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Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice & Speech Coach, Anne Burk!

 

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SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR by Bernard Slade  
Louis Courage


COLD READ EXERCISE
Nahsang Atanu, Simba Wedderburn,
Deanna Shinsky and Tommasso D'Ettore


MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT by Paddy Chayefsky
Pamela Weaver
 


PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens

Sam Rubin


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Here are the latest additions to your video library:

  • Coaching Sessions from last Saturday (March 27th): "Italian American Reconciliation" by John Patrick Shanley; Cold Read Exercise "Call My Agent"

  • Lessons from Tom: from last Saturday (March 27th): "Life is a series of maps"; "No notes"; "Finding material"; "Making choices vs. making assumptions"

  • Voice and Speech: from last Saturday (March 27th):  Rib opening and vibration with Andrew Wade
  • Monthly Member Meeting from last Thursday April 1st

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Music This Week


INTRO:  "One Fine Morning" by Lighthouse
OUTRO: "Green Onions" by Booker T & The M.G.'s

 

Recommended This Week


WATCH

TINA
A new documentary that examines and celebrates Tina Turner's life and career through exclusive access interviews with the Grammy Award-Winning artist!
Directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin
Writers: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin
Stars: Angela Bassett, Tina Turner & Oprah Winfrey
Dan Lindsay is a longtime TT Studio student and dear friend!  Dan and his directing partner TJ Martin have made several incredible documentaries together, including “Undefeated” which won the academy award for best documentary in 2012 for “Best Documentary Feature”
Congrats to Dan!
Available on HBO Max, Hulu and Amazon Prime


 

WATCH

IN & OF ITSELF
Storyteller and Conceptual Magician Derek DelGaudio attempts to understand the illusory nature of identity and answer the deceptively simple question 'Who am I?'
This is a beautiful example of how to transition a moving, provocative and uniquely theatrical experience to the screen.
Director: Frank Oz (Kermit, Miss Piggy & Yoda)
Writer: Derek DelGaudio
Stars: Derek DelGaudio, Hal Schulman & Jason England
Executive Producer: Stephen Colbert
Available on Hulu


WATCH

A TOUCH OF CLASS
Romantic comedy about a pair of clandestine lovers in a London-Spain tryst!  This film and the recommendations that follow all include the actor George Segal who passed last week.  George's work in these films is a strong example of humor, opposites and vulnerability!
Director: Melvin Frank
Writers: Melvin Frank, Jack Rose
Stars: George Segal, Glenda Jackson and Paul Sorvino
Available on Amazon Prime

 

WATCH

WHERE’S POPPA?
When an attorney meets the girl of his dreams, he fears that his batty mother will scare her off, so he schemes to eliminate the senile old woman.
Director: Carl Reiner
Writers: Robert Klane [Screenplay & Novel]
Stars:George Segal, Ruth Gordon & Ron Leibman  

Available on AMAZON

 

WATCH

BLUME IN LOVE
Lawyer Stephen Blume, specialized in divorces, lives a paradoxical situation when, having his own marriage break up, is still in love with his ex-wife.
Director: Paul Mazursky
Writer: Paul Mazursky
Stars: George Segal, Susan Anspach & Kris Kristofferson  
Available on Apple TV, YouTube and Amazon Prime



SEE YOU MARCH 27TH!


New York Professional Actor Training comes to your home next Saturday!

Our International, Intergalactic Acting Jam continues next Saturday, featuring Master Voice & Speech Instructor!

About Shane Ann Younts:
 

Shane Ann has served as Voice Consultant / Dialect Coach for Broadway – Clybourne ParkNewsies, Bonnie & Clyde, Mary Poppins – (Resident Dialect Coach and touring company)Mamma Mia! (Broadway, Las Vegas, and Touring Company), Spamalot, Tarzan, and The Lion King (Broadway and tour), and off-Broadway productions of Storefront Church, StunningTimon of AthensPlatanos and Collard GreensThe Good ThiefDanny and the Deep Blue SeaThe Widow Claire; Edward II and The Duchess of Malfi for Red Bull Theater, Race for Love (directed by Lynne Taylor Corbett), as well as at the Guthrie Theater (A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night – both directed by Joe Dowling, and Antony and Cleopatra – directed by Mark Lamos), The Shakespeare Theatre (Cyrano – directed by Michael Kahn), Ford’s Theatre (The Matchmaker), Paper Mill Playhouse (Christmas CarolNewsies, The Miracle Worker1776, and Steel Magnolias), Westport Country Playhouse (Camelot, Bedroom Farce andRomeo and Juliet), Theatre for a New Audience (The Skin of Our Teeth), Williamstown Festival (The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper),The New York Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park (All’s Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, and Hamlet), The Acting Company (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter ). 

Tours include: The Lion KingLes Mis, Mary Poppins, War Horse, Jekyll & Hyde, The Duck Commander and Newsies. Work at other theaters includes The Drama Department, Second Stage Theatre, The Vineyard Theatre and The Pearl Theatre.  Previously taught at The Public Theater’s Summer Shakespeare Lab, the Juilliard School Drama Division, the Guthrie Experience, the Sedona Shakespeare Institute, and in NYU’s Undergraduate Drama (Classical Studio). She has a B.F.A. in Theatre, from Southern Methodist University.  She received her voice, speech and Shakespeare training with Robert Neff Williams. Additional voice work with Cicely Berry, and Richard Armstrong.  She has studied the Michael Chekhov Technique with Joanna Merlin and Lenard Petit and the Alexander Technique with Kim Jessor and Mona Stiles. 

 

In addition to her Graduate Acting classes, Shane Ann teaches a comprehensive voice, speech and Shakespeare program in Manhattan.  She is the co-creator  (with Louis Scheeder) of the Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App which includes the pronunciation of over 5000 words in Shakespeare’s plays. The app is based on their book, All the Words on Stage:  A Complete Pronunciation Dictionary for the plays of William Shakespeare published by Smith and Kraus.  Shane Ann is included in Marquis Who’s Who in America.

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