How to Break Your Child into the Entertainment Industry

1st – You need an agent and professional-quality headshots. You can get headshots done at any local photography studio. While your child should look good in their headshots, keep in mind that these aren’t glamour shots. Your child should still look like themselves. Casting directors will quickly get annoyed if they call your child in for an audition based on their headshot and they show up looking completely different. As for getting an agent, we have a list of local talent agents here on our website. However, just meeting with an agent is not the end of the story… 2nd… 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

KD Conservatory welcomes leading Casting Director for weekend workshop

KD Conservatory is pleased to announce that nationally renowned casting director Lisa London will be back at KD this July to conduct a weekend acting seminar. London is a leading casting director in the US, who will teach a weekend course for both adults and children at KD Conservatory, College of Film and Dramatic Arts.” London is the author of From Start to Stardom and is one of the top 10 casting directors in the nation for feature films and hit television shows. Her experience includes casting popular television shows such as Hannah Montana and The Suite Life of Zack… read more

Kitchen Dog Theater presents TREVOR by Nick Jones

KITCHEN DOG THEATER PRESENTS the Area Premiere of TREVOR by Nick Jones MAY 4 TO MAY 14 AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Theatre, 9th Floor Kitchen Dog Theater continues its 26th season of theater with the area premiere of Trevor by Nick Jones. Inspired by true events, Trevor is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves to keep people from taking away an erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee. At the center of this hilarious and heart-wrenching play are two individuals fighting against a world unable to understand their love: Trevor, a chimpanzee who once performed in commercials with the… read more

KD Studio Welcomes Amy Vanderoef

We are pleased to announce that Amy Vanderoef will be offering two new workshops at KD Studio. Vanderoef, best known as WFAA’s Emmy-nominated Good Morning Texas host, will be teaching: Media training/Career Dimensions for both Adults and Teens. Amy’s television career has taken her everywhere from the set of Dancing with the Stars to ABC’s The View, as well as countless red carpet events. Having been a guest star in ABC dramas All My Children and One Life to Live, she has a lot to offer students. KD Studio Founder, Kathy Tyner said, “The subject matter is extremely relevant and I cant… read more

KD Conservatory + Earth Day Texas

Earth Day Texas is right around the corner, and KD Conservatory staff, graduates and students are playing a major part in the inaugural EARTHxFilm activities. The environmentally-focused film festival will be presented at Fair Park as part of the three-day eco-conference and exhibition. “The goal is to encourage others to not only learn about making environmental films, but how to be environmentally conscious,” said Dennis Bishop, KD Film Chair. “We’ve created more than a film festival here; it’s an initiative, a creative project that will hopefully impact others and the earth in a positive way. I am honored to be… read more

Remembering Rene Moreno

René Moreno, a long time Dallas theatre artist and KD Conservatory Acting teacher passed away March 28, 2017. An accomplished director, actor, and educator Mr. Moreno was a constant creative force in the DFW Theatre community for over forty years. After graduating from Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet High School for the Performing Arts he enrolled at Southern Methodist University and graduated in 1981 with a B.F.A. in Theatre & Dance. Mr. Moreno then moved to New York City where he performed as Romeo in Joseph Papp’s SHAKESPEARE ON BROADWAY, directed by Estelle Parsons. He also performed in the Broadway… read more

Conservatory graduate takes on a ‘Whole New World’

KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts congratulates alum Clinton Greenspan on landing a role in the North American tour of Aladdin, produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Greenspan will be in the ensemble as well as act as the Aladdin understudy. Performances begin April 11 at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre, prior to the tour’s official opening April 19. “We are so proud of Clinton,” said KD Conservatory Co-Founder Kathy Tyner. “This is a huge step in his career, and we continue to applaud his growth. He has a bright future, this opportunity will inspire others to work just as… read more

Dallas Producers Association Presents Kathy Tyner with Film Pioneer Award

The Dallas Producers Association (DPA) awarded Kathy Tyner, Dallas performing arts icon and co-founder of KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts with the organization’s Film Pioneer Award last night. The event,“It Came from Dallas,” celebrated its tenth anniversary of honoring Texas filmmaking and filmmakers. “I am humbled to have been chosen for this esteemed award,” Tyner said,“And I’m grateful for the continued support of the community.” The award recognizes and honors the contributions and achievements of film and video production professionals who have worked in the Dallas area over time. It is a symbolic recognition of those who… read more