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The Work


 


COLD READ AUDITION

Rosemary Thomas and Din Thomas


WORK READ
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by Tennessee Williams

Drummond MacDougall


 

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by William Shakespeare

Pippa Winslow



THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
By Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich

Austin Khemraj and Suzie McCarthy


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Here are the latest additions to your video library from our session on Saturday February 5th:

  • Cold Read Audition: "The Dyson Thief" from "'Maid"
  • "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare
  • "Othello" by William Shakespeare
  • "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" by August Wilson
  • "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare

 

  • Julia Lenardon's Voice & Speech Workout

 


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Music This Week


INTRO: "I Love L.A." by Randy Newman and "California Love" by Tupac Shakur

 

 
 
 

OUTRO: "Lose Yourself" by Eminem

 


 


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

FIVE SUMMER STORIES

Calling all surfing enthusiasts!  The culmination of a ten year celebration in celluloid, Greg MacGillivray and Jim Freeman give us five-plus exciting, controversial and beautiful stories about surfing. A perspective that warns of the future while it warms the present.

Director: Greg MacGillivray

Starring: Dru Harrison, Gerry Lopez, David Nuuhiwa, Eddie Aikau and Sam Hawk

Available on: Amazon Prime Video


 

WATCH

BEING THE RICARDOS

Hollywood power couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz face personal and professional obstacles that threaten their careers, their relationship, and their hit television show.

Director: Aaron Sorkin

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jake Lacey and Clark Gregg

Available on: Amazon Prime Video


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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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