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The Work


BOY'S LIFE -  by Howard Korder
Jaedon Rio

 


COLD READ AUDITION EXERCISE
Louis Courage, Kathryn Schneider & Daniel Greer

 


COLD READ AUDITION
Lars Classington, Christina Childress & Mathew Mueller


 


SUBURBIA by Eric Bogosian
Kevin Figueroa

 


COLD READ AUDITION

Adolphus Walker, Moneen Daley, Ken Belsky & Diana Cantrelle

 


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  • Lessons from Tom from Saturday (May 1st):  "Personalizing the Text: My Feelings + My Imagination"; "Your choices must be justified by the script"; "Acting Raises Your Level of Consciousness"

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Music This Week


INTRO: "Everybody's Talkin' At Me" and "Coconut Down" by Harry Nilsson
OUTRO: "Get Down Tonight" by KC and the Sunshine band
 


Recommended This Week


WATCH

MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)

A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York City to seek personal fortune, finding a new friend in the process.
Director: John Schlesinger
Writers: Waldo Salt (screenplay), based on the novel by James Leo Herlihy
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles

Available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes and AppleTV


 

WATCH

CASTING BY

The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.

Director: Tom Donahue

Stars: Marion Dougherty, Juliet Taylor, Deborah Aquila, Risa Bramon Garcia, Ellen Chenoweth

Available on Amazon, iTunes, AppleTV & YouTube


READ/LISTEN

SHOOTING MIDNIGHT COWBOY by Glenn Frankel

A history of the controversial Oscar-winning film that signaled a dramatic shift in American popular culture.
The director John Schlesinger’s Darling was nominated for five Academy Awards and introduced the world to the transcendently talented Julie Christie. Suddenly the toast of Hollywood, Schlesinger used his newfound clout to film an expensive Eastmancolor adaptation of Far from the Madding Crowd.
Expectations were huge, making the movie’s complete critical and commercial failure even more devastating, and Schlesinger suddenly found himself persona non grata in the Hollywood circles he had hoped to join.

Available on Amazon, Kindle & Audible


WATCH

THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY

The Crime of the Century, an HBO original documentary from Alex Gibney, exposes the billions of dollars gained and thousands of lives lost due to the opioid crisis. This is a two-part HBO original documentary.

Available on HBO Max


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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.

 


Auditions are now open!


 


 


Congratulations, Ensemble VIII!


 

WATCH

Conservatory Ensemble VIII Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Speaker Academy & Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker, Dan Lindsay



SEE YOU MAY 22ND!


New York Professional Actor Training comes to your home next Saturday!

Our International, Intergalactic Acting Jam continues next Saturday, featuring Master Voice & Speech Instructor Miriam Silverman!  

ABOUT MIRIAM SILVERMAN

Miriam Silverman is a Voice and Speech Teacher and Core Faculty member at the Tom Todoroff Acting Conservatory as well as a working actor in New York City.

Most recently, she recently starred in the Broadway premiere of JUNK by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Ayad Akhtar at Lincoln Center, the Off-Broadway premiere of ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE by Alice Birch at the Atlantic Theatre Company, and the premiere of a new play by Ethan Coen (of the Coen Brothers) called "A Play Is A Poem" at the Mark Taper Forum in L.A.

Miriam was previously nominated for a Drama Desk award for her work in FINKS. Miriam completed her MFA in Acting at the Brown/Trinity Consortium. Recent credits with the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC include the world premiere of David Ives’ adaptation of THE LIAR (directed by Michael Kahn); AS YOU LIKE IT (directed by Maria Aitken); and THE DOG IN THE MANGER (directed by Jonathan Munby for which Miriam received a 2009 Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress). Other credits include: HAMLET (NYSF/Public Theater, directed by Oskar Eustis); THE LOVE COURSE (Acorn Theater with Harris Yulin and Maria Tucci); Soveig in PEER GYNT (world premiere adaptation by Robert Bly starring Mark Rylance and directed by Tim Carroll); Hennie in Arena Stage’s production of AWAKE AND SING! (directed by Arena Stage’s founder Zelda Fichandler); THE CALAMITY OF KAT KAT AND WILLIE (directed by Consortium grad Heath Cullens, written by consortium grad Emily Young) and the world premiere of BONE PORTAITS by Brown MFA Playwright Deborah Stein (EST/Stillpoint); AS YOU LIKE IT (Folger Theatre); and SYNCOPATION (Triad Stage). Trinity Rep credits include the world premiere of Laura Schellhardt’s SHAPESHIFTER, SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER (Catherine), THE SEAGULL (Nina), THE HENRIAD (Poins, Douglas, MacMorris), THE BUZ’GEM BLUES (Summer), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Titania), THE GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Julia), SONG OF INNOCENCE, SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, ANNIE, and PETER PAN.  


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