Christine Rhodes will be featured in an upcoming episode of " House of Cards:

Rebecca Fabry landed a featured role in the soon to be released " How to Get Girls"

Golden Globes!!!! ......two of my students had feature roles in films nominated for Golden Globes

Anais and Mirabelle Lee have booked featured roles on four major TV shows in the last fourteen months..." The Blacklist", The Following", Stephan Colbert's Halloween show  and  " Madam Secretary"

Young Amy Schumer is being played by my student Devin Fabry in the feature film              " Trainwreck"

AJ Tecci booked the role of the voice of Pigpen in the new upcoming " Peanuts" movie

My wife Maureen shot and interviewed Meghan Trainor for a movie trailer being shown in theaters now.She also won a Gold Addy Award


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Sue Prantil ( Mother of Teen Actor)

“Donald is an amazing acting coach. I have four daughters in the business that have landed roles in film, tv, music videos and commercials over the past several years, and Donald has been extremely instrumental in helping them get the parts. Donald has such a caring–but professional–way with kids of all ages, and goes above and beyond to make sure the kids feel comfortable with a role, using unique and exciting acting methods that allow the kids to stay focus and achieve the best outcome possible. I would recommend Donald to any serious professional actor….you will not be disappointed.”

Rick Foster ( Adult Actor)

I decided to take some classes in the Philly area.I first met Donald McKenna teaching an Improv class. I was hooked!!  It was like nothing I had ever done.  Just after the class ended I got a call to go to NYC for a Amtrak commercial audition. When I walked in, they said, There’s no script, the audition is all improv. WHAT THE WHAT ! ……I nailed it !! It almost sounds like a bullshit story , but it’s the absolute truth. I became SAG eligible because of booking it..Through the years I’ve called Donald for help with auditions…. in fact, one time I called him from across the street from the casting agent of the show “Homicide” in Baltimore for a few pointers on a part that was literally one line…booked that one two!. I’ve had speaking roles on, Homicide, Philly, Hack, Cold Case and The Happening.  I currently have a Verizon commercial and an PSA for the Philadelphia council for anti-smoking.    BUT, Two weeks ago, on September 13th, I had a callback for the new Bradley Cooper movie,  “Silver Linings Playbook”. The casting director told me that this director was big on improv, Dude, who else could I call. I was able to get a hold of Donald the night before for a quick re-fresher. Today I found out I got the part. My scenes are with Bradley Cooper and it’s a several day shoot at 4 different locations. …..needless to say, Donald, I have to get together with you in the next month, probably a few times right?? thanks for everything. Dude, see you soon

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MAUREEN MCKENNA  Producer Bounce Pictures UPM Assistant Director

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