What the Artists are saying:
I recommend these workshops. They teach us how to be better human beings.
Building the ensemble of actors with Kate has been the greatest thing. I'm now totally aware of other people's feelings.
I can distinctly remember the first time I ever walked through the PeachCraft door and up the stairs into the actors studio. I fell in love in an instant. For 2 years I walked through that door every Saturday; and every Saturday I was challenged in my craft, and challenged as a person.
Kate Kennedy has built PeachCraft into a place that pushes young artists, allowing them to explore their creativity and hone their craft in a family-like environment. Kate will teach you the ins and outs of the industry. She offers a well-rounded acting education ranging from commercial technique, to improvisation, to straight drama, and the Michael Chekov technique. I found that the education I received at PeachCraft prepared me extremely well for studying drama at Queen Mary, University of London, BFA program.
Not only does PeachCraft offer you a great acting training, but it is also so much fun. The people I trained with have become my life-long friends. I have so many wonderful memories of laughing till my stomach hurt in the studio.
I am honored to have trained at PeachCraft, and even more honored to still be a part of the PeachCraft community whenever I am home!
PeachCraft Actors Studio will always have a place in my heart!
PeachCraft Member, 2008-present
University of London, BFA, 2014
"Kate, you taught me how to act! "
Raymond in DOUBT opposite Meryl Streep
"How impressed and proud I am of you that
you have created a wonderful place for yourself as well
as nurturing the hidden talents of those you touch.
You are a saint."
Fred Caruso - IMDB.com
Biography Channel this week was the first time I really saw Kyra
(IMDB.com) working. She is a professional - Kate, you have taught her well.
She gets nothing but compliments about her abilities. It is a testament
to your technique and what you have brought out in her and what
you see in her. Who would have thought that when I brought her through
your door a few years ago that she would grow into such a wonderful
performer! It is in her blood. Thank you for everything you have
done for her!" - Rachel Morling
are few acting coaches in the world who can bring to the artist
the kind of wisdom, experience and sensitivity that Kate Kennedy
does." Hank McCann - IMDB.com
is amazing. Kate and PeachCraft took Chelsea's acting skills beyond
where we thought they could go and now a number of opportunities
are coming her way." - Susan Meyers
having you as an acting coach and being in class with everyone!
I love my classes here in LA, but there are no actors studios that
have an "ensemble" as close, supportive, comforting, unique,
or fun as Peachcraft. And there is no Kate Kennedy on the West Coast!"
"I just wanted
to thank you for all your extra-ordinary hard work this summer.
You gave the kids a wonderfully positive experience and I know that
my son had a great time and learned a lot. I enjoyed every
performance of the show, the talented kids, and getting to know
the other moms as well as yourselves." - Julia Frankel
"I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful program you have created. Annie, in particular, is delighting in her Peachcraft experience. Every Tuesday, she wakes up excited for the day to begin. This Tuesday, when I picked her up from her voice lesson, she exclaimed, “Mommy, I love my life! I love Peachcraft!” It was music to my ears. By the way, did Annie mention to you that she got the lead in her class play, Cinderella? Just a short little class play, but still, a nice feather in her cap. Thanks again for giving Annie such a fabulous experience."
Ryan Genualdi, Emme Harris, Matt Ball, Miranda Telmany & Trevor Silverstein - PeachCraft Film Academy Nominees GSFF
"Matt Ball (Member of PeachCraft Actors Studio 2005-present) is worth a look by any Casting Directors in search of that rarest of theater commodities, a skilled child actor." - New York Times, - Neil Genzlinger,
reviewing Defender of the Faith, IRT, NYC
Established in 2005, PeachCraft Studios of Drama, Voice & Filmmaking (PDVF) has built an outstanding reputation, and in a short time, has steadily become one of the most renowned studios to offer professional training for actors, vocalists, dancers, musicians and filmmakers. Kate Kennedy, Director and Master Coach
of the Michael Chekhov technique for actors, built PeachCraft in order to open a creative space to engage talented artists in professional, rigorous and complete Artist Development Workshops.
The studio location in Summit, NJ, only 30 minutes to Manhattan, has 14 working actors' movement and voice studios, a large ESF sprung wood floor for dance and a complete state-of-the art ProTools Film Lab for filmmaking. The professional faculty at PDVF have strong links to the industries and institutions that employ and educate our students.
PeachCraft Studios of Drama, Voice & Filmmaking maintain a
philosophy of good spirit and positive energy flow with clear commitments
from healthy and creative individuals to become part of an ongoing
ensemble of performers, writers and filmmakers maintaining mutuality,
honor and respect.
REGISTER NOW FOR WINTER WORKSHOPS IN DRAMA, VOICE, DANCE AND FILMMAKING STUDIOS!
Classic Acting Techniques:
Private Audition Coaching (Call to schedule)
Private Voice Coaching (Call to schedule)
and the new SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP!
- a. Michael Chekhov
- b. Constantine Stanislavski
- c. Kennedy Actors Awareness
All faculty are Professionals working in the industry on film, television, commercials and stage. Their careers combine teaching and performing.
