Carrie Lee Bland-Kendall

Actor . Singer . Producer

Carrie LeeBland-Kendall

Goshen, IN

Born in Bangkok, raised in Berlin & Savannah, Carrie has honed her craft as an actor in Chicago, NY and LA since 1996. Appearing on stage, in film & television, she also lends her voice talents to commercials & animation. Carrie has worked with many talented directors and artists, including renowned Broadway Musical Director, Kevin Stites and has studied under Nick Anderson of Emmy award winning, Junie Lowry-Johnson Casting.
 Carrie has been a proud member of AEA & SAG, and has served as Kendall Pictures Executive Producer, Casting Director & Art Director since the company’s inception in 2006. Carrie recently co-founded GoShakes Theatre.

Carrie and her husband, teacher & artist Dave Kendall, currently reside in Goshen Indiana.

Experience

  • Executive Producer, Casting Director
    Savannah, GA
    Decktechs Pilot, LLC
    Independent TV Pilot - SciFi Dramedy

    Currently in postproduction and seeking distribution.

    DECKTECHS FB page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Decktechs/146066665406206?ref=ts
  • Creative Director, Producer
    Savannah, GA
    Kendall Pictures, LLC
    Media Arts, Short Films, Television Content
  • Producer, Production Coordinator
    Savannah, GA
    Blue Voyage Productions, LLC
    Client: CSL Plasma
    Short SciFi Film: Starship CSL
    Dir: Mehmet Caglayan
  • Broadcasting & Media Arts Teacher
    Goshen, IN
    Goshen Community Schools
    GHS Art Department
    GTV Daily News Broadcasting
    Media Arts Variety Show
  • Stage Manager, Performer
    Chicago, IL
    Navy Pier Entertainment
    Stage Manager for over 200 Concerts & Productions @
    The Navy Pier Beer Garden Stage
    Dock Street Stage
    Family Pavilion Stage
    Winter WonderFest Extravaganza
    Summertime Fireworks: Presented by Pepsi & B96
    Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Parade
    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Performed 16 Seasons with the Navy Pier Player Acapella Troupe
    Performed 4 Seasons with aPeiring Daily Improve Troupe
    Performed the National Anthem for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs & Chicago Fire
  • Professional Facilitator, Emcee
    Chicago, IL
    Corporate Event Interactive
    Corporate Event Interactive is an industry leader in the production of interactive programs for corporate meetings and special events. CEI, voted Best Team Building Company in 2008 by readers of Illinois Meetings & Events Magazine, is the industry's go-to company for interactive and team programs in Chicagoland and across the nation. CEI energizes corporate meetings and events by producing creative, customized, well structured experiences run by professional facilitators, emcees and event staff.
  • Instructor
    Goshen, IN
    Center Stage Academy
    Auditioning for On-Camera I
    Acting for On-Camera I
    The Business for Acting
  • Program Director
    Goshen, IN
    4F Film Festival
    for Frist Fridays, Downtown Goshen, Inc.

ACTOR:Theatre & Cabaret

  • Artistic Associate
    Goshen, IN
    Jan 2013 - Present
    GoShakes Theatre
    Star-Crossed: A Musical Theatre Cabaret - Ensemble
    Romeo & Juliet - Tybalt & Lady Capulet
    A Sonnet Soundscape - Ensemble


  • Tony Award Winning Best Regional Theatre
    Chicago, IL
    The Goodman Theatre
    Let the Eagle Fly - Rita Chavez and Maria Perez
  • Chicago, IL
    Porchlight Music Theatre
    Affinity – William Finn Festival - Marcy Park, Ensemble
  • Chicago, IL
    TheaterBam!
    School House Rock Live! - Dina
  • Lincolnshire, IL
    Marriott Lincolnshire Theater
    The King & I - us Lady Thiang, Ensemble - *Jeff Nominated, Best Musical
    Miss Saigon - Yvette, Ensemble - *Jeff Nominated, Best Musical
  • Evanston, IL
    Light Opera Works
    Man of La Mancha - us Antonia, Moorish Dancer
  • Highland Park, IL
    AppleTree Theater
    M. Butterfly - us Suzuki, Chin, Dancer
  • Moraine Valley, IL
    Menker Theater
    Three Penny Opera - Jenny Diver
    Fiddler on the Roof - Chava
  • Chicago, IL
    The Theater Building
    Minotaur: The Musical - Olga Picasso
  • Chicago, IL
    Bailiwick Chicago
    The Christmas Schooner - Swing
    The Blue Angel - Ensemble
  • Chicago, IL
    Cabaret
    Broadway Follies - Soloist, Dancer - Voltaire Cabaret Troupe
    Sex, Booze & Cabaret - Soloist, Dancer - Voltaire Cabaret Troupe
    Grease: Summer Nights - Sandy, Ensemble - Voltaire Cabaret Troupe
    Windy City Showcase - Swing & Latin - Windy City Two Steppers
    Western Stunt Showcase - Can Can - Chicago Stunt Company

