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Charles St Clair

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Technical Director
Academic Professional, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2151
Biography

CHARLES ST. CLAIR,  (SAG, AFTRA, AEA, IATSE)  is a graduate of the Fairmount Center for Creative and Performing Arts is an interdisciplinary artist with over 500 major productions in theatre, film and video. He is a three time recipient of the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad grant for cultural study in Ghana, West Africa and a five time ariZona award winning Director. Among his film and video credits are With These Hands, an Emmy Award-winning special for NBC; Beauty and the Beast, a three time Emmy Award-winning special for PBS, which he co-authored, produced and directed. Mr. St. Clair founded the Fairmount Theatre of the Deaf, as Artistic Director, and under his direction, F.T.D. toured the United States and Canada as well as appearing twice at New York's Lincoln Center Theatre Festival.

A Technical Director and Production Manager for over 300 productions and events including the Closing Ceremonies of the Winter Special Olympics, the Orange and Sun Bowl half time productions and tours to Europe, China, India and the Middle East. Mr. St. Clair is presently on the faculty of Arizona State University at the West Campus where he teaches acting, directing and serves as the Technical Director for the School of Humanities Arts and Cultural Studies (SHArCS) in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

 

 

Web site   http://.west.asu.edu/stclair/

Publications
  • Director. Belle of New Orleans. (2014).
  • Director/Producer. By the Way Meet Vera Stark. (2014).
  • Director/Producer. The Submission. (2014).
  • Lighting Designer. The Life of Christ. (2014).
  • Producer/Director. Pioneer Award - Ester Willams. (2014).
  • Production Manager/Lighting Design. William Joesph in Concert. (2014).
  • Production Manager/Lighting Designer. The Phoenix /Arizona Temple. (2014).
  • Technical Director/Lighting Design. "The Space Between". (2014).
  • Technical Director/Lighting Design. Herberger Young Scholars "Folk Stories". (2014).
  • Technical Director/Lighting Design. Herberger Young Scholars "Naked King". (2014).
  • Technical Director/Lighting Design. La Razon Blindada. (2014).
  • Technical Director/Lighting Design. Women of Juarez. (2014).
  • Director. ACCOMPLICE. (2013).
  • director. Don’t Call Me Walter. (2013).
  • Director. The Exonerated. (2013).
  • Director. The Wilds. (2013).
  • Lighting Designer. The Life of Christ. (2013).
  • Producer/Director. Pioneer Award - Fatimah Halim. (2013).
  • Technical Director/Lighting Design. Herberger Young Scholars "Our Town". (2013).
  • Technical Director/Lighting Design. M Pact Concert. (2013).
  • Director. Equity Fights Aids "Black & Gold Gala". (2012).
  • Director/Producer/Technical Director/Lighting Designer. Underneath the Lintel. (2012).
  • Lighting Designer. Tara's Crossing. (2012).
  • Lighting Designer. The Life of Christ. (2012).
  • Lighting Designer /Technical Director. Bell Hooks. (2012).
  • Lighting Designer/Technical Director. Nine Circles. (2012).
  • Producer/Director. "Race" by David Mamet. (2012).
  • Producer/Director. Pioneer Award - Clovis Cambell. (2012).
  • Technical Director/Lighting Design. Herberger Young Scholars "An Evening of Shakespeare". (2012).
  • Technical Director/Lighting Design. John Cage 100th Birthday Party. (2012).
  • Technical Director/Lighting Design. Pentatonix Concerts. (2012).
  • Director/ Co-Producer. "Race". (2011).
  • Director/Set and Lighting Design. Don't Call Me Walter. (2011).
  • Lighting Designer. "Race". (2011).
  • Lighting Designer. The Life of Christ. (2011).
  • Producer Director. Writers and Directors Shorts III. (2011).
  • Producer/Director. Pioneer Award - Dr. CT Wright. (2011).
  • Producer/Director. Stories From the Other Side. (2011).
  • Charles St. Clair, Lighting Designer. It's Only Life. (2010).
  • Charles St. Clair, Technical Direction. It's Only Life. (2010).
  • Director/Producer. Indivisible. (2010).
  • Lighting Designer. The Life of Christ. (2010).
  • Lighting Designer. Trauma Conference - Dodging Bullets. (2010).
  • Lighting Designer/Producer. Black History Month Poetry Jam. (2010).
  • Producer. Writers and Directors Shorts II. (2010).
