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Frank Levy's Resume
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711 Marc Court
Abita Springs, LA 70420
985-893-2090    

Email: frank@storiesinmotion.com

Website: http://www.storiesinmotion.com
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EDUCATION
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, New Orleans, LA. Bachelor of Science in Education, 1971.
   Achievements
   *Dean's Scholarship for Academic Excellence
   *Speech Team, Captain
   *Debate Society, President.
   *Teaching certificates in English and Social Studies.

PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS
PLAYMAKERS, Board of Directors, Parliamentarian, 1989-1992 & 2003-Present; Member, 1998-Present.
ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION, Board of Directors, Parliamentarian, 2003-Present; Member, 2003-Present.
LOUISIANA REGISTRY OF PERFORMING ARTISTS, 1998-Present.
LOUISIANA TALENTED THEATER EVALUATOR, 2000-Present.
NORTHLAKE PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY, Board of Directors, Member, 1996-2000.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNET CAFES, Board of Directors, Member, 1996-1997.
NORTHLAKE PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY, Advisory Board, Member, 1995 & 1996.
THE DISCOVERY CENTER, ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION, Steering Committee, Member, 1994.
ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY, American Authors Essay Contest, Judge, 1990-1993.
ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD, LIFT Committee, Member, 1987.

EXPERIENCE
Free lance writer/Consultant.  May, 1969 - Present.
Consultant, SOAR TECHNOLOGY, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001-Present. Consultant, KINETIC MANAGEMENT, Brisbane, Australia, 2003-Present. Consultant, PRODUCTION MODELING CORPORATION, Dearborn, Michigan, 2000-2001. Founding partner and head writer for website design company, DIAMOND BULLET DESIGN, 1995-December, 1999. Consultant, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY, Model Distance Education Initiative grant, 1997.   Media Consultant, CRESCENT CITY CLASSIC ROAD RACE, 1996. Publicity, ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION, 1994-1996.  Press secretary, political campaigns, 1994 & 1995.  Creative consultant, RAWSON & BRIGHT, LTD., Brisbane, Australia, 1994-1996.  Infomercial writer, QVC NETWORK  and  JOAN RIVERS SHOW for STERLING SPRING WATER FILTERS, 1994.  Contributing editor  (articles, essays, short stories):  Northshore magazine and Emerald Coast magazine, 1984-1985.  Contributor:  Times Picayune newspaper, News Banner newspaper, St. Tammany Farmer newspaper, Gris Gris magazine, Table Tennis Topics magazine, 1976-1996.  Public relations director, CHEFS' CHARITY FOR CHILDREN  and GREEK NIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS, 1985.  Works in progress:  an adult novel, Big Blue Diamond;  a play, Chasing After Comus;  a children's novel, Petra; a poetry collection, Carnival.
   Achievements
   *Published work:  a chapter, "What is the Internet?" in a college text, Introductory Research Skills, 1998.
   *Published work:  a book, The Autobiography of The Chief, 1995.

Public speaker.  1984 - Present.
Speaking Engagements in Brisbane and Sydney, Australia; also Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Nashville, Orlando and New Orleans, 1999-2004. Speech consultant, political campaigns, 1994-Present.  Featured speaker, Making the Connection for the Next Century, LOUISIANA SURPLUS LINE ASSOCIATION convention, Lafayette, 1998.  Featured speaker, AT&T conferences on Web site design, New Orleans, Mobile, Atlanta, 1997 & 1998.  Featured speaker, NEW ORLEANS POLICE DEPARTMENT, 1997.  Portrayed Karl Faberge, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY LAB SCHOOL and MANDEVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL, 1997.  Featured speaker, GOLDRUSH ELECTRONIC BANKING CONFERENCE,  San Antonio, 1997.  Featured speaker, P
HOTOMARKETING ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL convention, New Orleans, 1997.  Featured speaker, Internet seminar, PARK ROYAL HOTEL, Brisbane, Australia, December, 1996.  Featured speaker, SOUTHFIELD INTERNET MARKETING conference, Detroit, 1996.  Featured speaker, COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION convention, New Orleans, 1996.  Lecture series, Existential Philosophy, 1994-1997, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY.  Portrayed Franz Schubert, NORTHLAKE PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY, 1996.  Portrayed Claude Monet, MANDEVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL, FIFTH WARD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, ST. SCHOLASTICA ACADEMY, CHRIST EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, ST. PETER SCHOOL, THE DISCOVERY CENTER, PUBLIC ACCESS CABLE TELEVISION. 1995-1996.    Narrator, NORTHLAKE PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY, 1995-1996.  Film lecture series:  Through the Lens, 1995;  Film:  The Art Behind the Art, 1994; Great Moments in Film, 1993; and Cinema As Art In The Twentieth  Century, ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY, Covington & Slidell, 1992.  Lecture series:  Theater and Public Speaking and Creative Writing,  SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY, 1992 & 1993.  Lecture series:  Walker Percy Symposium, ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY, Covington, 1992.  Lecture series:  Peer Pressure, DEPAUL NORTHSHORE HOSPITAL, Covington, 1986-89.  Television lecture:  Seminar on Education, COX CABLE, New Orleans, 1986.
   Achievements
   *Listed, Who's Who In Media and Communications, 1997-Present.

