Diane Cameron Elam

Diane Cameron Elam

Green Earth Theater
Actor, Host/presenter, Playwright, Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Singer, Film/theatre Journalist, Music Composer and Musician

Carrollton, Georgia

Member Since:
March 2014
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About Diane

BIO
SUMMARY: Actress, Vocalist, Writer, Author - Diverse, gifted, creative and skillful teacher – Script writer with more than 20 years’ experience teaching acting principles and techniques, musical theater and creative writing with an environmental focus to individuals and groups, youth and adults for community, private, international organizations and summer camp programs.

Summary of Qualifications
• Strong ability to design and deliver appropriate curriculum.
• Proven ability to work actively and collaboratively with other teachers, program staff, students, and parents to support the growth of each student.
• Immense ability to teach the following courses: Drama, Tech Theater, Acting, Film, and Play Writing.
• Profound ability to plan for and run rehearsals and performances.
• Exceptional charisma and magnetism to make students want desperately to be on stage.
• In-depth ability to work with adolescents and to work with a challenging population.
• Proven ability to work constructively and happily with colleagues.
Professional Experience

General Drama Curriculum
• Conduct readings to evaluate student's talent.
• Adapt course of study and training methods to meet student's need and ability.
• Teach enunciation, diction, voice development, and dialects, using voice exercises, speech drills, explanation, lectures, and improvisation.
• Discuss and demonstrate vocal and body expression to teach acting styles, character development, and personality projection.
• Produce and direct plays for school and public performances.
• Audition students to select cast and assign parts.
• Rehearse and drill students to ensure they master parts.
• Assign nonperforming students to backstage production tasks, such as constructing, painting, moving scenery, operating stage light, and sound equipment.
• Direct activities of students involved in constructing, painting, and lighting scenery.
• Teach elements of stagecraft, stage makeup, costume craft, play writing, and play direction.







Bio

Ms. Cameron is an International Recording & Performing Artist She is also a devout believer in youth mentorship through the arts. Her philosophy is; “children all around the world have the same needs; to have an outlet for creative expression. She travels nationally and internationally establishing performing arts and sports programs for youth. She also organizes yearly Summer Camps for the Performing Arts for youth and teens. Ms. Cameron is on the roster at Georgia Tech University teaching acting to faculty and students. She has over 10 years of play writing, acting teacher and coach with young people of all ages in summer camp and teaching acting lessons. Her youth environmental play, “Trash Tawkin” was recently debuted at the 2011 Hilton Head Island, SC., Earth Day Celebration.
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Diane Cameron had now made her home from Alabama to Atlanta, Georgia. Diane has appeared all across the United States in performances and theater presentations. Venues in in San Destin, Florida at the San Destin Resort and Conference Center, Florabama as well as numerous private engagements and weddings along the Eastern Shore. She also performed for the Alabama Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce National Shrimp Festival. Other Alabama Eastern Shore appearances include Kiva Dunes, Beach Club, Guy’s Gumbo, Oleander Resort, Marriott Grand Hotel, Legions Club, Theater 98 and more.
Diane has produced several youth theatrical productions, was a guest on channel 44 Mobile’s “Cover Stories” hosted by Nona Simmons. Diane has written several plays published an environmental skit for the City of Mobile’s “Keep Mobile Beautiful” organization and is writing a children’s book “Fred & Felix” and an environmental play for children called ‘TRASH TAWKIN” In her play the stars and the heroes are the recyclable items who are looking for a “second chance” at life. Ms. Cameron says this play not only teaches kids to recycle, but it also makes the point of how to get along with others.
Diane was selected U.S.A. Artist in Residence to the Republic of Benin, West Africa She was subsequently invited to Durban and Johannesburg in as a result of being nominated by the International Music Organization KORA. Her self-authored CD “The Reconciliation” was in competition with 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Will Smith and Olivier.
The State of Alabama USA passed two Resolutions signed by the Honorable Bob Riley, Governor of recognizing Ms. Cameron’s theatrical and musical work with children.
Music Credits
Performed in Concerts & Festivals – Tokyo, Japan, West Africa, South Africa, United States, Canada, Bahamas
Performed and Produced 3 CD’s – 5 Videos – Teaches Artist Development – Songwriter
Educational Credits
Graduated: John M. Harlan High School, Chicago
Loop College, Fine Arts, Chicago
Columbia Southern University/Environmental Management/BS/12013
Television Credits
Channel 44 – Nona Simmons Cover Stories Interview & Vocal Performance Mobile, Alabama
Channel 3 – Pensacola Television to promote trip to Benin
Channel 12 – Good Morning Jacksonville – Clennon King. Interview & Vocal performance – Jacksonville, FL.
ORTB – Republic of Benin, West Africa
LC2 – Republic of Benin, West Africa
SABC Satellite – Durban, South Africa – Video Performance
Radio Credits
St. Augustine Interview for compilation CD Jacksonville, FL
Kennedy-King College Radio – Chicago, Illinois This Woman’s Heart
WBEE Peoria, IL – Listening Party for first CD -This Woman’s Heart
WDLT Mobile, AL – Carmen Brown Host
WDLT Mobile, AL – Carmen Brown Host
WDLT Mobile, AL – Carmen Brown Host
WDLT Mobile, AL – Carmen Brown Host
Oceane FM Radio – Republic of Benin, West Africa
Radio Star FM – Republic of Benin, West Africa
Golf Radio FM – Republic of Benin, West Africa
CAPP FM Radio – Republic of Benin, West Africa
Radio Ouidah – Republic of Benin, West Africa
Theatrical Credits
Fame – Hilton Head Island, SC 1991
Big River – Hilton Head Island, SC 1992
Prelude to a Kiss – Hilton Head Island, SC 1992
Midsummer’s Night Dream -Chicago, IL 1993
Merrily We Roll Along – Atlanta, GA 1995
Piano Lesson – Jacksonville, FL 1997
Drama Arts & Music, Tokyo, Japan 2000
Rhythm of the World – (written & directed Daphne, AL 2000,
Voices of Freedom – (written & directed) Mobile, AL 2001
Cry of Freedom – (written & directed) Mobile, AL 2004
Open Letter to the African American Daughter – (written & directed) Mobile, AL 2005
Open Letter to the African American Son – (written & directed) Mobile, AL 2005
The Children of Diaspora – Written and Directed, Republic of Benin, West Africa 2005
KORA Award, Johannesburg, South Africa 2005
Drama Summer Camp, Mobile, Alabama 2006
Drama Summer Camp, Mobile, Alabama 2007
Drama Summer Camp, Benin, West Africa 2008
Water When Katrina Came – Summer Camp Finale Play, Wrote & Directed Play 2008
Drama Summer Camp, Atlanta Georgia 2009, Briscoe Park, City of Snellville, GA
Drama Arts Program, Benin, West Africa
Commercial Credits
Haverty’s Furniture – Holiday Scene – Televised
Aaron’s Furniture – Family Purchasing Scene – Print
Marriott Grand Hotel -Postcard Scene – Print
Newsprint Credits
Hilton Head Island Packet -Dec 1991
Florida Times-Union -March 1997
Folio Weekly (Jacksonville) -December 1997
Mobile Press Register -May 2002
The Islander .. Gulf Shores, Alabama -October 2002
Mobile Press Register -February 2004
National Festivals 2002, 2003, Alabama Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce Shrimp Festival International Tours Tokyo Dome Hotel – Artist Café – 3 Months with Phil Morrison Trio, Tokyo, Japan –


AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
Recognition by the State of Alabama
http://www.legislature.state.al.us/searchableinstruments/2004RS/Resoluti...
2nd Recognition by the State of Alabama
http://www.legislature.state.al.us/searchableinstruments/2006RS/Resoluti...
2005 KORA AWARD NOMINATION – (AFRICAN GRAMMYS) Durban, South Africa
Category – Best African American Diaspora Nominees – Mariah Carey, Will Smith, 50 Cents, Diane Cameron Winner - Will Smith
Album – The Reconciliation – Song – Come Back Home to Africa

GREEN EARTH THEATER
Educating Eco Responsibility Through the Arts
http://www.culturecrews.com/green-earth-theater.html
Environmental Arts
As the Director of Green Earth Theater, my goal is to create theatrical productions that address the need for eco-friendly performing art works. Green Earth Theatre can be categorized by many names, ecological theatre or eco-theatre, sustainable theatre, environmental theatre or even recycled theatre. Each term can refer to either the practice of producing plays that educate and promote ecology, or it can refer to sustainable and ecological practices that go into the making, of any production. When I began this project, my hope was that the arts and the ecology would forge a partnership to educate and inspire personal responsibility to develop green consciousness.

As anyone who has opted for sustainability in theater can attest—there are a few hurdles. One of the difficulties is that many of the common practices for being ‘green’ still come at a price for the environment. What I would like achieve on this site is how to make theatre that is good for the environment--or sustainable theater is educationally entertaining and informative at the same time. The current collection represents an ongoing series of cultural offerings I hope will be a successful brand of Theater Edutainment. Furthermore, that it will serve to be a resource center for schools, churches, community centers, youth organization and other eco-friendly organization looking for a creative way to promote green living, a healthier environment and enlighten theater for this generation of earth minded citizens.

The video promos are to acquaint the viewer with the concept or the idea of the theme of the play. However, each play has an individual script that can be performed using actors of all ages. We have been very successful with a youth cast. The Green Earth Theater Ensemble consists of musicians, actors, graphic artist, videographers, recording engineers and stage crew. We are available to present each play at your designated venue using local actors. This is perfect for Arbor Day, Earth Day or any Keep Cities Beautiful celebration. For the budget minded organizations (all of us these days. If you choose, Green Earth Theater will come to your location to direct and produce any of the Green Earth Theater Productions using all local personnel in your location. The last option is great for churches, youth groups, boys and girls clubs, parks and recreation community centers, schools and more.

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Credits

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Awards

  • Recognition by the State of Alabama http://www.legislature.state.al.us/searchableinstruments/2004RS/Resolutions/HJR700.htm

  • 2nd Recognition by the State of Alabama http://www.legislature.state.al.us/searchableinstruments/2006RS/Resolutions/HJR262.htm

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