Date: Thursdays, June 22nd & 29th
Location: AGR, 15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10001
*limited to 10 students per class
Ages 13 and up
This class is perfect for the actor who wants to unlock their spontaneity when working on a scene. During the two sessions, we will use improvisational exercises and scene work to explore:
Character Development- discovering the voice, gestures and facial expressions of a character to help the actor improvise through the character’s persona.
Creating the Environment- using the imagination and memory to create an environment that can enhance and inform the actor’s experience of a scene.
Heightening Given Circumstances and Emotional Life- finding ways to activate the emotional stakes and given circumstances of the character and the scene to create surprising and connected choices.
In addition, the actors will improve their ability to stay in the moment, discover their unique comedic point of view and be comfortable with the unknown.
Wait List Policy
If a class is sold out, you can sign up for a spot on the wait list.
If a spot opens, the wait list is notified via email and the spot is sold on a first come, first served basis.
If you do not get the spot, you do not need to rejoin the wait list.
We do not offer refunds, but we do offer credit. Cancellations must be made 7 days or more in advance of a class, event, or intensive in order to receive a credit. You can cancel the class online in our booking system or via email.
Unless otherwise noted, if you cancel within 7 days of the class, event, or intensive due to sickness or industry related work, we require a doctor's note or proof of work in order to issue a credit. Please note: You will not be able to schedule a make up date if you miss one week of a multi week class! Please only register if you can make all of the class dates.
Cancellations within 24 business hours of the class, event, or intensive and/or no-shows will NOT be credited under any circumstance. For example, if your class is on Sunday, you must cancel before the end of business on Friday.
Our Classes/Events are NOT job interviews, auditions or employment opportunities. The presence of an industry professional is in no way a promise of employment. The Actor's Green Room does not attempt to procure or promise employment, we are strictly an educational experience.
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Canedy Knowles has been working professionally as an actress, director, writer, and teacher in New York City for more than half of her life. She began her acting training as a young girl under the guidance of Emmy award-winning director Joan Darling. Later, she continued her training at The New Actors Workshop, studying acting with George Morrison, who taught techniques that specifically addressed the needs of an actor working on film (his students include Edie Falco, Stanley Tucci, and Dustin Hoffman). Through The New Actors Workshop, she also trained closely with film director Mike Nichols who taught his students how to bring their full self to the work while still honoring the demands of the character and the story. During this time, Canedy also studied at The Actor’s Studio, working closely with Estelle Parsons, Al Pacino, and Arthur Penn. As an improviser, she has studied with Paul Sills, Charna Halpern, Rex Knowles, Sherry Landrum, Dan O’Connor, and Gary Austin, learning both short- and long-form techniques.
As a teacher, Canedy has been an integral part of The Actor’s Green Room for many years, hosting intensives, teaching classes, and doing individual coaching. She teaches beginning and advanced improvisation with the Off-Broadway company Chicago City Limits, as well as directs their National Touring Company. She travels the world teaching master classes for adults and kids in acting, improvisation, and video production, and has taught in New Orleans; Los Angeles; Chattanooga; Atlanta; Chicago; Lesotho, Africa; Doha, Qatar; and in New York City at The Dalton School and Stuyvesant and Collegiate High Schools. She helped develop and taught for NBC’s On The SetCamp Broadway, an award-winning, Emmy-nominated educational program aimed at giving high school students hands-on, behind-the-scenes knowledge of the television world. She has been an integral part of the award-winning theater arts program Camp Broadway for almost ten years, creating and teaching many programs including the Shining Stars Program for artists ages 5-9, Adventure Theatre Program for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, On With The Show (the award-winning program produced for Bravo Television), and countless Broadway master workshops.
As a performer, her TV credits include: recurring roles in Odd Mom Out, Blue Bloods and appearances on ABC’s What Would You Do?, VH1’s 100 Greatest..., and Late Night with Conan O’Brien; Saturday Night Live; Rescue Me; Strangers with Candy; numerous national commercials; and a series regular on ABC’s CityKids and TNN’s Lifegame. She also recently co-created and starred in 2 independent pilots: Next Song Off Our New Album and When In Rome. Film credits include: Alec Baldwin’s Shortcut to Happiness, Mona Lisa Smile, The Departed, Enchanted, Spider-Man, and many independent films. On stage, she recently appeared in the critically acclaimed That Other Woman’s Child at 37 Arts Theatre as part of the NYMF. She is also a mainstage performer for Chicago City Limits - performing three shows a week. Other NY credits include: Hope is the Thing With Feathers (Estelle Parsons, dir.), Cheatin’ (NY premiere), and Bravo on Broadway (Tony Parise, dir.). Regional stage credits include: the world premiere of Robert Wilson’s Skin, Meat, Bone; The Woolgatherer (Rose); Carnival (Lili); and The Cherry Orchard (Anya). Canedy holds a degree in “Performing and Media Arts in Education for Social Change” from SUNY.