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"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Give yourself permission to take up space and believe in your power. That’s when amazing things happen.”
Russell Davignon, Former Stand-up Comedy Student
When I had decided to get into comedy I took Kathryn's class. What a wonderful experience! I learned not only the basics of stand up but how to do "act outs", how to think on my feet, and most importantly how to form a quality set that I could use at any comedy club or function. Since that class my journey has taken me to perform at Carolines Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, as well as Gotham Comedy Club in NYC, just to name a few. I owe my comedy career to Kathryn and her comedy class. Whether you want to be a comic or just a more effective public speaker THIS is a class you need to take!
JENNIFER McMULLEN, FORMER STAND-UP COMEDY STUDENT
My name is Jennifer McMullen and I am writing this testimonial on behalf of Kathryn Mora. I met Kathryn around 15 years ago when I signed up for a comedy class that she was teaching in Saratoga, NY. I signed up for this class because I wanted to learn how to perform stand-up comedy and how to successfully translate my funny ideas to be funny on stage to a room full of strangers. Kathryn exceeded my expectations as a teacher and actually ended up becoming one of my greatest mentors and supporters still to this day. I learned all of the things that Kathryn told us we would learn in her class and then some. Maybe I’m a little biased because she means so much to me but Kathryn made me believe in myself in a way that no one else ever had, other than my mom. She saw something in me and helped me to see it too. Today, 15 years later I’m a professional stand-up comedian performing regularly at clubs, theaters and venues all over the United States and I credit Kathryn with instilling in me confidence, tricks of the trade and overall mentorship that has continued long past the completion of her course. Kathryn is one of the most passionate, funny, intellectual people I have ever met and I am honored to have been taught by her and to be able to call her a friend.
Lyn Lachmann Miller, Editor-in-Chief, MultiCultural Review magazine
Kathryn served as the Editor’s Shelf columnist for MultiCultural Review for six years, providing concise, informative reviews of reprints, new volumes in series, and new editions of works in other media and formats. She sorted through a large volume of material to assess which books and media fit our scope and was reliable in meeting deadlines for the quarterly journal. She also wrote several feature articles for the journal, including a highly regarded piece on Nollywood, the evolution of film industry in Nigeria, complete with interviews and high-quality photos. I highly recommend Kathryn as a feature writer, columnist, editor, and editorial consultant. Her research and writing skill and broad interests will add value to any publication.
Howard Phillips, Professor, Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts (BUCDIA)
My former student, Kathryn Mora, at BUCDIA studied in the Digital Filmmaking Program. This intensive Certificate Program was challenging to all participants, so to graduate from the CDIA is already quite an accomplishment. I speak as someone who teaches at the usual four-year program at Boston University, so I am well placed to make that appraisal.
In the course of her study and assignments, Kathryn always demonstrated eagerness to take on assignments, and to bring in her own ideas. Her positive and hard-working attitude had a very positive effect on her classmates, and she was elected to produce a class project – a role which requires organization, excellent communication and persistence.
For her final project, Kathryn chose a hugely important subject, and despite the challenges of research, writing and coordinating the project from inception to editing, she did an outstanding job, and when her film “Birth” played at The Embassy Theatre to both faculty, students and the public, it was very well received – deservedly!
I remain impressed with Kathryn’s intelligence as well as her professional manner. Her writing skills are a wonderful expression of those qualities.