ACTOR: Film, TV, Commercials, VO, Print


  • Film
    Cotton - Supporting - Kendall Pictures, LLC

    The Date & Time - VO - Kendall Pictures,LLC
    *4F Film Festival, Official Selection

    Amends - Lead - Brandon T. David

    Lunch Time - Lead - Michael Johnson & Byung Kag Lee

    In 2 Weeks from Today - Lead - Michael Johnson & Philip Von Euring

    The Small Assassin - Supporting - Chris Charles, Beverly Ridge Pics, LLC

    The Minx - Supporting - Michael G. Smith, Wandering Way Productions

    NewsBiz - Lead - Kerry Devine, Devine Film Partners
    *Hollywood Digital Film Festival - Official Selection
    *IFP Chicago - Official Selection
    *Rock River Film Festival - Official Selection

    Jezabel - Supporting - Brian Saffold, Black Bean Productions

    Perfekt Love - Supporting - Mark Bendcover

    Shauna’s Birthday - Supporting - Jeff Citron

    Life of Asian Actress: Documentary - Featured - Joon Lee

  • TV
    Good Morning America - Correspondent - ABC
    WGN Morning News - Correspondent - WGN Chicago
    Chicagoland Television - Correspondent - CLTV Chicago
    Artbeat Chicago - Correspondent - WTTW Chicago

  • Commercial
    Lactation Home Visit - CSL Plasma - Motorola - Accenture - Nissan Motor Company - Amway - 24/5 Film Festival - 4F Film Festival - Navy Pier - No More Clipboard - Caremark - Price Waterhouse Coopers - Center Stage Academy - Savannah Film Festival - Chase Manhattan Bank - Sears, Roebuck & Co. - CNA - Sonic - UPS - United Airlines - FC Indiana Soccer - Walgreen's Pharmacy - Apple iPod - iTunes - Marshel Fields

  • Voice-Over
    EmpowerYourHealth.org - campaign series - SpyHopProductions.com
    Lactation Home Visit - Kendall-Pictures, LLC
    Ele Fine Fusion - Kendall Pictures, LLC
    Tattoine Idol - Paula Abdul - Brooks Productions
    Wine Cellar Supply Company - Kendall Pictures, LLC
    Eyedart Studio - Kendall Pictures, LLC
    24/5 Film Festival - Kendall Pictures, LLC
    4F Film Festival - Kendall Pictures, LLC
    Motorola - June 20 Films
    No More Clipboard - Bosco Productions
    Price Waterhouse Coopers - Cognitive Arts
    Caremark - June 20 Films
    The Midwest Independent Film Festival
    UPS - Cognitive Arts
    CNA - Cognitive Arts

  • Print
    Sears, Roebuck & Co. - Motorola - UPS - Verizon

Training


  • TVI Actors Studio
    L.A. Primetime On-Camera
    *Situation Comedy
    *Drama-Drama
    *Drama-Thriller
    Nick Anderson of Junie Lowry-Johnson Casting (6 Prime Time Emmys w/ 35 Nominations for Best Casting Director/Agency - Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, Prison Break, ABC, NBC, FOX..)

