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Donna McKenna, CSA is an award winning, international casting director, producer and educator. She has cast numerous independent films, TV show, episodic radio shows, pilots and web-series during her more than 20 years in the business. These projects have received theatrical distribution and can be seen on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Apple as well as Direct TV and other streaming platforms.
Producers and Directors love working with Donna as she listens carefully and comes to understand the vision for their project, providing them with an ensemble cast, utilizing both critically acclaimed actors from film, TV, and Broadway as well as new and upcoming talent.
Donna has been recognized by the industry for her efforts. Among some of her kudos are a Voice Arts Award for Best Ensemble Cast Performance Audio Show, the IndieFest Casting Award, Best Ensemble Casting from Blast Off FIlm Festival for Alter Ego and most recently received Runner Up 2020 Mandy.com Casting Director Award, nominated and chosen from casting directors around the world.
Donna can be found at industry events and film festivals worldwide, speaking to actors and filmmakers, sharing her passion and knowledge, offering guidance and encouragement, inspiring artist to follow their dreams.
As an educator Donna works with actors of all ages. She focuses on the craft of acting, improvisation, audition technique as well as a course called "Producing Your Career". In her McKenna Method Workshops (www.mckennamethod.com) she works with actors to free their instrument, get out of their head and make bold choices using some theatre games she has developed during her career.
Donna is a proud member of the Casting Society of America and the Suffolk County Film
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