June 6, 13 & 20
7-9 PM EST
A three-class course building on the nuts and bolts of commercial acting/auditioning.
The core focus of this course is figuring out how to make your self-tapes pop all on your own, now that most commercial auditions are not in the room and many CDs don’t have the time to answer questions or give adjustments.
In his decades of experience as a professor and CD, David has noticed that actors often feel they need permission to make the bold choices necessary to book and/or get the callback.
In this class he outlines the tools and (templates, if you will) so that you leave with the confidence to:
* Interpret the script (be it non-verbal, improv-based, or fully scripted)
* Come up with a performance that is completely YOUR OWN
* Identify when a script calls for improv and when it is not appropriate
* Make those specific, bold choices that will get you called in again and again
DAVID CADY is currently a professor of commercial and musical theatre performance at AMDA, NYU and Pace University.
Prior, he was a casting director for Donna DeSeta Casting for close to 30 years.
In addition to countless commercials, his casting credits include the original Dirty Dancing, Disney’s Enchanted, Michael John LaChiusa’s The Petrified Prince for the Public Theater and the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman’s Whistle Down the Wind, directed by Harold Prince. He was an original cast member of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Merrily We Roll Along, and can be seen in Lonny Price’s film about the experience, The Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened.