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

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

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The Work


"THE WOMEN"

by Clare Boothe Luce, Anita Loos & Jane Muffin

Carolyn Kennedy and Pippa Winslow
 

"TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA"

by William Shakespeare

Sarah Talbot
 

Cold Read Audition

Louis Courage and Alicia Payne
 

Cold Read Audition

Robert Higgins and Yan Xi


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Here are the latest additions to your video library:

  • Monthly Member Meeting - January 2021
  • Coaching Sessions from December 19th, 26th and January 2nd: "People, Places & Things" by Duncan MacMillan; "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen; "American Dream" by Edward Albee; "Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music" by Lee Blessing; "Stevie" by Hugh Whitemore; "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams"; "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams"; "Cold Read Exercise - Lucky"
  • Lessons from Tom: from December 19th, 26th and January 2nd: "Ask and fight for what you want"; "Creating Architecture - a look at Treplev's monologue from The Seagull"; "Acting (and life) is a contact sport"; "On Guidepost 8 - Importance" - and more!
  • Text Detective Exercise:  "Laughing Wild" by Christopher Durang

 

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Music This Week


 


Recommended This Week


WATCH

CITIZEN KANE

When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud."

Available on HBO and Amazon Prime Video


 

WATCH

"THE BLACK GODFATHER"

Who is the Black Godfather? Witness the exceptional and unlikely rise of Clarence Avant, a music executive who influenced legends such as Bill Withers, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones, Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron, Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and so many more.

Available on Netflix


WATCH

DR. NO

n the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 (Sean Connery) battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress), to confront a megalomaniacal villain in his massive island headquarters.

Available on Amazon Prime, Youtube and Vudu


WATCH

THE CRITERION CHANNEL

Calling all cinephiles!  The Criterion Collection's streaming service The Criterion Channel has debuted with hundreds of classic and influential art films.  This is the most comprehensive and accessible library of cinematic history we've ever seen.

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New York Professional Actor Training comes to your home next Saturday!
Your First Class is Free!

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

Anne Burk is a professional voice and coach specializing in dialect/accent acquisition and modification. She is a Credentialed Fitzmaurice Voicework Practitioner, but also implements Linklater, Lessac, and Hart methodologies in her voice work.
Her private clients are series regulars on ABC, AMC, BBC TV/Radio, BET, CW, Disney, HBO, History Channel, Netflix, Showtime, SYFY, and Telemundo.

Some of her awards include: the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Awards for Acting and Directing, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Gold Medal Certification in Acting, and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music - Royal Academy of Music SingingCertification.

Anne received her BA from SJSU and MFA from UCLA. She also completed additional professional training at East 15 Acting School (London,) British American Drama Academy (Balliol College, Oxford,) Royal National Program (London,) Gaiety School of Acting/Trinity College (Dublin,) and received a BTEC in Performing Arts at Oldham College and Polytechnic (Manchester.) Anne is currently a professor at USC, the lead coordinator, instructor, and show coach for all Voice Production and Speech work at AMDA LA and has worked with the Tom Todoroff Studio for over a decade!

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