Keaton has over sixteen years of experience in theatre and ten in film/television. A performer since age six, he is highly interested in opportunities to tell stories that excite, move, and enlighten audiences. Besides his acting work, Keaton is a director, writer, producer, and teaching artist, as well as a trained combatant for stage and screen. He is currently based in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina.
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS
Keaton is currently working at the Governor’s School of North Carolina’s East Campus as a teaching assistant and assistant director in the school’s devised theatre program. This marks his second year on staff at NC GSE after working with last year’s company on the world premiere of the one-act drama Silos. Passionate about devised theatre ever since his own summer as a GSE student back in 2013, Keaton is thrilled to be using the practice to help empower some of North Carolina’s best and brightest rising high school seniors to hone their creative voices.
In August Keaton will begin working as the Artistic Apprentice at Triad Stage in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he will work in various capacities, including dramaturgy, assistant directing, casting support, audience engagement, and season planning. Having grown up attending shows at Triad, Keaton is very excited to join a theatre that has had a profound impact on him as an artist and is one of the leading organizations in American regional theatre.
Additionally, Keaton is continuing his work as a producer on the short film Night as it completes its post-production process and prepares for online distribution later this year following an extensive, multi-continental festival run. Throughout 2018 Night was screened at the Longleaf Film Festival (Raleigh, NC), the Berkshire International Film Festival (Great Barrington & Pittsfield, MA), the Rapport Film Festival (London, UK), the Roxbury International Film Festival (Boston, MA), the Real to Reel International Film Festival (Kings Mountain, NC), the DC Black Film Festival, and the Full Bloom Film Festival (Statesville, NC).