  • Producer/Coordinator/Designer. FOOD! - a play with music. (2010).
  • Producer/Director. Bowler Hat Conference - Waiting for Godot. (2010).
  • Producer/Director. Pioneer Award - Clovis Campbell. (2010).
  • Producer/Director. Stories From the Other Side. (2010).
  • Set and Lighting Design. Life as We Know It. (2010).
  • written by Taylor Doughtry, Director, Charles St.Clair. Indivisible. (2010).
  • Charles St. Clair, Dale Byum, authors Charles St. Clair, Director. August in April. (2009).
  • Charles St. Clair, Director. A House With No Walls. (2009).
  • Charles St. Clair, Director. Gray Lady Down. (2009).
  • Charles St. Clair, Director. Sultan's Battery. (2009).
  • Charles St. Clair, Lighting Designer. A House With No Walls. (2009).
  • Charles St. Clair, Lighting Designer. Savior of the World. (2009).
  • Charles St. Clair, Lighting Designer. William Joseph Concert. (2009).
  • Charles St. Clair, Lighting Designer. Writers and Directors Shorts. (2009).
  • Charles St. Clair, Technical Direction. 2009 Pioneer Award Video. (2009).
  • Charles St. Clair, Technical Direction. Border Justice Event. (2009).
  • Charles St. Clair, Technical Direction. William Joseph Concert. (2009).
  • Charles St. Clair, Technical Direction. Writers & Directors Shorts. (2009).
  • Direct TV Commercial SAG. Principal Actor. (2009).
  • Tostitos Commercial SAG. Principal Actor. (2009).
  • "Arizona Lottery". Featured actor. (2008).
  • "August in April ". Director. (2008).
  • "Freedom’s Last Breath". Director. (2008).
  • "Lake Girls". Director. (2008).
  • "Magical Walking". Lighting Design. (2008).
  • "Moon Beams & Threesomes". Director. (2008).
  • "Rain Makers". Featured Actor. (2008).
  • "Tick Tock". Director. (2008).
  • Oh Dad Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Felling so Sad. Director, Lighting Designer. (2008).
  • The Colored Museum. Director, Set Design, Lighting Design,. (2008).
  • Topdog/Underdog. Director/Lighting Designer. (2006).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IAP 333Directing for Performance
COM 394Special Topics
IAP 394Special Topics
IAP 480Senior Project
IAP 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IAP 394Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IAP 333Directing for Performance
COM 394Special Topics
IAP 394Special Topics
IAP 494Special Topics
IAP 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IAP 332Technical Prod/Interdisc Arts
COM 394Special Topics
IAP 394Special Topics
IAP 494Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IAP 394Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IAP 333Directing for Performance
IAP 394Special Topics
COM 394Special Topics
IAP 431Perspectives/Performance/Actng
IAP 494Special Topics
IAP 499Individualized Instruction
IAP 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IAP 332Technical Prod/Interdisc Arts
IAP 394Special Topics
COM 394Special Topics
IAP 433Directing Workshop
IAP 494Special Topics
IAP 499Individualized Instruction
MAS 598Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IAP 394Special Topics
IAP 484Internship
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IAP 333Directing for Performance
COM 394Special Topics
IAP 394Special Topics
IAP 431Perspectives/Performance/Actng
IAP 494Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
IAP 332Technical Prod/Interdisc Arts
COM 394Special Topics
IAP 394Special Topics
IAP 433Directing Workshop
MAS 598Special Topics
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
IAP 394Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
IAP 333Directing for Performance
COM 394Special Topics
IAP 394Special Topics
IAP 431Perspectives/Performance/Actng
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
IAP 331Perf, Acting & the Individual
IAP 394Special Topics
COM 394Special Topics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
IAP 394Special Topics
COM 394Special Topics
IAP 431Perspectives/Performance/Actng
IAP 433Directing Workshop
IAP 499Individualized Instruction
MAS 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • Antoinette Winstead. The Interrogation. The Last Frontier Theatre Conference (Jun 2009).
  • Mattie Roquel Rydalch. Strange Attractors. The Last Frontier Theatre Conference (Jun 2009).
  • Henry Murray. Treefall. The Last Frontier Theatre Conference (Jun 2009).
  • Amy Tofte. The PeskyMiddle. The Last Frontier Theatre Conference (Jun 2009).
  • Taylor Doherty. Indivisble. The Last Frontier Theatre Conference (Jun 2009).
  • Charles St. Clair. Director/Instructor. The Last Frontier Theatre Conference (Jun 2009).