Director.  December, 1974 - Present.
Managing Director and Author for adaptations of Robin Hood, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid and The Jungle Book, PLAYMAKERS SUMMER CHILDREN'S THEATER, 1996-Present.  Director, special theater projects, CAMP. OJIBWA, Eagle River, Wisconsin, 1999-2002. Director, special theater projects, ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOLS, 1995-Present. Writer and Director of independent video productions 1991-Present, including: Rhino System, Brisbane, Australia; Asbestos at the Mill:  40 Years of Damage; television ad campaign for FIG INDEPENDENT COMPUTER SUPPORT, INC.  Managing Director and Author,  Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Mother Goose Is Loose; Director, Pocahontas and Cinderella, THE DISCOVERY CENTER THEATER, 1995 & 1996.  Director of 13 plays, PLAYMAKERS, 1976-Present. Author and Director, T. Petit and the Loup Garou:  An Original Louisiana Creole Folk Tale, performed as play, GOLDEN MEADOW LOWER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 1994.  Author and Director of eight children's plays in collaboration with Bonnie Bess WoodThe Gargle Needs an Agent, 1994; Flutterby the Blue Butterfly, 1993; The Fat Rat Who Sat, 1992; The Sad Fairy, 1991; The Cat Who Dreamed She Was A Dog Who Dreamed He Was A Cat, 1990, ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY, Summer Reading Program. 
  Achievements
   *Received Best Director award, PLAYMAKERS, 1978 & 1991.

Storyteller. August, 1993 - Present.
Stories In Motion& Instant Play productions, YOUNG AUDIENCES, New Orleans, 1999-Present (300+ performances across Louisiana). Instant Play Productions, CHILDREN'S CASTLE, Rivertown, Kenner, 1998, 1999, 2000. Cultural Heritage Festival, ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOLS, Slidell, 1998.  Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves with SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY LAB SCHOOL, grades 3 & 5, SIMS LIBRARY, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY, Hammond, 1998.  Bluesberry Festival, Covington, 1994-98.  The Lessons of Buddha, Cultural Arts Festival, ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION, Covington, 1998.  Stories In Motion, Art At The Park, Covington, 1995-2000.  The Cat Who Dreamed She Was A Dog Who Dreamed He Was A Cat, CLARK GALLERY, SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY, for the CRAYOLA DREAMWORKS exhibit, 1998.  ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOLS, 1995-Present.  Three Rivers Festival, Covington, 1997.  Stories In Motion, ST. TAMMANY PARISH LIBRARY, Covington, Bush, Folsom, Mandeville, Lacombe, Slidell, 1994-96.  CHRIST EPISCOPAL SCHOOL, Covington, grades K-7, 1993-1997.  Storyteller-in-Residence, THE DISCOVERY CENTER, Covington, 1995.  Northshore Jazz Festival, Covington, 1994-1996.  Cultural Arts Festival, Covington, ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION, 1994 & 1995.    Mandeville Seafood Festival, Mandeville, 1994.  Summer Program for At Risk Students, LYON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Covington, 1994.  Summer Recreation Program, CITY OF LACOMBE, 1994.
   Achievements
   *Featured in the St. Tammany News Banner newspaper (Sep 25) for Stories In Motion, 1994.
 

Teacher.  August, 1968 - Present.

  • SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY, 1994-Present: Contracted Educational Consultant.
  • TULANE UNIVERSITY, 1996:  Media Arts.
  • ST. SCHOLASTICA ACADEMY, 1994-1997:  Speech I & II.  Private Tutor, 1993-1996.
  • ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOLS, 1972-1992:  English I, II, III, IV;  World Literature; Free Enterprise; American History; Civics; Speech I, II; World Geography.
    Achievements
   *Created and taught state-accredited elective course:  Film as Literature.
   *Coached speech and debate team to thirteen national speech and debate finals.
   *Received Distinguished Educator of the Year award from JESUIT HIGH  SCHOOL, New Orleans, 1990.
   *Received My Favorite Teacher award, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Mandeville, LA, 1991.
   *Listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1992 & 1993.
   *Received Distinguished Teacher award, LOUISIANA SCHOLARS' COLLEGE.
   *Received Distinguished Teacher recognition, MASSACHUSETTS  INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, 1992.
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