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Play the love, it's all you need

Published September 12, 2021 6 Views

  Major Tom to Ground Control Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives "Play the love, it's all you need" Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice & Sp...

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There's power in practice.

Published September 6, 2021 19 Views

  Major Tom to Ground Control Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives "There's Power in Practice" Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice & Speech Co...

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Leading players lead the way in outrageousness and imagination - as justified by the script.

Published August 23, 2021 21 Views

  Major Tom to Ground Control Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives "Leading players lead the way in outrageousness and imagination - as justified by the script" Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday f...

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An Amendment!

Published August 21, 2021 19 Views

  An Amendment! Please note the correction below to our most recent newsletter!   New York Professional Actor Training comes to your home next Saturday! Our International, Intergalactic Acting Jam continues next Saturday, featuring Master Voice & Speech...

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Acting is believing!

Published August 21, 2021 23 Views

  Major Tom to Ground Control Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives "Acting is believing" Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice & Speech Coach, Patri...

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Summer Stories

Published August 19, 2021 45 Views

  Summer Intensive 2021 Newsletter A look back at the Summer Intensive 2021! "I convince myself I am an artist by my actions and the world is my witness." August 1, 2021 ~ New York City + Zoom The Work THE DREAMER EXAMI...

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Aim your heart at the heart you wish to reach.

Published August 18, 2021 58 Views

  Major Tom to Ground Control Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives "Aim your heart at the heart you wish to reach" Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice...

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Transform fear into positive, fighting action!

Published August 13, 2021 77 Views

  Major Tom to Ground Control Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives "Transform fear into positive, fighting action!" Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voic...

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Gratitude Attitude

Published July 20, 2021 56 Views

Gratitude Attitude

Gratitude for everything. None of us are here without teachers. Every action you do and every word you speak is either bringing you closer to people or it’s creating distance. Because words are tools and words are all we have to express what we’re feeling. I mean, how do we create re...

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Authenticity

Published July 19, 2021 62 Views

Authenticity

This is a really big deal for everybody. You got to stick to your guns, folks. When you stop listening to your instincts, you’ve anesthetized your talent. We are in the emotional,  the emotion transfer business. I have it here and I transfer it there. The worst direction you're ev...

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Acting Classes Online Every Saturday with Your First Class Free

Published February 28, 2021 392 Views

Acting Classes Online Every Saturday with Your First Class Free

Regardless of whether you’ve recently been bitten by the acting bug and looking to learn the ropes for the first time, or a seasoned performer who’s wanting to brush up your skills—or add a few new ones to your repertoire—all from the comforts of home, Tom Todoroff Studios in...

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Find the need for every word you say and every move you make.

Published February 7, 2021 13 Views

  Major Tom to Ground Control Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives "Find the need for every word you say and every move you make." Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featu...

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Take the trip of the text!

Published January 31, 2021 19 Views

  Major Tom to Ground Control Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives "Release 'I guess? Embrace 'YES!" Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice &...

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Act with a cool head and a warm heart.

Published January 24, 2021 16 Views

  Major Tom to Ground Control Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives "Act with a cool head and a warm heart." Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice &...

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Release 'I guess?' Embrace 'YES!

Published January 17, 2021 18 Views

  Major Tom to Ground Control Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives "Release 'I guess? Embrace 'YES!" Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice &...

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Acting isn't literal or grammatical. It's emotional. It's visceral.

Published January 10, 2021 26 Views

  Major Tom to Ground Control Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives "Acting isn't literal or grammatical. It's emotional. It's visceral." Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Satur...

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Should I Bring a Prop to my Audition?

Published September 8, 2020 868 Views

Should I Bring a Prop to my Audition?

The short answer is: Nothing that you wouldn't normally carry on your day-to-day person. Examples of generally appropriate props include cellphone, purse/wallet, pen/pencil, water/coffee/tea, housekeys, sunglasses/hat, book, etc... But you must know that the minute you pull out a prop, yo...

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Where should I study Acting?

Published September 7, 2020 1014 Views

Where should I study Acting?

Whether you live in a small urban city or a large metropolitan area, as an aspiring actor, you are faced with many important decisions. Some decisions are minor and carry little consequence, but other choices are substantial and will have a dramatic impact on your future career as an actor. One...

