PeachCraft Actor's Studio
PeachCraft Actor's Studio, Summit
 
 

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"Kate 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


"I miss 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!" -Tyler Shamy
"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."
Fondly,
Amy Schiffer

 

 



 

 


"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
Welcome to PeachCraft

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. 

MISSION STATEMENT

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 FALL WORKSHOPS IN DRAMATIC ARTS, CREATIVE VOICE, DANCE AND FILMMAKING! Workshops fill up very quickly so don't wait to apply!
Should you require further information please email peachcraft@gmail.com

CALENDAR 2016-2017

  • Audition Technique
  • Film Acting
  • Commercial Acting
  • Stage Performance
  • Classic Acting Techniques:
    • a. Michael Chekhov
    • b. Constantine Stanislavski
    • c. Kennedy Actors Awareness
  • Dramatic Monologue
  • Comedic Monologue
  • Improvisation
  • Script Analysis
  • Actors Movement
  • Character Development
  • Private Audition Coaching (Call to schedule)
  • Private Voice Coaching (Call to schedule)
  • Mime
  • MASTER CLASS*
  • COMPANY CLASS*
  • and the new SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP!

    All faculty are Professionals working in the industry on film, television, commercials and stage. Their careers combine teaching and performing.

    *By Invitation Only

    AGES:

    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!
    Studio: 908/673-1485
    www.peachcraftstudios.com
    peachcraft@gmail.com

    COURSE OVERVIEWS

    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.

    Click here 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.

    Click here 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.

    Click here 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,
    Karine Nunes 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!" - Ben Romero

    Kate Kennedy filming on set of 'Veronica's Trip' with Tony Jannelli.


    Parents are responsible for the safety of their children while entering and exiting the building.

    WAIVER OF LIABILITY: PEACHCRAFT, LLC is not an Agent, Casting Director or Talent Representative. We will have guest faculty who are invited to teach a class. PeachCraft is an educational and production facility designed to train our clients in acting, voice, dance, screenwriting, filmmaking, artist development workshops and agent based training and development. PeachCraft does not guarantee bookings, signings or representation or act as an employment agency.

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     ANNOUNCEMENTS

    FALL 2016-2017
    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

    Call the studio to schedule an interview!
    908-673-1485


    SUMMER PROGRAMS
    Musical Theater
    Filmmaking
    Drama and Dance

    ACTING WORKSHOPS
    for beginners to Master Class. Technique, Acting for film, stage and TV

    VOICE STUDIO
    Private Sessions only for beginners to Masters.

    DANCE STUDIO
    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 college entrance submission.

    Stay tuned!

     KUDOS

    Stephanie Ticas
    Stephanie Ticas -
    Congratulations to Stephanie Ticas (How The Grinch Stole Christmas) who will be going on National Tour this Winter 2015-2016! Stephanie began her professional voice training at PeachCraft Voice Studios.

    Ava Ostroff
    Ava Ostroff -
    PeachCraft welcomes young talent Ava!
    With Mallory Levy at Generation TV!

    Danny Cole
    Danny Cole -
    Congratulations! Booked SAG Feature Film titled HARD SELL in supporting role, 10/13.

    Agusta Imperatore
    Agusta Imperatore -
    Cast as Lead in band Paper Lions "Philadelphia" Music Video. 11/1/13-12/29/13

    Alexis Molnar
    Alexis Molnar -
    Admitted to the Musical Theatre program at Pace University. Studied 4 years with Kate Kennedy, Acting Coach and Voice in the Voice Studios. Star on the rise.

    Lauren Dresner
    Lauren Dresner -
    Congratulations Lauren for auditioning and being now represented by David Doan, Agent at Generation TV!

    Kyra Morling
    Kyra Morling - Congratulations Kyra for being cast as "Clara" in the feature film titled VANITAS shooting on location now!

    Drew Gardner
    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
    OR Behiri -
    Cast in NBC Pilot Prime Suspect (2011 TV movie) in Co-Starring role of "Caleb Edgecourt" opposite Maria Bello & Aiden Quinn.

    Lauren Morra
    Lauren Morra -
    Accepted to Pace University, Acting, BFA program after graduating PeachCraft Studios in drama, voice and filmmaking, 5 year program.

    Matt Ball
    Matt Ball-
    In Starbuck's Commercial. In CHLORINE opposite Kyra Sedgwick and Vincent D'Onofrio.

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