Cameron Carlson is a professional stage and film actor who has worked in Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and New York. As a 9-12 high school teacher, school administrator, college professor, chair, and dean, Cameron continually seeks to find the nexus where education meets theatre. He considers himself to be a theatre educator for life, helping those interested to taking the next step in their professional career. In June 2017, he launched Carlson Acting & Performance Services, LLC (CAPS). CAPS is the culmination of four generations of experience on the stage. His grandparents and great-uncles were Vaudeville performers, his parents have started six community theatres in each of the places they have lived. His youngest son, Chris, has also been bitten by the theatre bug.
Cameron has been nominated for community awards and has been the recipient of two local comedy recognitions for outstanding leading male in a comedy. He has led CAPS to host three events, the most recent was an inter-generational Storybook Theater workshop. CAPS next event, an audition workshop, is at the beginning of November 2017.
Cameron dabbles in script writing and scenes where actors must make deliberate choices about their objectives and lead into the basis of improvisational rifts, born from character decision-making. Cameron works with a small, dedicated team of performers/directors who help inform where the company continues to grow.
Cameron currently works professionally in the Kansas City market and leads education initiatives across Kansas and Missouri, maintaining his first home of Wichita, KS, were he returns to conduct theatre workshops and education and corporate trainings.