Andrew Clateman

Andrew Clateman
New York , NY
Acting, Storytelling
English, French, Hebrew
K-12 Schools, Assisted Living, College/University
Actors Equity Association (AEA); Amer. Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)

As an Actor under Professional Actors' Equity contracts: Malvolio in TWELFTH NIGHT, for Connecticut Free Shakespeare, 2010 "Clateman creates one of the best Malvoliio's we've seen..." -Connecticut Post. Fool in KING LEAR, for Northeast Shakespeare Ensemble, 2007 "Best of all, Andrew Clateman does a brilliant job as the Fool, playing his long-tasseled jester's cap the way Haifetz once played the Stradavarius" -Valley News Dromio of Ephesus in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, also for Northeast Shakespeare Ensemble Feste in TWELFTH NIGHT, for Theater Ten Ten TV/Radio I am currently the comic spokesperson for the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the principal in their TV, radio and web ads, appearing as Marco LeMonde, "The World's Laziest Explorer". YouTube: "Laziest Explorer" to see the TV and Web spots.

People's Theatre Project: I teach a weekly class (ongoing) in Shakespeare for Older Adults at the Isabella Assisted Living Facility in Washington Heights. I sometimes teach the Storytelling Class as well, substituting for the official teacher. Our combined work led to a performance for the community and invited guests on July 1, 2011 that was a great success and was received a full-page story with photos in the New York Daily News (attached to email with application documents). University of Central Florida: I was the instructor of record, in the Fall of '08 and Spring of '09 teaching Fundamentals of Acting and Introduction to Voice and Speech to Theatre Majors.
I bring Shakespeare to older adults, encouraging them to take ownership of the learning process. Wherever possible, it is the class members who chose what we will work on and how. I encourage lively, in-depth discussion to foster comprehension in an atmosphere where all opinions are respected. The participants choose scenes and/or speeches they would like to work on to share with the community, and as a group we work toward that end, with everyone taking part in deciding how to effectively stage and present the material. Our recent "community share" was an artistic and social success, attended by the residents of the assisted living facility, friends and family, and received a full-page article in the Daily News.