Steven Earl-Edwards (Steven Earl Edwards)
BiographyGlendale, California, USA
Steven Earl's professional experience spans more than thirty years as actor, director, and producer. As co-owner of the independent film company Ed-Man Productions in New York, he co-produced two Japanese music videos with partner Jim Manley, which received two Silver Awards at the Houston International Film and Video Festival. Besides co-writing the screenplay for Circle, Steven has co-authored two full-length musicals, The Adventures of Maid Marian, and A Christmas Dance, and co-wrote the libretto for the New York based Goliard Musical Ensemble for their tour of Wordsmith. Steven made his New York debut as an actor in the role of "Melvin P. Read more... Thorpe" in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, directed by Tommy Tune and Peter Masterson, and was featured in subsequent productions of the Las Vegas, Bus & Truck, and Stock companies opposite such stars as Barbara Eden and Edie Adams. He has also worked with, or appeared opposite such talent as Kim Zimmer, Terrence Mann, Barry Corbin, Orson Bean, and Larry Drake. In 1999, he was featured as "Mr. Technically Delicious" in the Short Film Lunch in America, which received Silver Awards at both the New York Film and Video competition, and the Houston International Film and Video Festival. Steven later appeared as guest on BBC Digital Television and Radio Ulster in conjunction with his performance in and direction of Eugene O'Neill's last play, Hughie, at the Belfast Festival Fringe. Steven is a member of SAG, AFTRA, AEA, and the Dramatists Guild. Briefly stated, his experience in New York also includes on camera principal spokesperson on national and international commercials for such clients as Polaroid, Xerox, Coast Soap, A & W Root Beer, Godiva Chocolates, Wilkinson Sword & Blade, Kaliber Beer, and was seen in his Hanes with super model Carol Ault. He appeared as the "Sheriff of Lanview" on ABC's One Life To Live, and was a featured actor in the stage version of A Circle On The Cross, recipient of the New York Drama League's Award for Best Play. A stage combat instructor and former member of the Society of American Fight Directors, he was also an original founding member of the highly acclaimed "Fights R Us" in New York for which he also produced and directed at several Manhattan venues. He continues to train in the martial art of Aikido with Art Harrison, Sensei, at the Newnan Budokan in Newnan, GA. A former professor of Theatre at LaGrange College, he teaches Public Speaking & Dramatic Arts at Tuskegee University(2012). "Dr." Edwards holds a multidisciplinary Doctorate of Fine Arts (Art/Music/Theatre/Philosophy)from Texas Tech University, a Master of Arts from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Wesleyan University, and special studies and certification in Dramatic Interpretation from the University of Texas at Austin. Edwards continues to perform, direct, produce and choreograph professionally in Georgia, New York and Regional Theatres. He has served on the Governor's Committee for the Georgia Council for the Arts as a Theatre Panelist and is a past chair of the Professional Division of the Georgia Theatre Conference.