Welcome to carolinekava.com
Hi there. My name is Caroline Kava. I was born in Chicago, studied acting and lived most of my life in New York City. Thirteen years ago,I was invited to Winston-Salem, NC by the inimitable Gerald Freedman to teach acting at the UNC School of Drama. And I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Now I am returning home, to New York City, and I’ll be teaching at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in November 2018. Turns out its kind of a full circle. My very first experience of NYC on my own, was as a student in AADA’s summer program when I was 17.
I love to teach. I also like to act, write and direct. Well, all of my passions are edifying pursuits. Art is a “corrective” Edward Albee once said. That's why people sit in the dark and wait to see and hear and dream. They want to correct something, their mood at the very least, but often they want to find an answer - a wiser, deeper, braver or more honest way to proceed. That's the role of the artist - to be the witness to and the bearer of the truth, the real story.
Well, I do the best I can with that charge - mostly because it's a lot of fun and very gratifying: to hear an audience laugh or blow their noses, or go utterly silent, or to see the light go on in a student's eyes as she surprises herself with a solution. - the best!
So welcome, and please be patient, as I reconstruct this site. Stop by again in about a month or so. Thanks.