Instructors & Production Staff
Jeremy Kent Jackson
Founder | Lead On-Camera Acting Instructor | Audition Coach
Jeremy Kent Jackson, originally from Colorado, graduated with a BFA in Acting from the University of Oklahoma School of Drama and completed a six level improvisation program at Minneapolis’ Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop where he then performed as an improviser in over one hundred shows. He has also performed professionally in over sixty plays in six states and has Guest Starred and Recurred on Network Television Shows including ER, CSI, Las Vegas, CSI:Miami, American Dreams, Happy Family, Drake and Josh, Without a Trace and Friends With Benefits. For three seasons he regularly recurred as Douglas Davenport on Disney XD’s Lab Rats and currently plays the same character in the spinoff series, Lab Rats: Elite Force. In addition to his stage and television credits, Jackson has been seen in over three dozen national commercials including major campaigns for Pizza Hut and Burger King, served a two year term as Best Buy’s in-house spokesperson, lent his voice to dozens of video games and performed in several feature films including one with master-director, David Lynch. Alongside his career as a professional actor, Mr. Jackson has made a consistent commitment to the classroom as well. He has taught acting, improvisation, voice & speech, stage-combat, stage-movement, writing, audition technique and acting for the camera for arts organizations in Oklahoma, Ohio, Minnesota and California. Additionally, Mr. Jackson has helped to develop theatre education curriculum for Silva’s Fine Arts, The Columbus Junior Theatre, Homeward Bound Theatre, Stages Theatre and The Glendale Center Theatre. Mr. Jackson co-founded DiscoveryOnstage, a theatre education company now in long-term residency at Providence High School, in 2006 and continues to serve as its Co-Creator/Creative Director. Additionally, Jeremy currently serves as Department Chair, BFA Acting for Film + Television at Studio School Los Angeles.
Founder | Audition Coach
Dominic Catrambone, a Chicago native, is a graduate of the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts West in Los Angeles. For over fifteen years he has performed in, produced and directed dozens of film, television and stage projects. An accomplished voiceover artist, he has lent his voice to thousands of commercials, promos, trailers, video games and animated series. Dominic launched a five-year run as the signature voice for the popular children’s network Disney XD, and continues his work for Disney XD Southeast Asia. He currently voices several reality and event campaigns for FOX and has been heard on HBO, HGTV, HBO Films, Fox Movie Channel, and CBS radio. Commercial credits include brand voice campaigns for Mitsubishi Motors, Ross, Little Debbie, Chef Boyardee, McDonald’s and Kellogg’s Froot Loops as “Jelly the Jellyfish”. Dominic had the privilege of playing “Leonardo” in season two of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and is currently a regular on the Dreamworks/Netflix original series Dawn of the Croods. While maintaining a career as a professional actor, Dominic relishes the opportunity to share his insight with young people. He has taught voiceover, scene study, improv, monologue prep, theatre production, stage combat and audition technique and has directed students in over a dozen main stage productions. His teaching includes stints with Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts, Glendale Center Theatre and Centre Stage, Inc. Mr. Catrambone co-founded DiscoveryOnstage, a theatre education company now in long-term residency at Providence High School, in 2006 and continues to serve as its Co-Creator/Producing Director.
Christen Harty-Schaefer is a California native who discovered her passion for producing and directing, in the TV studio at Pepperdine University. After earning her BA in Communications and Television Production, she never looked back. Today, Chris is two-time Emmy-nominated Producer, Director, and Writer who brings over 30 years of experience in the film and television industry, having worked with a number of Hollywood’s elite and a myriad of networks including CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, Discovery Channel and HGTV. For six years Chris collaborated with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks, HBO and The History Channel to create over 25 specials and documentaries highlighting such critically acclaimed films as Saving Private Ryan, Amistad, and Catch Me If You Can, among others. She had the honor of writing and directing three award-winning documentaries with Band of Brothers author, Stephen Ambrose, on the personal stories from the men and women of WWII. As the VP of Development for New Wave Entertainment, Chris helped create, produce and package over 150 hours of content for Lifetime, Biography and A&E, as well as the ABC Network Special, Signs of Fear, directed by M. Night Shyamalan. At Pie Town Productions, as VP of Development, Chris cultivated and sold a number of series, from family docu-soaps to real estate docu-soaps to crime series, for networks such as A&E, ION and Oprah Winfrey’s OWN. Chris also brought Providence High School students and the Non-profit Foundation, Operation Kids, together, producing, writing and directing the teen pilot Shoot From The Heart, following our young filmmakers working to make positive change. She attends The MFA Dramatic Writing Distance Program at the University of Idaho and is a 20-year member of the Directors Guild of America. Chris and her husband, who is the Director of Photography on the Warner Bros. Entertainment series EXTRA, split their free time between creating family film productions with their son, a graduate of the Providence Media Focus Program who is currently a CSUN Film Student, and support their daughter’s busy athletic career competing on an Elite-level Soccer Club.
Elrich Kane is an award-winning filmmaker who over the last decade has directed films in both New Zealand and USA. His independent feature films Kissy Kissy and Murmurs have screened at several international film festivals and his most recent short film Tender is currently on the US film festival circuit. Elric is also the producer and host of the popular web television show Inside Horror and the Geek Nation podcast Killer POV. He has taught film production and aesthetics at Columbia College in Chicago and Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.
Technical Consultant | Post-Production Specialist
Sean Mier is a comedy writer and director. Originally from Clarinda, Iowa, Sean studied Cinema and Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa, then moved to Los Angeles to train at The Second City. He has written, directed, and appeared in numerous sketch shows, short films, and web videos.
Rogelio Joseph Caedo
Composer | Post-Production Specialist | Administrator
Rogelio Joseph Caedo has been a DiscoveryOnstage mainstay for the past seven years. Beginning as a student with DiscoveryOnstage as well as part of Providence High’s Media Focus Program, Rogelio continued to contribute to the company past graduation through music composition and the development of the DO News Network. Over the years, Rogelio has written over thirty original songs for DiscoveryOnstage’s Summer Acting Camp and filmed three seasons of the DO News Network, as well as providing original scoring for several PHA stage plays, such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Terminal Cafe, and a PHA original production Lily the Glitch. Freshly armed with a B.A. in English from the University of California, Riverside, Rogelio seeks to teach English at the junior high or high school level.
Program Coordinator | Administrator
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