998-99 and a finalist in the 2000 International Championships.

ACTING RESUME

STAGE

The Gnadiges Fraulein Coca Looney Bird
WingSpan Theatre Co/Dir. Rene Moreno
Puppet Government Rumsfield/Scotty McClellan…
Small Appliance Puppet Theatre/Dir. Chris Humphrey
The Last Castrato Joseph
Audacity Productions/Dir. Brad McEntire
The History Lesson Professor
Dribble Funk/Dir. Brad McEntire
Gospel of the Junkyard Can
Audacity Productions/Dir. Jaymes Gregory
Dealers Choice Mugsy
Theatre Quorum/Dir. Matt Lyle
Stinky Cheese Man Stinky Cheese Man
Dallas Childrens Theatre Tour/Dir. Nancy Schaeffer
Den of Theives Flaco
SATER @ Dallas Hub Theater/Dir. Tim Shane
For The Love Of An Anesthesiologist Alfred
Audacity Productions/Dir. Brad McEntire
This Is Our Youth Dennis
SATER/Dir. Christie Beckham
Stage Door Various
Plano Repertory Theatre/Dir. Cynthia Hestand
A Commedia Carol Scroogealone
Commedia dell’Carte/Dir. Tim Shane
Cleveland Panda Hands/Man

Audacity Prod. (F.I.T. 2003)/Dir.

Brad McEntire

Revenge of the Space Pandas Binky Rudich
Plano Repertory Theatre/Dir. Ryan Pointer
Mirandalina Fabrizzio
Texas Women’s University/Dir. Jaymes Gregory
Goner Dr. Ecorse Southgate
Audacity Prod./Dir. Brad McEntire
Commedia Pinnochio Pinnochio
Plano Childrens Theatre/Dir. Jamey Jamison
Life Cycle John
SATER (FMPAT New Play Fest.)/Dir. Tim Shane
Arsenic & Roses Charles Trembely

Audacity Prod. (FMPAT New Play Fest.)/Dir.

Ryan Pointer

Emperor’s Nightingale Lord Chamberlain
Plano Childrens Theatre/Dir. Jamey Jamison
Villian Wore A Dirty Shirt Sheriff Jack
Plano Childrens Theatre/Dir. Jamey Jamison
The Victims (Long Form Improv Troupe) Various
Various/Dir. John Rawley
French Club Drop Outs (Comedy Troupe) Various
Various
Fun Dip Various
Various/Dir. Brad McEntire
Comedy Killers Murder Mysteries Various

Texas Queen Riverboat & Various/Dir. Tim

Shane

Commedia dell’Carte Various
Various/Dir. Tim Shane/R. McMillen
Shane Arts Singing Telegrams Various
Various/Dir. Cat Holmes/T. Shane
Mild Dementia Various
Audacity/PX Arts/Dir. Brad McEntire
Rough Face Wetowink
Plano Childrens Theatre/Dir. Jamey Jamison
Rat Pack Holiday Pig Cratchit
Plano Childrens Theatre/Dir. Jamey Jamison
Ogre and the Princess Donkey
Plano Childrens Theatre/Dir. Jamey Jamison
Charlotte’s Web Wilbur
Plano Childrens Theatre/Dir. Jamey Jamison
From Victim to Survivor Various
PX Arts/Dir. Vikas Adam
Anansi Monkey
Plano Childrens Theatre/Dir. Jamey Jamison
Runaway Presents Entire Town
Plano Childrens Theatre/Dir. Jamey Jamison
Christmas All Over The Place Mr. Wigglebe
Plano Childrens Theatre/Dir. Jamey Jamison
Hiawatha Hiawatha
Plano Childrens Theatre/Dir. Jamey Jamison
Peter Rabbit Mr. Mouse
Plano Childrens Theatre/Dir. Jamey Jamison
The Brides Dad is Livid Sean
Murder Mystery Players/Dir. Elizabeth Rothan

FILM

& TELEVISION

Love Johnnie Johnnie (principal)
Independent/Dir. Brian Cave
Metro PCS Tom (principal)
Metro PCS/Dir. Chris Moore
MacBeth Malcom (principal)
IBOI/PX Arts & Shane-Arts/Dir. Jason Fitzmaurice
JC Penney Jeff (princiapal)
Corporate Magic
Expo Tonight principal
JCP & Corporate Magic/Leigh Ann Vernon

EDUCATION

and TRAINING

Acting
Richland College – Debbi Ruiz-Esparza
Improv
Tim Shane, Nancy Fine
Martial Arts

Earl Portnoy, Sean Portnoy, Rabbit Brown, Candyman

Lunceford

Commedia dell’arte
Tim Shane

SPECIAL

SKILLS

Martial Arts: Kung-Fu, Muay-Thai, Jujitsu Improv Movement Rapping
Weapons: Nunchaku, Knife, Double Sticks Dialects Starbucks Barista Maskwork
Sports: Wrestling, Kick-Boxing (San Shou) Origami Comic Sketch Writing Drag Act