THEATRICAL (and theater-related) RESUME
Joseph John CARVAJAL
21 Chelsea Circle
Pisgah Forest, NC  28768           (828) 884-7003


Producer, Director, Scriptwriter for numerous Federal government documentary
films, made-for-TV videos, TV PSAs (Public Service Announcements) and radio
tapes -- for various Federal agencies during period 1959-1979 (time span
included stint as
U.S. Foreign Service Officer.  Was Press Attache, American
Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand, 1967-1969.)  Public Information Officer (in D.C.),
where jobs frequently involved working with top celebrity talent in Hollywood
and elsewhere. Many photos from those assignments are on website.  A few
Lena Horne, Bobby Darin, Art Linkletter, Elizabeth Taylor, Gene
, Charles Laughton, Henry Winkler, Fred Gwynne, Steve Allen and many
others, around the country and overseas.

Member --
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (served as
the Federal representative on the National Emmy Awards Nominating Committee
from 1960 to 1963.)  Washington, D.C.

National President --
The National Association of Government Communicators,
1977 (professional association of film/TV producers, publications editors,
public information and public affairs officers.)  Washington, D.C.   At that site,
read "
History of NAGC" (excerpts from a 1977 article by Carvajal.)

Member --
The National Press Club, Washington, D.C., 1960 to 1979.

Winner -- The CINE Golden Eagle Award for best Federal Government
documentary film of 1978 ("Solar Energy - The Great Adventure," starring Eddie
Albert.)  Carvajal was Executive Producer of this film (directed, under contract,
by Robert Johnson, of WMAL-TV, D.C.)  On-location filming all over the U.S.  
Worked closely with
Eddie Albert for three-month period (including numerous
script sessions at his home in Pacific Palisades and narration recording sessions
at Byron Motion Pictures, Inc., in Georgetown, D.C.)

Publicity Director,
Theatre De Lys (a professional theater, now defunct, in
Washington, D.C.) -- 1965.  This was the D.C. branch of the famous Theatre De
Lys, which continued to operate in New York City.  It was renamed the Lucille
Lortel Theatre in 1981.

Shakespeare Summer Festival, Sylvan Amphitheatre, Washington Monument
Grounds, Washington, D.C. -- 1963.  "Much Ado About Nothing" (Directed by
Don Driver, who later won a Broadway Tony award for directing, and was
written up in TIME magazine.)  Carvajal played the featured role of Friar
Francis in a professional NYC Equity cast led by
Robert Mandan (of TV's
"Soap," and other TV shows and motion pictures) and
Marian Mercer (of the
Perry Como and "Mary Hartman" TV shows, among others.)  Marian was also
Broadway's second "Little Mary Sunshine" (succeeding Eileen Brennen, who
created the role.)  Many years later, Carvajal would play Billy Jester in a
Brevard Little Theatre production of "Little Mary Sunshine."

Commercial Television Acting Gigs (all done live, in D.C., from 1960 to '63):
WMAL-TV -- Lead role (a disturbed young soldier returning home from Korea)
in a 30-minute drama produced for the D.C. Government's Public Health
Department.  Directed by
Robert Johnson.  He and Carvajal would meet again, in
1978, when Carvajal hired him to direct an award-winning, made-for-TV
documentary film.
WRC-TV -- Played a major witness in an episode of the popular "Traffic Court."
WTTG-TV -- Lead role in a two-person, 30-minute dramatization of problems
affecting young married couples (made for the D.C. Public Health Department.)  
Co-star was
Kitty Tindal, a former Miss West Virginia in Florida's "Festival of
the States" pageant.
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