  • Charles St. Clair. Featured Artist. The 16th Annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference (Jun 2008).
  • St Clair, Charles, Byam, Dale. August in April Project. August Wilson Conference at the University of Maryland (Mar 2007).
  • St Clair, Charles. August in April. The Last Fronier Theatre Conference (Jan 2007).
Service
  • Arizona Actor's Equity Liaison Committee, Committee Member (2006 - Present)
  • HarCS Division, Technical Director (1991 - Present)
  • Actors Equity Liaison Committee, Member (2014 - 2016)
  • i Theatre Collaborative, Artistic Advisor to the Board (2011 - 2016)
  • AZ Screen Actors Guild, Board Member (2014 - 2015)
  • Directors Shorts, Producer/Technical Director (2014 - 2014)
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, Member (2014 - 2014)
  • Campus MLK Planning Committee, Member (2014 - 2014)
  • IAP Events Committee, Committee Member (2014 - 2014)
  • MLK March on West, Presenter/Committee Member/Coordinator (2014 - 2014)
  • New College Convocation, Master of Ceremonies (2014 - 2014)
  • Pioneer Award Video, Producer/Director (2014 - 2014)
  • University Committee on Academic Professional Status (CAPS), Member (2014 - 2014)
  • New College Recruiting - Arizona Thespian Festival, Mentor/ Judge (2014 - 2014)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Performance: AlterNative: Jacob Meders, Technical Director (2014 - 2014)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Performance: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Technical Director Light Design (2014 - 2014)
  • Humanities Arts and Cultural Studies present Joy Harjo and Winona Duke, Technical Director/lighting Designer (2014 - 2014)
  • Campus New Beginnings, Freshman Orientation, Master of Ceremonies (2014 - 2014)
  • Black History Month Celebration Committee, Co Chair (2014 - 2014)
  • America Federation of Radio & Television Artist, Board Member (2012 - 2013)
  • AZ Screen Actors Guild, Executive Board Member (2010 - 2013)
  • Humanities Arts and Cultural Studies present Maxine Hong Kingston, Technical Director (2012 - 2012)
  • New College Convocation, Master of Ceremonies (2012 - 2012)
  • New College Recruiting " Sunday Sunday", Presenter (2012 - 2012)
  • New College Recruiting - Arizona Thespian Festival, Mentor/ Judge (2012 - 2012)
  • Humanities Arts and Cultural Studies present Ishmael Beah, Technical Director/lighting Designer (2012 - 2012)
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • Writers and Directors Shorts, Producer/Technical Director (2012 - 2012)
  • Campus New Beginnings, Freshman Orientation, Master of Ceremonies (2012 - 2012)
  • Black History Month Celebration Committee, Chair (2012 - 2012)
  • University Committee on Academic Professional Status (CAPS), Member (2012 - 2012)
  • AZ Jewish Theatre, Board Member (2011 - 2012)
  • Actors Equity Liaison Committee, Member (2011 - 2012)
  • America Federation of Radio & Television Artist & Screens Actors Guild, Regional Board memeber (2011 - 2012)
  • i Theatre Collaborative, Artistic Advisor to the Board (2011 - 2012)
  • Actor's Equity Association, Liason Committee (2008 - 2012)
  • i Theatre Collaborative, Board of Directors Member and Artistic Advisor (2005 - 2012)
  • Arizona Jewish Theatre, Board of Directors Member (1996 - 2012)
  • New College Convocation, Master of Ceremonies (2012 - 2012)
  • IAP Events Committee, Committee Member (2011 - 2012)
  • Arizona Thespian Festival, Judge (2009 - 2012)
  • Directors Shorts, Producer/Technical Director (2012 - 2012)
  • West Cultural Festival Planning Committee, Member (2011 - 2012)
  • MLK March on West, Presenter/Committee Member/Coordinator (2012 - 2012)
  • New College Convocation, Master of Ceremonies (2011 - 2011)
  • AZ Jewish Theatre, Board Member (2011 - 2011)
  • Actors Equity Liaison Committee, Member (2011 - 2011)
  • Actors Equity Service Award, Presenter (2011 - 2011)
  • Campus Black History Month Committee, Chair (2011 - 2011)
  • Campus MLK Planning Committee, Member (2011 - 2011)
  • Campus New Beginnings, Freshman Orientation, Master of Ceremonies (2011 - 2011)
  • Dr. CT Wright Pioneer Award Video, Producer/Director (2011 - 2011)
  • Humanities Arts and Cultural Studies, Technical Director (2011 - 2011)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Performance Events Committee, Member (2011 - 2011)
  • MLK March on West, Presenter/Committee Member/Coordinator (2011 - 2011)
  • Memory Conference /Arizona Jewish Theatre presents, Segment Producer (2011 - 2011)
