March 21, 2021
Major Tom to Ground Control
Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives
"Careers are made of close-ups!"
Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice & Speech Coach, Anne Burk!
THE WOMEN by Clare Boothe Luce
Donna-Lisa Otto and Krissy Richmond
"The Worst Pies in London"
from SWEENEY TODD
by Stephen Sondheim
COLD READ AUDITION
Robert Higgins, Kathryn Schneider, Sylvia Stewart and Shawn Sebastian Naar
A SLIGHT ACHE by Harold Pinter
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Here are the latest additions to your video library:
Coaching Sessions from last Saturday (March 13th): "Cold Read Exercise - Sonoma Kush"; "Death of a Salesman with Mark and Will"; "Crimes of the Heart with Deanna"
- Lessons from Tom: from last Saturday (March 13th): "Full Self-Expression"; "Destinations = Relaxation"; "The Character's Ethics vs. Your Ethics"; "Your First Date with the Text"
- Voice & Speech Lessons: from last Saturday (March 13th): Patrick Mulryan's Voice & Speech Workout
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Music This Week
INTRO: "Love's In Need Of Love Today" from Stevie Wonder's album "Songs in the Key of Life"
OUTRO: "Spring" from Antonio Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"
Recommended This Week
"William Kunstler: Disturbing The Universe"
William Kunstler was one of the most famous lawyers of the 20th century. The New York Times called him "the most hated and most loved lawyer in America." His clients included Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Phillip and Daniel Berrigan, Abbie Hoffman, H. Rap Brown, Stokely Carmichael, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Leonard Peltier.
In the documentary Disturbing the Universe, filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore their father's life, from middle-class family man, to movement lawyer, to "the most hated lawyer in America."
Directed by Emily Kunstler & Sarah Kunstler
Starring: Herman Badillo, Harry Belafonte & Clyde Bellecourt
We recommend watching this documentary as a companion to "The Trial of the Chicago 7" which features Mark Rylance playing William Kunstler!
Available on Amazon Prime
"The Trial of the Chicago 7"
The story of seven people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
Directed and Written by: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Rylance, Frank Langella, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton
Available on Amazon Prime
A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.
Directed by: Florian Zeller.
Written by: Christopher Hampton (screenplay) & Florian Zeller (play & screenplay)
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman & Mark Gatiss
Available in Theaters
Mohamedou Ould Slahi fights for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years.
Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Written by: Michael Bronner (screenplay), Rory Haines (screenplay)
Starring: Tahar Rahim, Nouhe Hamady Bari & Saadna Hamoud
Available in Theaters
SEE YOU MARCH 27TH!
New York Professional Actor Training comes to your home next Saturday!
Our International, Intergalactic Acting Jam continues next Saturday, featuring Master Voice & Speech Teacher:
Andrew Wade was head of Voice at the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1990-2003. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1987 as Assistant Voice Director to Cicely Berry, where he oversaw all of the voice work for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre.
In conjunction with Cicely Berry, Mr. Wade recorded WORKING SHAKESPEARE: RSC MEETS USA (a broadcast series) produced and directed by Tom Todoroff, featuring Jeremy Irons, Emily Watson, Lindsay Duncan, Toby Stephens and other members of the Royal Shakespeare Company with US actors: Helen Hunt, Samuel L. Jackson, Claire Danes, Blythe Danner, Robert Sean Leonard, Cherry Jones, Victor Garber, Diane Venora, Tony Goldwyn and others.
Mr. Wade also served as voice consultant on the Oscar-winning film SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, coached Courtney Love as Lady Macbeth, worked on the musical LORD OF THE RINGS among numerous other films, TV series and theater productions. Most recently, Andrew oversaw voice & speech for the Broadway productions of MATILDA and HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD.
Mr. Wade continues to work all over the world in a freelance capacity, as well as teaching at The Juilliard School, the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and the Tom Todoroff Conservatory in NYC.
And now YOU have the chance to learn from this incredible artist and coach without even leaving home!
Join us on Saturday to study with
Andrew Wade and Tom Todoroff!
The Guidepost Card Set
These beautiful cards were created by NYC Studio Director, Mark Guerette. An excellent way to learn and swiftly and joyfully integrate all elements of the Todoroff Technique!