Caroline Kava

I assume each actor is consumed with passion and vision. I try to impress upon him or her that there is nothing new under the theatrical or cinematic sun except her or him. So the discovery, expression and revelation of his or her authentic self is crucial to making the actor’s necessary and inimitable contribution to the field.

I hope I inspire students by example: by giving their work my complete attention, and by using all the gifts I have at my disposal to aid in their development as artists and responsible human beings.

Career Highlights
  • As an actor - in film:
    • "Born on the 4th of July" with Tom Cruise, the role of Mrs. Kovic
    • "Year of the Dragon" with Mickey Rourke, the role of Connie White 
    • "Snow Falling on Cedars" with Ethan Hawke, the role of Helen Chambers
    • "4 Days in September" with Alan Arkin, the role of Elvira Elbric
  • As an actor - in TV:
    • "Law & Order" Guest Star as Betty Abrams and Rose Schwimmer
    • "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Guest Star as Dr. Toby Russell
  • As an actor - on stage: 
    • The Threepenny Opera, New York Shakespeare Festival, the role of Polly
  • As a writer/director - in short film: 
    • "Polio Water" starring Mischa Barton & Cherry Jones
    • "Number One" starring Mary Beth Peil, Heather Burns & Missi Pyle
    • "Jesus, Maria" starring Maureen Anderman
  • As a playwright:
    • The Early Girl, Samuel French, Inc.

M.F.A. Film DirectionColumbia University

B.A. Writing and PerformanceSUNY Empire State College

Professional Acting TrainingThe Neighborhoood Playhouse