  • Production Lab, Lighting Designer (2011 - 2011)
  • Screens Actors Guild, Regional Board memeber (2011 - 2011)
  • University Committee on Academic Professional Status (CAPS), Member (2011 - 2011)
  • West Cultural Festival Planning Committee, Member (2011 - 2011)
  • Writers and Directors Shorts, Technical Director (2011 - 2011)
  • i Theatre Collaborative, Artistic Advisor to the Board (2011 - 2011)
  • Actor's Equity Association, Liason Committee (2008 - 2011)
  • i Theatre Collaborative, Board of Directors Member and Artistic Advisor (2005 - 2011)
  • Arizona Jewish Theatre, Board of Directors Member (1996 - 2011)
  • Arizona Thespian Festival, Judge (2009 - 2011)
  • Committee on Academic Professional Status (CAPS), Committee Member (2008 - 2011)
  • Stories From the Other Side Teachers Conference & Workshop, Producer/ Technical Director (2011 - 2011)
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • New College Convocation, Master of Ceremonies (2010 - 2010)
  • AZ Jewish Theatre, Board Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Actors Equity Liaison Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Actors Equity Service Award, Presenter (2010 - 2010)
  • African Dance Troupe, Set & Lighting Designer (2010 - 2010)
  • Black History Month Poetry Jam, Lighting Designer (2010 - 2010)
  • Bowler Hat Conference, Producer/Director (2010 - 2010)
  • Campus Black History Month Committee, Chair (2010 - 2010)
  • Campus Black Student Union, Faculty Advisor (2010 - 2010)
  • Campus Cultural Planning Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Campus MLK Planning Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Campus New Beginnings, Freshman Orientation, Master of Ceremonies (2010 - 2010)
  • Clovis Campbell Pioneer Award Video, Producer/Director (2010 - 2010)
  • Dodging Bullets, Lighting Designer (2010 - 2010)
  • HArCS Documentary and Media Studies Program Organizing Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • HArCS Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP), Member (2010 - 2010)
  • HArCS Executive Advosiry Board, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • HArCS Oral History Certificate Plannign Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • HArCS Oral History Research Cluster, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Events, Lighting Designer (2010 - 2010)
  • Humanities Arts and Cultural Studies, Technical Director (2010 - 2010)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Performance Events Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Life as We Know It, Set & Lighting Designer (2010 - 2010)
  • MLK March on West, Presenter/Committee Member/Coordinator (2010 - 2010)
  • New College Sneak Preview Recruiting, Presenter (2010 - 2010)
  • Obama Scholar, Mentor (2010 - 2010)
  • Pioneer Award Dinner, Master of Ceremonies (2010 - 2010)
  • Production Lab, Lighting Designer (2010 - 2010)
  • Senior Projects, Mentor/Technical Director (2010 - 2010)
  • University Committee on Academic Professional Status (CAPS), Member (2010 - 2010)
  • West Cultural Festival Planning Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Writers and Directors Shorts, Technical Director (2010 - 2010)
  • i Theatre Collaborative, Artistic Advisor to the Board (2010 - 2010)
  • The Last Frontier Theatre Conference, National Advisory Board (2005 - 2010)
  • i Theatre Collaborative, Board of Directors Member and Artistic Advisor (2005 - 2010)
  • Arizona Jewish Theatre, Board of Directors Member (1996 - 2010)
  • HArCS Trauma Conference, Technical Director (2010 - 2010)
  • Arizona Thespian Festival, Judge (2009 - 2010)
  • Associate Director Search Committee, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Campus Cultural Planning Committee, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Documentary and Media Studies Program Organizing Committee, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Emergency Preparedness Plan, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • HArCS Events Committee, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • MLK Planning Committee, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Oral History Certificate Plannign Committee, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Oral History Research Cluster, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • West Cultural Festival Planning Committee, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Ombudsperson Committee, ASU West Campus Faculty Ombudsperson (2009 - 2010)
