Craig Fleming
Writing, United States
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Brief Summary
Craig Fleming is an actor, director, teacher, and writer. He received his MFA in Acting from CSULB, where he was named Outstanding Graduate for the College of the Arts. Theatre background includes acting and directing throughout Southern California. At South Coast Repertory, he served as Education Director and taught acting for fifteen years. In 1988 Craig joined Walt Disney Imagineering, moved to Paris, and directed the nomenclature and scripting effort for the creation of Disneyland Paris. Before becoming an Imagineer he wrote for Teddy Ruxpin and other talking toys. He has abandoned theme parks and talking toys to search for something real.
Walt Disney Imagineering
Head Writer, Concept and Installation, Disneyland Paris

South Coast Repertory
Education Director

Alchemy II
Concept writer

California State University Long Beach
Assistant Professor, Theatre Studies
Professional Experience

5430 E. Carita Street, Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 429-1294 Home
(562) 985-4097 Office
[email protected]

M.F.A., Acting, 2004, California State University, Long Beach, CA

• Outstanding Graduate, 2004, College of the Arts, CSULB
• Multiple listings in Who's Who Among America's Teachers & Who's Who in America
• LA Emmy (writing/performance) - "TNRC PRESENTS" (KCET)

• “TOMORROW’S AMERICA” The Sondheim Review

• “The Necssity of Theatre” October 2010, Southern California Educational Theatre Assn.
• “Breaking the Fifth Wall” May 2009, Camp Bravo Drama Educators Retreat

California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Assistant Professor, Theatre Generalist 2006-present
• Theatre for the 21st Century (non-majors)
• Theatre History I & II
• Theatre Today (Honors)
• Theatre and Cinema
• Writing for the Theatre
• Theatre as Process (Commissioned by/for the University Honors Program)

Full-time Lecturer 2004-2006
• Introduction to Acting (non-majors)
• Fundamentals of Acting
• Appreciation of Theatre (non-majors)
• Theatre History I & II
• Beginning Directing
• Rehearsal and Performance
• Theatre Today
• Theatre and Film
• Theatre as Process (University Honors Program)
Graduate Teaching Assistant 2001-2004

South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA
Education Director 1994-1997
Instructor 1978-1990
• Scene Study (adults)
• Movement (teens)
• Voice (teens)
• Performance (teens)

Walt Disney Imagineering, Glendale, CA and Paris, FRANCE
Senior Concepteur / Redacteur 1990-1994
Show Writer 1988-1990
• Directed nomenclature and scripting effort for Disneyland Paris theme park
(Senior Writer)
• Formulated language policy for Disney and French govt.
• Wrote and directed audio/video media
• Wrote or approved all French/English show copy
(menus, graphics, operational signage)
• Created nomenclature for architects (Frank Gehry, Michael Graves)
• Formulated and produced style guide
• Senior editor for guidebooks and miscellaneous printed media
• Editor for WDEye (Imagineering in-house publication)

Alchemy II, Chatsworth, CA
Staff Writer / Product Developer 1986-1988
• Conceptualized and developed toys, books, and family entertainment
• Authored scripts for The California Raisins and The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin

Awards and Recognition
• Outstanding Graduate, 2004, College of the Arts, CSULB
• Multiple listings in Who's Who Among America's Teachers & Who's Who in America
• LA Emmy (writing/performance) - "TNRC PRESENTS" (KCET)


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