Cygnus welcomes Kevin McCafferty. Mr. McCafferty is a Temple University Theater graduate with extensive experience both on and off stage. He has been featured in numerous productions including starring roles in Jean Genet’s The Maids and Edwin Sanchez’s Icarus. Mr. McCafferty spent a number of years working in New York’s Off-Broadway community where his technical experiences included: an acting/directing internship at the prestigious Ensemble Studio, A For Adultery at Theater Row, and Teresa Rebeck’s The Scene at Second Stage starring Patricia Heaton and Tony Shaloub. Additionally, Mr. McCafferty was the Facility Coordinator for NYC’s New World Stages where he was credited on over 40 Off-Broadway productions such as Rock of Ages and Alter Boyz. Mr. McCafferty’s directorial credits include: Rodgers’ and Hammersteins’ Cinderella, Footloose, Guys and Dolls, and The Wizard of Oz. Regionally, Mr. McCafferty has worked with companies including: Margate Players, The Eagle Theater, The Ritz (in Oaklyn), and Haddonfield Plays & Players. In EHT, he currently holds the titles of Fernwood Auditorium Site Supervisor, Alder Ave Middle School musical director, and stage crew supervisor for the high school musical.
These are GREAT classes for anyone who is interested in scene study and monologue preparation.
Theater Monologues / Tuesdays 5:00pm-7:30pm / Open Level
The key to any successful audition is an appropriate, properly-rehearsed monologue! It is vital that actors choose monologues that highlight their strengths. This class will help students choose and refine both a dramatic and comedic monologue suited for the contemporary stage. Students will spend class time breaking down and analyzing each piece so that the words are elevated off the page and a character is fully developed. This class will culminate in a monologue showcase.
Theater Scene Study / Thursdays 5:00pm-7:30pm
This class will focus on the relationship between actors on the stage. Students will explore character interaction through comprehensive analysis of dialogue, discussion of objectives, and exploration of pacing within a scene. This class will culminate in a scene showcase.