  • HArCS Exectutive Advisory Board, Committee Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Black History Month Committee, Committee Chair (2008 - 2010)
  • Black Student Union, Faculty Advisor (2008 - 2010)
  • IAP Events Committee, Committee Member (2005 - 2010)
  • A Wade Smith Memorial Lecture Committee, Committee Member (2007 - 2009)
  • Sneak Preview Recruiting Trip, Recruiter (2009 - 2009)
  • Faculty Research EXPO, Presenter (2009 - 2009)
  • Actors Equity Association, Liason (2007 - 2009)
  • Director Shorts II - Student Stage and Film Directing Projects, Technical Director/Instructor (2008 - 2008)
  • Black History Month Celebration Committee, Chair (2008 - 2008)
  • Actor's Equity Association, Liason Committee (2008 - 2008)
  • Senior Projects - Spring/Fall, Technical Director (2008 - 2008)
  • i Theatre Collaborative, Board of Directors Member, Artistic Advisor (2005 - 2008)
  • Convocation, Master of Ceremonies (1998 - 2008)
  • Arizona Jewish Theatre, Board of Directors Member (1996 - 2008)
  • The Visionary Awards, Lighting Design (2008 - 2008)
  • Faculty & Staff Appriciation Celebration, Committee Member & Lighting Design & Master of Ceremonies (2008 - 2008)
  • IAS 2 Student Capstone Project, Mentor/Technical Director (2007 - 2008)
  • IAS Student Capstone Project, Mentor/Technical Director (2007 - 2008)
  • Herberger Theater Center Young Artist Scholarship Competition, Finalist Judge (2008 - 2008)
  • Martin Luther King Planning Committee, Member (1998 - 2008)
  • Student Directing Projects, Technical Director/Instructor (2007 - 2007)
  • Actor's Equity Association, Liason Committee (2007 - 2007)
  • Senior Projects - Spring/Fall, Technical Director (2007 - 2007)
  • i Theatre Collaborative, Board of Directors Member, Artistic Advisor (2005 - 2007)
  • Oh Dad Poor Dad Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling so Sad, Director & Lighting Designer (2007 - 2007)
  • Actors Equity Association, Liason (2004 - 2007)
  • Production Lab, Technical Director & Lighting Designer (2007 - 2007)
  • The Visionary Awards, Master of Ceremonies & Lighting Design (2007 - 2007)
  • Faculty & Staff Appriciation Celebration, Committee Member & Lighting Design & Master of Ceremonies (2007 - 2007)
  • A Day in the Life of a Pencil, Technical Directo & Lighting Designer (2006 - 2007)
  • Security System, Technical Director (2007 - 2007)
  • Black History Month Celebration Committee, Chair-elect (2006 - 2007)
  • Messiah - A Soulful Celebration, Technical Director, Lighting Designer (2006 - 2007)
  • Orpheus Decending, Technical Director & Lighting Designer (2006 - 2007)
  • MLK Peotry Jam, Lighting Designer & Technical Director (2006 - 2007)
  • Martin Luther King Planning Committee, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • ASU, IAP, "Directing Class Projects and Performances", Technical Director, faculty mentor (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU, IAP, "Senior Projects", Technical Director (2006 - 2006)
  • Public Affairs/Criminal Justice, Lighting Design (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU, IAP, "Getting to Know Baby - Part II", Technical Director (2006 - 2006)
  • Young Life, Lighting Design (2006 - 2006)
  • University College Center, Technical Director, Lighting Design (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU, IAP, "Production Lab", Technical Director, Lighting and Video Design (2006 - 2006)
  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation Committee, Committee Member, performer, writer, coordinator, emcee (2006 - 2006)
  • Convocation/Commencement, Master of Ceremonies (2005 - 2006)
  • ASU, IAP, "Getting Near to Baby - Part I", Technical Director (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU, Public Affairs "Visionaries Dinner and Performance", Technical Director, Lighting Desinger (2006 - 2006)
  • ASU, IAP, "Leandro Soto Presents..." How Far Can We Go", Technical Director/Lighting Designer (2006 - 2006)
  • Scottsdale Community College, Search Committee Member (2005 - 2006)
  • IAP, ASU, "Floyd Collins", Technical Director (2006 - 2006)
  • Arizona Black Film Festival, Judge (2005 - 2006)
  • Black History Month Planning Committee, Committee Member, Technical Director, Events Coordinator (2005 - 2006)
  • ASU Theatre and Film Departmnet, Moderator (2006 - 2006)
  • Barrett Honors College, Lighting Design (2006 - 2006)
  • Martin Luthur King Celebration Committee, Co-Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • MLK Poetry Jam, Technical Director (2005 - 2006)