Charles Ascello Directing and Writing Resume

Summary of Qualifications

Thirty-five years as an industry professional producing, directing, writing, casting, acting on stage and in film and television and modeling. BA-liberal arts-USF.

Chās Productions and Performing Arts Conservatory-San Carlos/Fresno, CA 1995-Present.  Owner/Operator.  Film, Television and Theatre production, Video and Theatre Pre to Post Production classes, on-camera and theatre acting classes, scene/monologue study, auditioning technique, cold readings, commercial work, breaking into ‘The Business’ classes, Photography/headshots-zed cards.

Directing /Producing/Writing

Current:  Civil: The War and “stars of silicon valley” TV Series: created, wrote, produced, directed, acted and cast.  Three full length feature scripts being circulated-Light Dreams, Slipping Punches and Love in Pieces.  And the novel “The Comings”.

Self Help” Television Pilot/Comedy, Chās Productions: Directed/Produced/Talent Consultant/Script Development., Web Commercial, Chās Productions: Directed, produced acted and wrote.

Earthly Spiritsstage production with song and dance, Chās Productions: wrote, produced and directed, including original music, score and lyrics.

Biohazard, Anthony Martin ProductionsCorporate theatrical dramedy with magic: Directing, advising on script and Co-producing.

Bare Escentuals QVC presentation: directed and coached international spokesperson, Bravon Pascua’s, record breaking sales presentation of Bare Escentuals make-up line.


Produced and directed over 50 film, television and stage productions including:

Showcases: produced and directed for major Hollywood casting directors and talent agents: Acme theater, Hollywood

Audition, Promo tapes and Reels: Chās Productions

TBA Open Dress Rehearsals: San Jose Stage

Romeo and Juliet: Chās Theatre

Richard lll: Chās Theatre

Hamlet: Chās Theatre

David Copperfield: Chās Theatre

Princess Ida: Lyric Theatre

Godspell: Bethany Theater

California Suite: Skyline College

Same Time Next Year: Skyline College

Bus Stop: Theater Spectrum

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Bedini Theater

Brigadoon: Omni Theater

A Street Car Named Desire: Little Fox Theatre