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Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives

"Acting is about winning the scene"

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

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The Work



COLD READ EXERCISE
Rosemary Thomas and Adolphus Walker
 


AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by Oscar Wilde

Suzie McCarthy
 


COLD READ EXERCISE
Kathryn Schneider, Gina Sankoe and Brad Thornton
 


HAMLET'S ADVICE TO THE PLAYERS
by William Shakespeare

Stephen Anthony


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Here are the latest additions to your video library from our session on Saturday September 25th:

  • "Lovers and Other Strangers" by Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna Take 2
  • "Mourning Becomes Electra - Homecoming" by Eugene O'Neill Take 2
  • "King Hedley II" by August Wilson
  • "Othello" by William Shakespeare
  • "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams

  • Paul D'Agostino "Releasing Tension to Access Emotion" Voice & Speech Workout

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Music This Week


INTRO:  "Waiting in the Loft", "Cable's End" & "Leaving the City" by Michael Small (Klute's Original Soundtrack)
& "The Addams Family (theme)" performed by Christina Aguilera
OUTRO: "Love Train" by The O'Jays

 

Recommended This Week


WATCH

KLUTE
A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute.
Director: Alan J. Pakula
Writers: Andy Lewis and David E. Lewis
Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, Roy Schneider, Dorothy Tristan, Rita Gam, Nathan George and Vivian Nathan
Available on: The Criterion Collection, Apple TV, Vudu, Amazon Prime TV and YouTube


 

WATCH

THE PARALLAX VIEW
An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the world's headlines.
Director: Alan J. Pakula
Writers: David Giler and Lorenzo Semple Jr.
Starring: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels, Walter McGinn, Hume Cronyn, Kelly Thordsen and Chuck Waters
Available on: The Criterion Collection and Amazon Prime Video


WATCH

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
a 1976 American political biographical drama film about the Watergate scandal, which brought down the presidency of Richard Nixon. Directed by Alan J. Pakula with a screenplay by William Goldman, it is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the two journalists investigating the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post.
Available on: The Criterion Collection, Amazon Prime TV and Hulu


WATCH

THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK
A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay city supervisor.
Director: Rob Epstein
Writers (Narration): Judith Coburn and Carter Wilson
Available on: The Criterion Collection, Vudu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV and YouTube


WATCH

THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK
Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark, NJ, history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters start to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dicki Moltisanti, whose influence over his nephew will help shape the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss, Tony Soprano.
Director: Alan Taylor
Writers: David Chase and Lawrence Konner
Starring: Ray Liotta, Michael Gandolfini, Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga, Joey Diaz, Billy Magnussen, Alessandro Nivola, Gabriella Piazza and David Chase
Available on: HBOMax and in theaters now!

 


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THE CRITERION CHANNEL

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Our international, intergalactic acting jam continues next Saturday featuring Voice & Speech Master Instructor - Andrew Wade!

ABOUT JULIA LENARDON
Julia Lenardon is a professional actor and Voice/Speech/Dialect coach for film, TV and Broadway. She earned her M.F.A in Voice Teaching at York University with Master Voice Teacher, David Smukler and apprenticed at the Canadian National Voice Intensive and at The Denver Center Theatre Company.
As a theater arts educator, Julia has taught at ART/The Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, The National Theater School of Canada, The Banff-Citadel Professional Theatre Training Program, The American Academy of Dramatic Art and the Tom Todoroff Conservatory in NYC!
NYC Theatre coaching includes: Broadway: Associate Voice Coach "Matilda: The Musical"; Off Broadway Associate Voice Coach for "Tamburlaine" at Theatre for a New Audience; English Language coach for international comedian, Gad Elmleh’s production of "O My Gad" at Joe Papp’s Public Theater, Carnegie Hall, two International tours and 2018 Netflix Special; "Indecent", Oslo (Segal Theatre, Montreal); "Mother’s Daughter" (SoulPepper, Toronto).
Recent film/tv dialect coaching includes: Locke & Key, The Umbrella Academy 2; Transplant; X-Men Dark Phoenix and Apocalypse; The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, Cardinal X-Men: Brooklyn, 12 Monkeys, Pacific Rim; Revenge, Immortals, and Assassins' Creed Series (Ubisoft).

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