In this class you will be challenged as an actor, learning how to make strong, positive choices that will get you the job and help you keep it. You will experience what it is like to act (and act well) under the guns of time and location. As a former casting director, Christopher will have you perform monologues and scenes as if you are in an audition, and on set. You will participate in breaking down your own personal barriers of fear, learning how to not let negative and persistent voices get in your way. As class progresses, we may be visited by guest actors and former agents that will share their insights and experience. This class is designed to not only help you grow (fast) as an actor, but to prepare you for the real world of professional acting in film, TV, theatre and commercials.
Christopher Kadish brings his unique professional experience, working first as a Casting Director then as a professional actor in New York and Los Angeles. He worked with Mike Lemon, casting countless commercial and industrial projects and many feature films, including Jonathan Demme (Amistad), Gregory Hoblit (Fallen), M. Night Shamalan (Wide Awake & Sixth Sense).
As a professional actor, he worked in several award-winning films and television (Homicide: Life on the Street – Emmy nominated episode.) His film credits include The Believer (Sundance Grand Prize), Acts of Worship (Sundance & various festival awards), Edge City (Palm Pictures), Things Fall Apart (Venice Italy grand prize winner), A Gentleman’s Game, Explicit Ills (Jim Jarmusch Pro.), St. Christopher (L.A.Method Fest winner), The Suicide Tapes, Dog’s Life (Telluride), Diary of a City Priest (with David Morse), and Liberty Heights (Barry Levinson).
His commercial credits include on-camera, print and VO. His on-camera national and international commercial campaigns include McDonald’s, Fruit of the Loom, Sears and Uncle Bens.