3 Tips Every Actor Needs to Know

Listen to direction. A director needs to know that they can get what they want out of an actor. Even if you’re a phenomenal actor, directors will not want to work with you if you can’t take direction. Responding well to direction, being able to change how you perform a scene, will make directors much more eager to work with you. Visualize a scene when performing it. When acting, you need to visualize where your scene is taking place and then project that image onto your performance space. If you’re gesturing to a clock or a door, put it in… read more

How to be more confident for your on-camera audition

Going in for an on-camera audition can be pretty nerve-wracking. You’ll be auditioning in front of a bunch of people whom you don’t know and you’ll only have a little bit of time to prove yourself. However, in the audition process, being charming and confident instead of nervous can be the difference between being a standout or just another face in the lineup. So here are a few tips and things to think about to help you be more confident for your on-camera auditions: Everyone gets nervous. Every actor walking into an audition is nervous. Even seasoned actors experienced with… read more

How to Conquer Stage Fright

            Stage fright is said to be the number one fear reported by adults, topping flying, sickness, and even death. So how do we conquer the stage when we can’t stop thinking about the audience? Just by facing your fear, you will develop an empowering confidence in yourself. We asked our Alumni what they do to combat their stage fright, here’s what they said: You’re going to be nervous and that’s ok! It’s about controlling that energy and using it to your advantage before and during the experience. Stand or sit in a confident posture before… read more

Proud to be a Drama Queen!

Dear Theatre Geeks, Drama Queens and Film Nerds! Hey! My name is Tiffany, and I was once in your position – a high school senior stressed about finding the perfect college and trying to figure out my path. One day, I was online searching for acting programs when I came across KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts. I made the drive out to Dallas from Florida, nervously auditioned for the acting program, and the rest is history. My time at KD was life – changing, I arrived for orientation nervous, afraid and without friends, and left with a… read more

40th Anniversary Tribute to A Chorus Line including KD’s Michael Serrecchia

A special 40th anniversary tribute to A CHORUS LINE will took place on Thursday, April 16 in honor of the first performance of this legendary musical that premiered in The Public’s Newman Theater 40 years ago and went on to make musical theater history. Michael Serrecchia, KD Conservatory’s Musical Theatre Chair, was a part of this celebration as one of the original cast member of A CHORUS LINE. To commemorate this landmark event, the cast of the critically-acclaimed musical HAMILTON, currently playing on the same Newman stage, presented original cast members of A CHORUS LINE with a plaque that will… read more

Casting Director – Lisa London was a hit in Dallas, TX

Lisa London, CSA came to KD Studio/KD Conservatory, Dallas, TX  on December 6 & 7, 2014 for a workshop for Teens and Children on auditioning for film and television. The weekend started with an agents panel for parents to answer any questions about the entertainment industry and how to submit to an agent.  Several agents came from:  Kim Dawson, Campbell, Core, Clutts, Agency Dallas and Linda McAllister Agencies.    KD Instructor, Phyllis Cicero sat in and commented that she learned so much in just that one hour on how the industry works for children and came away with very important information for… read more

Women in Film honor Film Chair, Dennis Bishop and former instuctor Allison Tolman at the Topaz Awards

Women in Film Dallas delighted to announce DENNIS BISHOP as 2014 Topaz Gratitude Award Honoree.  The Gratitude Award is presented to an outstanding individual who has served as a gracious benefactor and contributed time and effort to television and film presence in the Metroplex and the great state of Texas. Dennis has made giving back to the film community – especially the Texas film community – a priority and this November 22 at WIFD’s Topaz Awards Gala he joins the ranks of previous honorees Larry Hagman, Chuck Norris, and Don Stokes.  A native Texan, Dennis’ film career began with corporate videos in the 1970’s to… read more

Congratulations to the Summer 2014 Graduates!

KD Conservatory is proud to present the graduating classes of  Summer 2014 .   We are so proud of all their accomplishments both in our school and outside.  We wish them all the best as they continue their journey in the world of Entertainment!   Summer 2014 ACTING Graduating Class: Bottom row: Colton Brown, LaTonya Coleman, Kalita Gales, Edwin Williams Middle Row: Jermaine Emerson, Sierra J.J., Taylor Robinson, Dominique Edwards Top Row: Brian Loomis, Alfonso Davis, Blake McNamara, Dylan Haymond   Summer 2014 FILM Graduating Class: From Left to Right:  David Ryan, Jeff Keas, Tanner White, Michael Goldermann, Michael Nadler, Adriana Aguilera

My acting instructor is nominated for an Emmy!

As a working actor, it is always exciting on the semi-rare occasion when you or someone you know, books a really great gig!  So to be browsing the internet and discover that a recent acting teacher of yours, has just been nominated for an Emmy… well that is nothing short of inspiring! Allison Tolman, the now Emmy nominated actress from the now multi-nominated (18 to be exact!) new, hit television series “Fargo,” was at one time, not too long ago, my Voice teacher at KD Conservatory, a subsidiary of KD Studio Inc. Allison can be seen frequenting the Entertainment section… read more

Water Tower Theatre interviews Michael Serrecchia

Michael Serrecchia interviewed by Water Tower Theatre

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.