New! Series Regular and Guest Star Roles: Finding Your Character Throughline - 3-Week Online Class with KENDRA CASTLEBERRY, Head Casting Director, Castleberry/Murphy Casting

Sunday, June 13, 2021, 2pm ET / 11am PT

This event is in the past.

Recurring and series regular roles require flexibility, patience and extreme dedication from the actors portraying them.

Storylines can pivot suddenly, co-stars can come and go, character histories can be rewritten... and yet your character must remain true. That requires a strong sense of character identity.

This 3-week ZOOM class will focus on building a strong character profile as the throughline for long-term storytelling. You'll work on just one character for this class, but with a new scene each week.



Kendra will cover:

  • The Givens: What truths has the script and/or breakdown provided?
  • Where did you come from?
  • What matters to you?
  • What do you desire?

Scenework: Your first scene will be sent to actors 24-48 hours prior to class. You'll prepare a self-tape which you will share in class and receive feedback on.



Kendra will cover:

  • Who are you to others?
  • How do you communicate?
  • How do you fight?
  • How do you love?

Scenework: Your second scene will be sent to actors 24-48 hours prior to class. Actors will read 1-on-1 with Kendra, but in front of the entire class.



Kendra will cover:

  • How do you navigate your environment?
  • How do you move?
  • What is your role in the world?
  • Where do you find strength and weakness?

Scenework: Your third scene will be sent to actors 24-48 hours prior to class. Actors will read 1-on-1 with Kendra, but in front of the entire class.

You will have an opportunity at the end of each class to ask questions, so as to address specific concerns and gain further understanding of the day’s lesson.

Class is limited to 12 actors.

NOTE: This class is for actors 18+ (no minors). It is required that actors who sign up for this class be able to attend all 3 weeks. Each actor’s takes of their scenes will be taped for their personal records and review. No video or audio recordings of any other portion of the class (lecture, redirection or feedback) are allowed.

DISCLAIMER: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. As such, when this class is over, Kendra will NOT be taking home, nor be given access to your headshot, resume, or any of your promotional materials.

What to Prepare:

For this online class, Kendra will select sides for you to prepare based on your headshot and fully completed MY INFO section in your AC account

Assignments will be emailed 1-2 days in advance. 

Please follow the procedures listed below:

  • Please update your headshot and fill out the MY INFO section of your AC account upon registration.

  • Arrive at least 10 MINUTES before your event is slated to start. Your host will give important information about the event at this time.

  • Instructions and the ZOOM link for access to this online event will be emailed to you in advance. If you have not received the link by 12pm (EST) the day-of the event, please reach out to at least one hour PRIOR to the start of class.

**No recording of any kind is permitted by participants during class.**

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Kendra Castleberry

Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, KENDRA CASTLEBERRY is a Head CD at Castleberry/Murphy Casting. 

A TV, film and theatre enthusiast from a very young age, Kendra studied directing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before making the move to Los Angeles. Past casting credits include Facebook Watch’s LimetownABC’s Take TwoCBS’s ZooNBC’s GrimmABC’s CastleCW’s Star-Crossed, as well as numerous other series, pilots and TV movies. 

Kendra also has a passion for charity work; she is a big fundraiser for AIDS Walk Los Angeles and volunteers frequently around town. A proud member of the Casting Society of America, Kendra is a co-chair of the CSA Equity in Entertainment Committee.


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The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.