casting director & acting teacher

Welcome!

I sincerely hope that you’ve had a safe and healthy year and a half, and that your loved ones have as well.

Congratulations to all of you who never let the pandemic dim your passion for pursuing your dreams. Or perhaps you discovered that passion (or finally decided to commit to it) during a period that reminded us all that time is of the essence. Regardless, I’m glad you sought me out.

A lot has changed for all of us in this challenging time. Most significantly for me has been the transition to remote teaching. I initially thought that I would return to live teaching when things got “back to normal,” only to realize that online classes are – at least for me – the new normal. (I suspect this to be the case for many teachers around the country.) Interestingly enough, this realization has coincided with the rapid increase in the number of commercial self-tapes that actors are being asked to submit. I think that we’ll soon to get to a point — if we’re not there already — that all preliminary auditions (and some callbacks) will be online. That’s precisely why I’ve added classes to my syllabus that focus on self-tapes and the tips and techniques that you, as an actor, can use to make yours stand out.

My goal as a teacher is to help you make the most of your auditions, and – more importantly – grow as an artist, in both skills and confidence. My unique perspective and approach to teaching comes from 30 years experience as a casting director (now retired) and a working actor on Broadway and in regional theater. Currently, I’m bringing that perspective to commercial acting and audition classes at NYU and Pace University, as well as at Actors Connection and other private studios around the city. Additionally, I teach classes in musical theater performance and auditioning at AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) and have done the same in the past at Manhattan School of Music.

Please contact me at davidcadyclass@gmail.com about the class or to schedule a private coaching session for commercials, monologues, scene work or your next audition prep.

I look forward to hearing from and working with you.