Don't miss this Brand New 3-Week Television Drama Actor's Workout Intensive with KENDRA CASTLEBERRY, Head CD of Castleberry/Murphy Casting. This class is for actors 18 years old and up. No minors. This class will be held online via Zoom. You will be able to download the recordings of your performances for educational purposes only. Please see the full lesson plan below.

 

Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, KENDRA CASTLEBERRY is a Head CD at Castleberry/Murphy Casting.  A TV, film and theatre enthusiast from a very young age, Kendra studied directing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before making the move to Los Angeles.  Past casting credits include Facebook Watch’s LimetownABC’s Take TwoCBS’s ZooNBC’s GrimmABC’s CastleCW’s Star-Crossed, as well as numerous other series, pilots and TV movies.  Kendra also has a passion for charity work; she is a big fundraiser for AIDS Walk Los Angeles and volunteers frequently around town.  She is a proud member of the Casting Society of America.

 

LESSON PLAN: 

This 3-week online class will focus on scene work for Television Drama auditions.   Special attention will be paid to script analysis, character development and technical  adjustments. 

 

Each class will begin with a short lecture pointing out specifics of the sub-genres  and formats we are working on.  For weeks 1 and 2, each actor will get a chance to  perform their scene, get verbal feedback and redirection from me, and do the scene  again.  For week 3, actors will submit self-tapes of their scenes and receive written  feedback.  All actors will watch the work of their classmates, so as to learn from each  other. 

 

WEEK 1 - PROCEDURALS: 

Lecture covering the following topics: 

• My casting background 

• What is a procedural? 

• The basics of script analysis (who, what, where, when, why?) • How to analyze the power dynamics in a scene 

• How to identify and highlight important facts 

• How to color the story with your point of view 

• How does your role fit into the larger story? 

• The importance of wardrobe/hair/make-up choices 

Scenework: Guest Star scenes from Procedurals.  A collection of sides will be sent 

out 48 hours prior to class and actor will be able to choose which scene they wish to  work on. 

 

WEEK 2 – SERIALIZED DRAMAS & PRIMETIME SOAPS: 

Lecture covering the following topics: 

• The importance of defining relationships 

• Finding clues within the script to your character’s history 

• Defending your character 

• Living in the moment 

• Feeling and conveying confidence in the audition room 

Scenework: Guest Star scenes from Serialized Dramas and Primetime Soaps.  An  assigned scene will be sent out 48 hours prior to class to work on. 

 

WEEK 3 – FANTASY AND SCI-FI: 

Lecture covering the following topics: 

• The importance of physicality and character movement 

• Clarifying the rules of the world 

• Proper pronunciation and not getting tongue-tied 

• How to interpret confusing direction 

Scenework: Guest Star scenes from Fantasy and Sci-Fi series.  A collection of sides  will be sent out 48 hours prior to class and actor will be able to choose which scene  to self-tape.  Written feedback will be provided no more than 48 hours following. 

 

Actors will have an opportunity at the end of each class to ask questions, so as to  address specific concerns and gain further understanding of the day’s lesson. 

 

NOTE: Video recordings will be made of actor’s scenework only, and  distributed to them after class is completed for their educational review. No  video or audio recordings of any other portion of this class are allowed. 

 

DISCLAIMER: 

This workshop is a learning experience.  It is not an audition or employment  opportunity.  As such, when this class is over, I will NOT be taking home, nor be  given access to your headshot, resume, or any of your promotional materials.

 

This class is limited to only 12 students!

 

This intensive will be held via Zoom on Fridays, February 19th, 26th & March 5th from 8-10PM EST/ 5-7PM PST.

 

DISCLAIMER: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. As such, when this class is over, I will NOT be taking home, nor be given access to your headshot, resume, or any of your promotional materials.

 

PLEASE NOTE: We don't offer refunds under any circumstances but offer full credit that you can apply toward another class if you cancel your class 24 Hours or more prior to the class. We won't provide credit after the class has already begun. Please read our Studio Policy for more information.

3-Night Actor's Workout Class with Head CD at Castleberry/Murphy Casting!

$249.00Price