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The Work


 

COLD READ AUDITION EXERCISE

Robert Higgins, Ilona Holland, Daniel Greer & Constance Howard


"Romeo & Juliet" by William Shakespeare
Buddy Delgado

 

"Taming Of The Shrew" By William Shakespeare
Carolyn Kennedy

 

“Le Chat Botté - Puss in Boots"
Original Composition by Diana Cantrelle


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Here are the latest additions to your video library from our session on Saturday July 10th:

  • "A Hatful of Rain" by Michael V. Gazzo
  • "The Turning Point" by Arthur Laurents (screenplay)
  • "Something to Offer" film script by 2guns Productions

 

  • "Just compete!"
  • "Acting is not about memory, it's about learning."
  • "Your personalized road map."
  • "Your moment before is in the outer office - not the audition"
  • "First, you need to be able to play yourself."

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Music This Week


INTRO:  "Love Grows" (Where My Rosemary Goes) by Edison Lighthouse
INTRO:  "One Fine Morning" by Lighthouse
OUTRO:  "Love Train" by the O'Jays

 


Recommended This Week


 

WATCH

REDS

American journalist John Reed journeys to Russia to document the Boleshevik Revolution and returns a revolutionary. His fervor for left-wing politics leads him to Louise Bryant, then married, who will become a feminist icon and activist. Politics at home become more complicated as the rift grows between reality and Reed's ideals. Bryant takes up with a cynical playwright, and Reed returns to Russia, where his health declines.
Director: Warren Beatty
Starring: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson,
Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski

Available on: Amazon Prime, HULU (Premium) Youtube


 

WATCH

SIR, NO SIR

In this documentary, celebrities such as Jane Fonda join their voices with veterans and soldiers to recount the largely suppressed antiwar movement that occurred within the United States military over the course of the Vietnam War. Using archival news footage and contemporary interviews with Vietnam veterans, the film discusses the G.I.s' growing distrust of the war and details the U.S. Army's swift, severe and often secret response to the expression of antiwar sentiments within its ranks.

Director: David Zeiger

Available on Netflix, Apple TV, Vudu, Youtube and Amazon Prime


WATCH

THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE

An American writer, Sam Dalmas, is living in Rome with his girlfriend, Julia. While visiting an art gallery, Sam witnesses an unsuccessful murder attempt by a mysterious figure. As the assailant is believed to be an infamous serial killer, Sam quickly becomes a key witness in the ongoing police investigation. After he begins searching for clues that may help him identify the killer, Sam discovers that he may be the next intended victim.

Director: Dario Argento
Starring: Suzy Kendall, Tony Musante and Dario Argento

Available on: Amazon Prime, Pluto TV and Sling TV


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Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Speaker Academy & Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker, Dan Lindsay




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Join us next Saturday to work with Tom Todoroff and Guest Artist Voice & Speech Master Teacher - Paul D'Agostino!

PAUL D'AGOSTINO

Paul D’Agostino joined the faculty of Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2014, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Theater, specializing in voice & speech and The Alexander Technique. Trained by and designated to teach The Linklater Method (also known as “Freeing the Natural Voice”) by world-renowned voice pedagogue and theater artist Kristin Linklater, he has also served on the faculties of Emerson College, Gordon College, Shakespeare & Company, and Boston University – where he taught for the Boston University Summer Theatre Institute for seven years. Since 2013, D’Agostino has been the resident voice instructor for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, which has afforded him the opportunity to teach in the Summer Apprentice Program, coach mainstage actors, and offer workshops on the intersection of actor training and public speaking for M.B.A. candidates at Babson College. A longtime member of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, he ran the youth training program Riotous Youth (2011-2012), taught in the Month-long Intensive (2020), and acted in numerous productions on the main stage and on tour. He’s also facilitated workshops at Brandeis University, Boston Arts Academy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Extension School, Wheelock Family Theatre, the Tom Todoroff Acting Studio, and the ReachArts Center in Swampscott, Massachusetts.

His acting credits include work with acclaimed director Irina Brook, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Hanover Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Gloucester Stage Company, The Devanaughn Theatre, and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.

D'Agostino holds an M.F.A. in Theater Education (with a concentration in voice and speech) from Boston University, an M.M. in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory, and a B.A. in theater arts from Gordon College. Additional training includes seminars on vocal health and rehabilitation at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; extensive study at Shakespeare & Company with Kevin Coleman, Tina Packer, and Dennis Krausnick; Alexander Technique with Debra Adams, Jamee Culbertson, Tommy Thompson, Bob Lada, and Betsy Polatin; and Linklater apprenticeship under master teacher Paula Langton at Boston University. In 2019, he graduated from The Boston Conservatory Alexander Technique Teacher Training Course — a three-year, 1600-hour teacher training program.

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