Congratulations to Motion Picture Production Graduates: Coy Poitier and Jacolby Percy on their recent wins at the Texas Black Film Festival (TBFF). KD College is very proud of you! BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARIES Cowboys of Color – Multi-Cultural Legacy (Directed by Coy Poitier and Jacolby Percy – Dallas TX) Written by KD College instructor: Carolyn McCormick You Tube Video – Trailer for Cowboys of Color: It also won… BEST TEXAS FILM Cowboys of Color – Multi-Cultural Legacy (Directed by Coy Poitier and Jacolby Percy – Dallas TX) THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD went to “Ritechus Cry” (Directed by… read more
KD College’s Director – TA Taylor has been asked to do a reading with Martin Sheen Martin Sheen will participate in the staged reading in Dallas of Noah’s Ark, a new play inspired by James Douglass’ bestselling book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters. Noah’s Ark, by Pittsburgh playwright Ginny Cunningham, has been three years in development and will have a public staged reading at Unity Church of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane, at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 21, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. James Douglass will… read more
Michael Serrecchia’s (Musical Theatre Program Chair) latest project “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” is getting rave reviews. Here are a few quotes from Critical Rant “Stage director Michael Serrecchia could take a big musical like “The King and I” and produce it in a closet with a full cast and make it shine.” “Serrecchia upped the show’s game by casting tall, angular, sad-eyed Folsom in the lead, a charismatic regional professional with multi-dimensional chops.” “To reiterate, a strong, talented ensemble, directed handily by a top-flight director with impeccable instincts” “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” runs Wednesday through Sunday through November 3, 2013… read more
Water Tower Theatre interviews Michael Serrecchia Musical Theatre Program Chair. Water Tower Theatre sits down with Michael Serrecchia to discuss his career and latest project Directing HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY.
Drama and Theater Arts: One of the best choices for finding a job Yahoo Education quoting statistics from a recent Georgetown University study on unemployment rates for recent graduates found even in a down economy, people want to be entertained. Some of the findings included Drama & Theater Arts unemployment rates of only 6.4% compared with other fields of study like Architecture at 13.9% and Commercial Art and Graphic Design at 11.8%. KD College & KD Studio have some the highest placement rates after graduation in the United States. If you are considering a career in Acting, Musical Theatre or Motion… read more
KD Faculty is in Dallas’ – Hot Show: ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at Addison Circle Park Directed by: Rene Moreno (KD – Acting Faculty) Cast includes: T.A. Taylor (Director of KD College) and Vanessa DeSilvio (Instructor of Voice) www.shakespearedallas.org/productions/the-winters-tale Lawson Taitte – Theater Critic “If you doubt Shakespeare Dallas can do elegant, go see The Winter’s Tale. The play is a minitragedy followed by a minicomedy, both breathing the atmosphere of myth and fairy tale. King Leontes of Sicilia (T.A. Taylor) and his queen Hermione (Michelle Courtney Schwartz) are hosting his old friend King Polixenes of Bohemia (Neil Rogers). Leontes, for… read more
“Kathy Tyner, CEO and founder of KD Studio/KD College is interviewed on KTXD on how her school has grown and changed since 1979 to include and education towards Associate of Applied Arts Degrees in Acting, Musical Theatre and their newest Film-Making program, Motion Picture Production.” You can read the entire article at KTXD Interview.
Featuring: Justin Labosco – Acting Performance Grad Stephanie Fischer – Acting & Musical Theatre Grad Brittanee Bailey – Musical Theatre Grad Kia Boyer – Musical Theatre Grad Heath Billups – Musical Theatre Grad Timothy Starling – Imagination Player Alum Crew/Tech: Tyler Case – Motion Picture Production Grad Brady Tulk – Motion Picture Production Grad Jeff Keas – Motion Picture Production Current Student Adriana Aguilera – Motion Picture Production Current Student Directed by: Ryan Matthieu Smith – Designer for Imagination Players Great job everyone!!
KD College would like to congratulate Holt Boggs (KD College Graduate) on landing a recurring role on the new TV series Revolution !!! While at KD, Holt did every play, commercial and short film he could, to gain experience. He met William Kaufman on the set of one of the shorts and the two co-wrote their first feature film, ‘The Prodigy’ together. Holt is in pre-production for several projects including feature film ‘Bigfoot Wars’. He was recently seen on ‘Dallas’ and has had several guest roles on television including ‘Sons of Anarchy’, ‘The Resolve’ and ‘Men of a Certain Age’…. read more
Words of Wisdom for Film School Students When you’re a film school student, you may have an idealistic mindset about how your career will progress. As you gain experience, you may feel disillusioned by the challenges of making it in the film industry. Memorize these four pieces of advice from some of today’s top film school instructors. Remember them when you’re feeling down about the pressures of filmmaking. 1. The Story Still Matters Even After Film School After you graduate from filming school, you may find yourself battling a Hollywood studio that seems concerned only about marketing and making money…. read more