  • Lou Conte Dance Studio, Chicago
    Jazz
    Home of Hubbard Street Dance Company

  • Act One Studio Chicago
    Meisner Technique
    Ted Hoerl (Jeff Award Winner)

  • Voice
    Voice - Music Theater
    Doug Peck (Multi-Award Winner of After Dark & Jeff Awards)
    --
    Voice - Music Theater, A Cappella & Sacred
    Gregory Pebbles (Lyric Opera of Chicago)
    --
    Voice - A Cappella
    Andrew Blendermann (Harmony Sweepstakes National Winner)
    --
    Voice - Music Theater & Sacred
    Paul Hamilton (American Traditions Competition)
    --
    Voice - Renaissance & Mozart
    Chris White & Lucinda Schultz (Armstrong State College)

  • Military Arts Institute Chicago
    Hapkido
    *Actor's Scholarship
    Grand Master Kyung Sun Shin

  • Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts Chicago
    Stunt training
    Martial Arts - Degerberg Blend
    Fred Degergerg (Multi-Champion, Blackbelt Industry Awards)

Industry Related


  • STAGE MANGER
    for the following Chicago bands & performance artists:

    Angel Melendez & the 911 Orchestra (Grammy Award Winning Artist) - Aswah Greggori - The Business - 7th Heaven - The Hootenanners - Crosswind - The Relics - Confinement - Sellout - World Class Noise - Fernandez & Kimball Spanish Guitars - The West Side Winders - 7 Deez - Detour Jazfunk - Yabba Griffiths - 1 Hit Wonders - Bumpus - JP & The Cats - Lynne Jordan & The Shivers - Weber Band - Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel - Deja Vu - Dee Alexander - Wedding Banned - Stephanie Rogers Band - The Polkaholics - Caliente - Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings - Anish - Hot Rocks: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones - The Charlie Johnson Quartet - Centerline - Too White Crew - Libido Funk Circus - BBI - Jen Porter & The Most Fabulous Band - Special 20s - Rico! - The Blooze Brothers - Marshall Vente's Tropicale - Od Tapo Imi - HeyBoxMan: Contortionist - Dave Herzog's Marionette's - Rick Colen Comedy - Frank Birdsall Comedy - Mickey Simple Comedy - Magic by Randy - David Kovac, The Magician - Ken the Flying Fool - Brad Weston Variety Show - That Tall Juggler Guy - Dock Street Singers - The Laugh Guards Improve - The Tradewinds

  • CONVENTIONS & TRADESHOWS
    CHICAGO & LAS VEGAS

    Democratic National Convention - Mart Plaza - Convention Coordinator
    NeoCon World's Trade Fair - Merchandise Mart - Convention Coordinator
    Intl Kitchen & Bath Show - Merchandise Mart - Convention Coordinator
    American Academy of Neurology - Mart Plaza - Spokes Model
    ART Chicago - Merchandise Mart - Spokes Model
    Intl Antiques Show - Merchandise Mart - Spokes Model
    Global Food & Style Expo - Mart Plaza - Spokes Model
    Women's Apparel Mart - Merchandise Mart - Catering Services Manager
    American Federation of Teacher's Convention - Mart Plaza - Catering Services Manager
    Natl Flower & Garden Show - Navy Pier - Spokes Model / Host
    Intl Candy Convention - Navy Pier - Host / Performer
    IFC Cheerleading Competition - Navy Pier - Host / Performer
    NCA Cheerleading Competition - Navy Pier - Host / Performer
    Bridal Fashion Show & Expo - Navy Pier - Host
    Diabetes Expo - Navy Pier - Production Assistant
    NAACP Diversity Fair - Navy Pier - Production Assistant
    Technology Expo - Navy Pier - Production Assistant
    SOFA Chicago - Navy Pier - Production Assistant
    Medical Tech Expo: Seman's Intl - McCormick Place - Spokes Model
    Interactive & Digital Expo - Las Vegas Convention Center - Consultant

  • THEATER IN SAVANNAH
    I was bit by the bug with the help of community theater in Savannah, over 20 years ago.. Here are a few shows that led me down the path I've been on for 2 decades.

    Into the Woods - Little Red - City Lights Theater
    Pump Boys and Dinettes - Rhetta Cupp - Savannah Theater
    Oklahoma! - Ado Annie - Savannah Theater
    A Christmas Carole - Belle - Savannah Theater
    Bye Bye Birdie - Rosie Alverez - Savannah Theater
    Big River - Susan Wilkes - Savannah Theater
    The Wiz - Voice Coach & Pit Singer - Savannah Theater
    George M! - Miss Red Deer/Secretary - Savannah Theater