Carol Cadby, theatre director and instructor offers acting classes, workshops and private coaching to college and high school students as well as professionals to help them in their theatre careers and professional lives. Her passion lies in helping people achieve their potential through theatre.  She also directs and produces shows.


      “To act you must have passion:
                                     a passion for truth,
                                               a passion for hard work,                                                                
                                                       a passion for mankind,
                                                                    and a passion for life.


 I see the teaching of acting and creativity as the unlocking of an individual’s unique treasure chest. It is helping people release, reveal, manipulate and control all the “stuff” within that makes them human. It is helping them discover the unlimited scope of their imagination, become aware of their senses, harness their impulses and understand the world around them. This process of self-discovery is where the true magic of the theatre lies.”

Acting Classes

Acting: Objectives and Tactics (age 18 & up) 
Location: SIGNATURE THEATRE, Arlington, VA
Dates: Mondays, October 29 - November 19, 2012 (no class Nov 12)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Tuition: $165
Registration deadline: October 22, 2012: 
This three session class focuses on the interconnectedness of objectives, tactics and status for the actor.  Learn to interpret human behavior as a status game where tactics are used to achieve an objective.  This analysis is developed in improvisations and applied to short scenes with an emphasis on problem solving and making strong acting choices.  The use of objects tactics and status enable an actor to keep their performance alive and engaging.  Taught by acclaimed acting teacher Carol Cadby.



Acting in Physical Theatre (age 18 & up) 
Location: SYNETIC THEATRE, Arlington, VA
Dates: Fridays, Mondays, September 28 - December 7, 2012
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Tuition: $275 for 10 weeks
An emotionally charged and fast-paced course that focuses on acting technique and discovering the internal motivations for physical movement. 



Workshops offered


Private Coaching

Public Speaking