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Auditioning for Acting School

Published September 4, 2020 898 Views

Auditioning for Acting School

To successfully audition for an acting school requires meticulous preparation and research. At the start of your journey, think about any teachers you would like to study with and why? What educational environment do you thrive in. What is the alumni networking system like? What do you have to o...

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Your Acting Career Starts With Commitment

Published September 3, 2020 957 Views

Your Acting Career Starts With Commitment

When you see a professional actor, flawlessly executing their craft on camera, it’s easy to assume that they are simply born with the talent and just have plain luck.  However, if you interview any successful actor, you’ll learn firsthand that there is hard work, persistence,...

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Do I Need to Use a British Accent When Auditioning for Shakespeare?

Published September 2, 2020 1110 Views

Do I Need to Use a British Accent When Auditioning for Shakespeare?

The short answer is NO. Unless a particular dialect is specifically requested by the auditors, you will *always want to use your NATURAL speaking voice. (*Exceptions to this rule are characters who are specifically written in dialect such as Don Armado in Love's Labours Lost and Katherine in...

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Why do I need to work on monologues?

Published August 21, 2020 888 Views

Why do I need to work on monologues?

As a young actor, I took a great deal of pride in the training I’d received at a reputable professional actor training program at a prominent university. I, boldly, left school in my early twenties, having acquired a new-found emotional awareness, sensitivity and facility that I knew would ser...

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Judge Yourself and You Invite the World to do Likewise

Published August 21, 2020 482 Views

Judge Yourself and You Invite the World to do Likewise

“I’m sorry, can I start again?” Have you ever asked this question at an audition? If allowed to begin again, was the second go-around worth the restart? Was the first impression you made the one you intended? Do you recall these audition experiences with pride? Did any...

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Actors are Big Wave Riders, Surfing the Waves of Sensation

Published August 3, 2020 515 Views

Actors are Big Wave Riders, Surfing the Waves of Sensation

When an incident occurs, sensations build. When feelings and sensations become uncomfortable, we tend to use habitual behaviors to get off the wave of sensation. This is the time to hang in there with the experience. THE PRACTICE OF BEING PRESENT: Breathe...Relax...Feel... Watch..Al...

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Looking for an Online Acting Class?

Published July 26, 2020 878 Views

Looking for an Online Acting Class?

Here are a few things to consider... 1. HOW DO I FIND AN ONLINE ACTING COACH I CAN TRUST? Whether in-person, or online, actor training is intimate, personal, and, often, life-changing work. For actors seeking a professional career in what is a very competitive business, procuring qual...

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Acting Techniques for Public Speakers

Published February 5, 2020 1409 Views

Acting Techniques for Public Speakers

Ever wonder whether the stagecraft practiced by actors of the highest caliber might apply to your own work as a public speaker or presenter? Over the past forty years, I’ve coached thousands of actors from Broadway, London’s West End and in Hollywood, as well as speakers, CEO’s...

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“2020 IS GOING TO BE MY YEAR”

Published December 26, 2019 1107 Views

“2020 IS GOING TO BE MY YEAR”

With the New Year right around the corner, actors everywhere are dreaming big and hoping that 2020 will be overflowing with artistic fulfillment. But if you’re simply resolving to “get cast more” or “get famous,” chances are you’ll be feeling a tinge of disappoint...

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How to Find Monologues for Acting School Auditions

Published November 30, 2019 2109 Views

How to Find Monologues for Acting School Auditions

3 Tips to find the perfect monologue for your acting school audition! When searching for the perfect monologue to use for acting school auditions, many actors find they don’t know where to begin!  They wonder - how can I possibly find a piece that, in just two minutes (or less!) will d...

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The Actor's Mindset: In Their Own Words

Published October 27, 2019 1105 Views

The Actor's Mindset: In Their Own Words

Acting is by no means an easy profession, but it certainly can be rewarding. Still, it takes a mentally tough individual to handle the constant prospect of rejection. Thankfully, inspiration is all around you. The following quotes reference the mental fortitude needed for success in a competitive wo...

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New to Acting in NYC? What You Need to Know

Published September 19, 2019 875 Views

New to Acting in NYC? What You Need to Know

New York City has long been regarded as an international leader in the theater scene. From major Broadway productions to up-and-coming plays in small theaters, NYC offers a myriad of opportunities for novice and established actors alike. Before you take on the theater scene in New York, however, it&...

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