1-Day Intensive with Donna McKenna

Casting Director, Donna McKenna Casting

Date: Saturday, October 20th 2018
Times: 10:30AM - 1:30PM

Location: AGR, 15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10001

$60 (Non-Members)
$50 (ELEVATE Member

Ages 13 and up

A free AGR MEMBER PROFILE is required to fully register. Create your profile here
CD's will view headshots and resumes while student is performing but each student must collect their headshot and resume after they have finished.

Class Format
Today is the day to meet and work with Donna McKenna. The day begins with a Q/A with Donna. Next, each actor will get to work on camera with Donna and receive feedback. Each actor, one at a time, will go into our studio to work on camera with Donna on pre-selected sides and be supported by one of our outstanding readers. The rest of the class will get to watch and listen on a television monitor in the main room. Each actor's work will be emailed to them in the form of a High Definition Quicktime Movie after the class to review as they wish. This class is slotted for a 3 hour period meaning that class CAN last 3 hours but if all questions are answered and each student has been seen by the CD, class may possibly end before the 3 hours is finished.  

Sides Policy - AGR NY
Information regarding sides for this intensive will be included in your booking confirmation email. 

Absolutely no monologues or scenes from plays will be allowed.

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.

Cancellation Policy
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.


About Donna

Donna is a well-respected, award winning, international casting director, producer, and educator. She has cast and produced numerous independent features, short films, television shows, audio shows, pilots and web series with over 20 years of experience behind her. Donna's films have screened at prestigious festivals such as The Tribeca Film Festival, Festival de Cannes Berlin International Film Festival, Milan Film Festival and numerous Oscar Qualifying Short Film Festivals. She was nominated for a 2017 Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Casting for the audio show Powder Burns. Donna, along with the cast, was nominated for and won the Best Performance Audio Show Award. In 2015, she was awarded the Casting Award of Merit at the IndieFest Film Festival for casting the film Leaves of the Tree (this film can currently be seen in select theaters and on DigiNext Films). In addition, Donna is a proud member of the Casting Society of America and New York Women in Film & Television. She is an appointed Member of the Board of the Suffolk County Film Commission and she volunteers her time as a jury judge at many renowned film festivals. She believes part of her mission is to encourage and inspire all to follow their dreams and never give up no matter how hard it gets. 

When it comes to casting, Donna has the ability and expertise to think outside of the box. She has cast a myriad of award-winning actors and discovered many new and rising stars at the very early stages of their careers. From film, television and stage her ensemble casts have consisted of (in no particular order): Eric Roberts, Sean Young, Luis Guzman, Keith David, Ernie Hudson Alysia Reiner, William Forysthe, Dylan Walsh, Stephen Baldwin, John Wesley Shipp, Chuck Zito, Vincent Pastore, Adam Ferrera, Cathy Moriarty, 

Armand Assante, Robert Vaughn, Brenda Vaccaro, Dan Heyda, Jerry Stiller, Danny Trejo, Margaret Avery, Ed Asner, Ace Young, Federico Castelluico, Richard Greico, Tom Pelphrey, Ed Hermann, Vincent D'Onofrio, 

Christopher Lloyd, Victor Williams, Tony Lobianco, Arie Veeren, Wayne Knight, Sandra Bernhardt, Robert Clohessy, James McCaffrey, Terri Peck, Lou Martini Jr, Martha Wash, Melissa Archer, Alicia Minshew, Steve Stanulis,Orson Bean, Ice -T, Catherine Mary Stewart, David Gregory, Vincent Young, 

William Ragsdale, Deborah Twiss, Ronnie Marmo, Vivica A. Fox, Adrian Paul, Thomas Ian Nichols, Whitney Able, Alexandra Breckenridge and Neal Bledsoe, Tara Reid, James Russo and Audrey Landers.

She is known for discovering new & unique talent, as well as recognizing the seasoned professionals who have the desire to take risks and play against type. When Donna is casting a role, she does not care whether an actor is union or non-union- if they have talent and are right for the role, she will cast them!

She is currently casting: The Fifth Borough, Chronicles of a Serial Killer, A Beautiful Distraction Episode 2, Ebenezer Time Traveler and The Last Pint.


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