New York Conservatory Artistic Director Richard Omar talks to Backstage.com about how to choose the right conservatory program for you:
“A conservatory’s sole purpose is to help young talent acquire the skills necessary to get a job in the profession. So when you apply to a conservatory, you’re really applying for your entry-level job within this industry rather than simply applying for college.”
Richard Omar in Backstage.com on the difference between traditional college and conservatory training programs:
“The conservatory environment is tailored to maximize the deep desire of students who know in their core that they want to be actors. If you are determined to be an actor, your next step should be to invest in your training.”
Broadway World article on the winners of the 2018 Joan See Memorial Scholarship
“The Joan See Memorial Scholarship honors our founder’s vision to offer students demonstrating exceptional talent the opportunity to fulfill their dramatic arts aspirations through our two-year accredited professional degree programs. Throughout our nearly forty-year history, we have awarded over 23 million dollars in scholarships, and continue this legacy today,” said Richard Omar, president and artistic director at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.
Broadway World announces NYCDA’s 2018 Audition Schedule
“We have designed The New York Conservatory’s audition process to be an interactive engagement where students can gain valuable insight into their craft,” said Richard Omar, president and artistic director at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. “Many of our current students have remarked how the in-person audition process was a remarkable experience that enabled them to confidently decide how to pursue their acting dreams. We look forward to meeting new prospective students during this year’s tour.”
NYCDA Artistic Director Richard Omar talks with The Daily Actor about how to respond to director feedback:
“Learning to cope with all the requests and demands to adjust your performance is part of the job, but there are times when acting jargon gets used in place of clear direction, leaving the actor in the worst place – feeling that they are doing something wrong and not knowing what to do about it.”
Broadway World announces the launch of NYCDA’s Musical Theater Professional Training Degree Program
“The musical theater landscape is changing rapidly and with that comes new, exciting opportunities for careers in the industry. We are thrilled to develop a program that offers students a personalized approach to training that places acting at the core to best prepare them for an artistic career on the stage and beyond,” said Richard Omar, president and artistic director at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.
Artistic Director Richard Omar speaks with Backstage.com about putting students in front of the camera in a professional environment:
“A lot of what we talk about has to do with the practicality of trying to get a series of jobs, which means learning to interview well. One of the things we teach is how not to talk about yourself as an actor….”