Date: Tuesday, February 23rd 2016
Capacity: 8 students total
Location: AGR, 15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10001
Ages: 16 and up
This class builds on the exercises and techniques introduced in the 4 Week Film/TV class. In the session we will focus on the given circumstances and the environment to help create the three-dimensional world that surrounds the scene. This includes the character’s life before and after the scene and how to actively use this to influence choices. We will continue to work on bringing authenticity and connection to the work and encouraging the actor’s own impulses. In addition, the actors will learn more preparation exercises to be fully present and ready to work on camera.
All students must have previously completed the 4 or 5 Week Film/TV class with Canedy.
You may cancel and receive credit up to 7 days before the start date of the class. However, within 7 days of the start date of the class, no credit will be issued. Due to the nature and structure of this class, you will not receive credit or be able to make up any portion of this class for any reason if you cancel after the start date.
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 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.