Stacey Siegert - is the owner and creator of Actor’s with Moxie. She has worked in the Entertainment business for over 13 years. She retains a degree in Theatre & Film and has worked in almost every arena: as a Broadcast Agent for Exposure Model & Talent in Kansas City, as a manager for Wilhelmina Models in NYC, as a casting assistant for Law & Order: SVU, as a business consultant to actors at TVI Actor’s Studio and has also been an actor and lived in NYC. Stacey has taught multiple workshops at local high schools and local colleges in Kansas City, well as in New York City at the Actor’s Connection. She is also an adjunct professor at JCCC, and teaches a class which covers the Business of Acting and On Camera Audition Technique.
Val Anderson - With a degree in Journalism/Radio & TV from Kansas State University, Val has been producing and shooting videos since 1998. Not only has Val worked behind the camera shooting for hundreds of concerts and sporting events, she has produced a variety of projects including educational programs, commercials, documentaries and music videos. Val produced "No Shortcuts: The Entrepreneurial Life of Henry Bloch," a one-hour documentary produced in conjunction with the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management. She also served as post-production supervisor on Let Freedom Ring, a two-part series on WWII veterans, which aired in over 90 markets on Public Television. Working in the KC area for her entire career, Val has established great relationships with local crews, freelancers and resources. Her favorite part of the job is the constantly changing subject matter. This often includes travel, which is at the top of Val’s production job perks. She especially enjoys the opportunity to visit locations that wouldn’t normally make it on her vacation list. These excursions often provide unexpected adventures, fun stories and great memories. Val joined Outpost Worldwide in 2006 and is now the lead in-house producer. She previously worked at Opus Communications and Paddock Productions.
Stephane Suetos Scupham - has been working in film, television and video for 15 years. She first attended Bradley University for Voice and Theatre and graduated from University of Kansas in Film Studies. She didn't go far from home when she created her own television show in Lawrence, Kansas called Guided by Flavor. It was during that time that she worked behind camera as producer, director, and editor. For other shows and commercials, she operated live teleprompter, live audio mixing, and camera operating as well as performances in front of the camera and in the sound booth. Knowing both sides of production as well as being a former talent agent gives her a thorough perspective on the industry. Steph has performed in commercials and videos across the country. She most recently co-hosted, Uniquely Kansas City, a PBS series with Randy Mason on KCPT and continues to co-host pledge nights for the station. Currently, Steph now works for award-winning t2 Studios as Senior Account Manager, making TV, video and experiential design.
Megan Hovde - is a professional actor and improviser in Chicago, and has been performing and teaching improvisation for 10 years. She was in the Second City National Touring Company, performing improv and sketch comedy all over the world. She was a member of the Main Stage at the Second City Novi (Detroit) where she wrote and performed in Michigan Impossible: All Laid Off And Nowhere To Go, before which, and after which, she took to the seas to be in The Best of Second City on Norwegian Cruise Lines. Most recently she performed in The Second City Does Baltimore at Baltimore's Centerstage Theater, and wrote and performed in Chicago in 2 lady sketch show, Faux Real . In addition she can be seen at the IO Theater (Improv Olympic), the Annoyance Theater and has performed at improv festivals all over the country- with improv teams American Dream and KOKO , among others . Offstage, she is a teacher in the Conservatory and Beginning Program at the Second City Training Center, and has taught many workshops along the way.
Cameron DeVictor - has been acting since the ripe age of 9 years old, originally from Lawrence, KS, he has performed in Lawrence, Kansas City and Los Angeles, for stage and screen. After graduating in Theater & Film from Kansas University he worked professionally in Kansas City and now for the last 9 years in Los Angeles. From bit parts in Ride with the Devil and Monday After the Miracle in KC in 1998, he became SAG eligible and decided LA was the place for him. His most recent work includes a fight choreography workshop at Tides Theater in San Francisco, national commercials for OREO and INVESCO, a stunt role for an indy film, The Hunted. Also, in the Fall of 2012, he became the newest associate of Hall Associates Flying Effects (HAFE), in Chicago, one of the premiere rigging and flying companies in the US. He has helped rig one show at the Milwaukee Rep, and will be teaching harness and flying to professional vocalists at an LA workshop with HAFE in April 2013.
See www.camdevictor.com or see his commercial reel at www.lacasting.com/camdevictor
Dawnnie Mercado - has over 20 years of acting and coaching experience. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA as well as Actor’s Equity. Prior to moving to Kansas City this year, she ran The Academy Training Center and Theatre Creators Kids in North Hollywood California. Through her on camera acting studio in North Hollywood California she successfully coached many students (referred by LA agents and Managers) to successful commercial, TV, and agent bookings. Dawnnie has a BA in Acting from UC Santa Barbara as well as an MFA in Acting from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She has appeared on television in such shows as E.R., Law and Order Criminal Intent, Strong Medicine, Judging Amy and more. She has also appeared in over 30 theatrical productions either in Regional Theatre, in Los Angeles or New York. Some of her favorite characters include Lucy in Dracula for the Sacramento Theatre Company and Penn Stage, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Avery Schreiber Theatre in North Hollywood, and Malinche in La Malinche for The Arizona Theatre Company. While living in Los Angeles she auditioned frequently for commercials and television herself and is happy to share her knowledge with us both as an actor and on camera coach. Her favorite commercial for “TLC" as it appeared on the The Learning Channel can be seen at the end of her reel at: www.dawnniemercado.com.
Ed Doris - Ed Doris has been an improvisational actor for fifteen years. First, as a ensemble member of Lighten Up Improvisation company where he co-directed their High School Improv League. During his time there he studied under local improv master teacher and Lighten Up founder Trish Berrong. He has performed in an ensemble directed by MIck Napier, author, founder and Artistic Director of The Annoyance and award winner Director of over 15 Second City reviews including their 50th anniversary show, studied with stage legend Del Close, founder of long form improv and the man who trained Bill Murray, Gilda Radner to Chris Farley and Tim Meadows. Ed is founder and Artistic Director of The Trip Fives. This group produces Improv Thunderdome, a competitive improvisational tournament and Bare TV, an improvised talk show. Most recently, Ed has studied with former artistic director of The Second City training center and master improvisation teacher David Razowsky. It was here that Ed became introduced to the Viewpoints theory of acting adapted by Ann Bogart and Tina Landau for stage. It is the Viewpoints theory that informs the bulk of his workshops while offering a survey of the schools of thought that govern The Annoyance and Improv Olympic, two of the most renowned Improvisational theaters in the world. Ed's experience has taught him to embrace the moment, be aware of his partners on stage, to agree and accept change with the whole body and find the emotional truth of the scene. All concepts that are the foundation of his teaching style.