Professor Martin McClendon teaches courses in acting and play production. He worked as a professional actor in Chicago and Los Angeles for 10 years before getting involved in teaching. He has appeared onstage at Chicago's Steppenwolf, Northlight, Organic and Victory Gardens theatres, among others, and has acted in independent movies both in Chicago and Los Angeles. His TV credits include episodes of "ER" and "Early Edition."
In addition to acting, Prof. McClendon has designed and built scenery in Los Angeles, his hometown of Rockford, Ill., and for Chicago's Defiant Theatre Company. He holds an M.F.A. from theUniversity of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, and a B.F.A. from Rockford College. He joined the Carthage faculty full time in 2007.
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