Acting Center of NY

THE INSTRUCTOR is producer/writer/director/actor Charles di Cagno, whose original one-act, and full length plays have been performed off-Broadway for the past 15 years. He has also produced and appeared in major benefits for Covenant House and The New York Times Neediest Case Fund.

He has studied with some of the most influential drama teachers in the field, including Stella Adler, whose graduates include Marlon Brando and Robert DeNiro

He has a B.A. in Speech, an M.S. from Pace University, was a CTM and Mentor with Toastmasters International (where he won a variety of speech contests), and is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Public Speaking program.

Along with acting, he supervises Public Speaking and Social Anxiety workshops at the Manhattan Center, and is the former director of Social Phobia and Public Speaking Anxiety at the world renowned White Plains Hospital Phobia Clinic, where he trained directly under the founder, Dr. Manuel Zane (Your Phobia).

Photo of Charles di Cagno with Dr. Zane

Charles di Cagno [center] with Dr. Manuel Zane, at the 30th anniversary of the White Plains Hospital Phobia Clinic.

Acting Center of NY

Convenient Upper West Side Location

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