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Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice & Speech Coach, Paul D'Agostino!

What's the Saturday Workshop?

This month, come visit a class as our guest!
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REMINDER: Due to the holidays, our Workshop will meet on Sunday December 26th and January 2nd!

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The Work



By Christopher Durang

Kevin Copps & Rosemary Thomas



by Allison Schroeder & Theodore Melfie

Mari Hayes



Ramsey Zeitouneh & Hillary Mazer



by Clifford Odets

Austin Khemraj & Kelli Dougal


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Here are the latest additions to your video library from our session on Saturday December 11th:

  • Cold Read Exercise - "Hannah and Her Sisters"
  • "Promising Young Woman" by Emerald Fennell
  • "The Diary of Anne Frank" by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
  • "Ivanov" by Anton Chekhov


  • Patrick Mulryan's "Maintaining a Fully Present Body" Voice & Speech Workout

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Music This Week

INTRO:  "Walk Away" by The James Gang and "Let Me Roll It" by Paul McCartney & Wings



OUTRO: "Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms


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Recommended This Week


Alana Kane and Gary Valentine grow up, run around and fall in love in California's San Fernando Valley in the 1970's.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn, Jon Peters, Benny Safdie, Tom Waits, Skyler Gisondo, Maya Rudolph, Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Zoe McLane
Available: Only in Theatres



In the San Fernando Valley in 1977, teenage busboy Eddie Adam gets discovered by porn director Jack Horner, who transforms him into adult film sensation Dirk Diggler. Brought into a supportive group of friends, including fellow actors Amber Waves, Rollergirl and Reed Rothchild, Dirk fulfills all his ambitions, but a toxic combination of drugs and egotisms threatens to take him back down.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, Julianne Moore, Heather Graham, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Don Cheadle, Alfred Molina, Thomas Jane and Burt Reynolds
Available on: Hulu (Premium subscription), Sling TV, fuboTV, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Vudu and Apple TV

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New York Professional Actor Training comes to your home next week!  We'll meet on Sunday Dec 26th due to the holiday!

Our international, intergalactic acting jam continues next weekend featuring Voice & Speech Expert - Rachael!


Rachael Warren is on the faculty of the Brown / Trinity Rep MFA Programs and is a graduate of the A.R.T Institute at Harvard.  She is also a longtime member of the highly esteemed Trinity Repertory Company.
Rachael started at Trinity Rep in the 1999-2000 season playing Eliza in My Fair Lady and has been a company member since 2002. Other highlights at Trinity Rep include Tilly, Melancholy Play: a chamber musical; Mother, Ragtime; Mr. Darcy & Mr. Wickham, Pride & Prejudice; The Voice of the Plant, Little Shop of Horrors; Nancy, Oliver!; Sally, Cabaret; Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Warrior One, Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage; Betsy/ Lindsey, Clybourne Park; Ophelia, Hamlet; Rebecca, The Long Christmas Ride Home; Sabina, The Skin of Our Teeth; Mary, A Dublin Carol; Isobel, The Secret Rapture; and Mary Warren, The Crucible. Ms. Warren was a company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for two seasons playing The Baker’s Wife, Into the Woods; Eliza, My Fair Lady; and Muriel Humphrey/Pat Nixon and others in the world premiere of The Great Society. She toured nationally with The Who’s TOMMY, Chess, and Company, and has also performed at The Wilbury Theatre Group (Big Alison, FUN HOME), Hartford Stage, American Repertory Theatre (Bacchae, Antigone, The Doctor’s Dilemma), Williamstown Theatre Festival (Tonight at 8:30, Princess Turandot), Goodspeed Opera (Great Expectations), Wallis Annenberg Center, Virginia Stage, Cleveland Play House (Aldonza, Man of La Mancha), and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. She has been the Voice and Acting Coordinator for Trinity Rep’s Young Actors Summer Institute since 2007.

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