*By Invitation Only
Junior Series ~ 6-10 (Tuesday Only)
Actors Studio Young Talent ~11-14
Actors Studio Professional Track ~ 12-16
Master Class ~14-18
Master Company Class ~14-20
Call to schedule interview now!
The Actors Studio
The Actors Studio, Founded in 2005, offers student artists a solid foundation in the classic techniques of Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov, Stella Adler combined with a Modern Technique developed by Kate Kennedy’s 20 years as a Casting Director in the Feature Film and Major Network Television Industry, Los Angeles. The techniques taught at PeachCraft inspire the performer to trust their creative instincts in order to gain the skills necessary for a career on the stage, film and television. Since PeachCraft's debut workshop in fall 2005, Actors trained in the specific techniques have gone on to book professional leading and supporting roles on Broadway & Off-Broadway, Major & Independent Feature Films, Episodics, Pilots, MOWs, National SAG Commercials as well as leads in their school plays! Class limit 12; ages 8 through adult.
to go to PeachCraft Actors Studio Programs.
PeachCraft Vocal Conservatory
The Voice Studio and Conservatory Programs engage the student artists in exploring and expanding their musical experience through classic and modern vocal techniques. The FrameWork of the training focuses directly on the techniques used to release tension so as to create natural, relaxed organic breath flow. The expert faculty concentrate on the artist-in-training's senses of freedom and ease in order to transform the voice into beautiful sounds! Entrance is by interview and entrance is at the discretion of the Directors.
to go to PeachCraft Vocal Conservatory Programs.
PeachCraft Film Academy
The PeachCraft Film Academy offers an exciting and innovative approach to the process of filmmaking allowing the young artists to explore and implement an acquired skillset from story concept, to writing the screenplay, casting the actors, scouting locations, building sets, cinematography, directing, producing, editing and finally, distribution. PeachCraft's Film Lab was built by professional filmmakers with long A-list histories of directing, producing, casting, cinematography and editing for DreamWorks, Paramount, Disney, Miramax, The Weinstein Company, New Line Cinema, as well as working alongside the actors Tom Hanks, Drew Barrymore, Whoopie Goldberg, Johnny Depp, Mary Louise Parker, Jody Foster, Mike Myers, Seth Green, Will Ferrell, Jack Nickelson, Robin Wright, Denzel Washington, Steve Martin, just to name a few. The creative hard work of the PDVF Film Academy is exemplefied by their acceptance into the prestigious Garden State Film Festival. Applications are now being accepted for Summer 2011. Class size limited to 10.
to go to Film Academy Program
Rachel Donahue, Kyra Morling, Eric Richards, Susanna Matthews,
Joanie Abbot, Ben Romero, Peter Wirth, Melissa Lawson,
Matthew Marvin, Ellie Tanji, Vesna Koleska, Paulina Casey,
Lauren Morra, Lucy Wardley
"If I can say anything about Kate Kennedy, it's that she is one of the most generous people I know. Her heart is as big as the sky and everyone she helps seems to shine brighter because of it. Without Kate, I wouldn't be able to pursue filmmaking or acting. Without Kate, I wouldn't be the person or artist I am today. Kate Kennedy has given me the world and I owe her so much. My hope is that she stays wonderful!"
Kate Kennedy filming on set of 'Veronica's Trip' with Tony Jannelli.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Call the studio to schedule an interview!
Drama and Dance
for beginners to Master
Class. Technique, Acting
for film, stage and TV
only for beginners
Prepare for your
auditions for college
by taking one-on-one
private sessions with
our professional team.
SCREENWRITING FOR FILM
Learn the three-act
structure and develop
your screenplay for
a shooting script or
Lauren Dresner -
Congratulations Lauren for
auditioning and being
now represented by
David Doan, Agent
at Generation TV!
Kyra Morling - Congratulations Kyra for being cast as
"Clara" in the feature film titled
VANITAS shooting on location now!
Drew Gardner -
Accepted to The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, class of 2015. PeachCraft graduate, Master Class Professional Track, from 2006-2010 in drama, voice and filmmaking.
OR Behiri -
Cast in NBC Pilot
Prime Suspect (2011 TV movie)
in Co-Starring role
of "Caleb Edgecourt"
opposite Maria Bello &
Ryan Genualdi -
Congratulations Ryan for booking the lead in Indie Feature titled "$10 Vodka"!
Rachel Donahue -
Member since 2007, Congratulations Rachel for landing the LEAD role, playing "Laurey" in OKLAHOMA Morristown Beard's Winter Production, 2011!
Lauren Morra -
Accepted to Pace University, Acting, BFA program after graduating
PeachCraft Studios in drama, voice and filmmaking, 5 year program.
In PaperMill Playhouse's Peter Pan, cast as a Lost Boy!
In Starbuck's Commercial. In CHLORINE opposite Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent D'Onofrio.
Matt Monahan Congratulations for being signed by JLATalent Agency,
Innovative Artist Agency
and accepted to
Paula Gray- Congratulations Paula for being cast in the role of "Cecilia Marinara" in feature film VALLY OF THE SUN with Johnny Whitworth.
the Kudos Main Page to read all about our student's
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