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The Work


 


COLD READ AUDITION

Sandy Lynch and Sophie Rivers

 



ROMEO AND JULIET
by William Shakespeare

Pippa Winslow & Laura Whiteley


JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE
by August Wilson

Danielle Johnson



A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
By William Shakespeare

Amanda Gallace & Austin Khemraj
 


WORK READ:

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

by William Shakespeare

OTHELLO

by William Shakespeare

RICHARD III

by William Shakespeare

Carolyn Kennedy


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Here are the latest additions to your video library from our session on Saturday January 8th:

  • "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov
  • "All's Well That Ends Well" by William Shakespeare
  • Cold Read Audition Exercise - "Homecoming - Job Interview"
  • "Steal Away" (Based on Andrew Ward's book Dark Midnight When I Rise)
  • "Ivanov" by Anton Chekhov
  • "Macbeth" Act II, Scene I by William Shakespeare

 

  • "Options for Building Your Own Vocal Warm-Up" - Voice & Speech Workout by Patrick Mulryan

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  • Monthly Member Meeting (aka "Fireside Chat") from February 3rd, 2022

 


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Music This Week


INTRO: "Buona Sera" Louis Prima and "Mambo Italiano" Rosemary Clooney

 

 
 
 

OUTRO: "Tutta La Vita" by Lucio Dalla
 


 


Recommended This Week


Our recommendations this week honor the iconic Italian Director, Lina Wertmüller, who we sadly lost in December 2021.  She changed the landscape of Cinematography, first in Italy, and then the world.  She was an early apprentice of Federico Fellini and a pioneer for female film directors.  Read more about her life and work in her New York Times obituary, then watch her films!

 

 

 

WATCH

Lina Wertmüller Documentary
It is a musical portrait that shines a spotlight on unknown aspects of the creative, visionary and groundbreaking talent of filmmaker and writer, Lina Wertmüller.

Director: Valerio Ruiz
Writer: Valerio Ruiz
Stars: Lina Wertmüller, John Simon, Massimo Wertmüller

Available on: Amazon Prime and Apple TV


 

WATCH

THE SEDUCTION OF MIMI

Mimí, forced to leave his family in Sicily, finds a job in a factory in Turin, where he gets involved in an extramarital affair.

Director: Lina Wertmüller

Writer: Lina Wertmüller(screenplay)

Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato & Agostina Belli

 

Available on: Amazon Prime, YouTube and Apple TV


 

WATCH

SEVEN BEAUTIES

The defense of honor, a strong value in Neapolitan society, and its effects on the life of everyman Pasquale Frafuso.

Director: Lina Wertmüller
Writer: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Fernando Rey & Shirley Stoler

Available on: Amazon Prime, YouTube and Apple TV


 

WATCH

SWEPT AWAY

A trip into the Mediterranean sea becomes a trip into the discovery of how society's frameworks of the rich and poor are delicate and temporary.

Director: Lina Wertmüller
Writer: Lina Wertmüller
Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Mariangela Melato, Riccardo Salvino

Available on: Amazon Prime, YouTube and Apple TV


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Ongoing Recommendation:

THE CRITERION CHANNEL

We continually recommend this subscription service because it will give you access to an unparalleled library of films, from the the most obscure, unusual independent movies to the great classics of cinema history! Enjoy curated selections based on shared themes, actors or directors.  An incredible resource for any cinephile or student of storytelling.


 


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Our international, intergalactic acting jam continues next Saturday - see you there!


 

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