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Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice & Speech Coach, Paul D'Agostino!

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The Work


 


COLD READ AUDITION

Carolyn Kennedy and Emmitt Butler


TAMING OF THE SHREW
by William Shakespeare

Gina Beretta



BEYOND THERAPY
by Christopher Durang

Rosemary Thomas and Kevin Copps



I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER
by Robert Anderson

Brad Thornton and Pippa Winslow


MACBETH
by William Shakespeare

Sam Rubin


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

  • Cold Read Exercise "E.R. - Hypothetically"
  • "Little Foxes" by Lillian Hellman
  • "Romeo & Juliet" by William Shakespeare
  • "500 Days of Summer" by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber
  • "Hamlet's Advice to the Players" from "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare

 

  • Paul D'Agostino's Voice & Speech Workout

 


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Music This Week


INTRO: "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" Meatloaf & Ellen Foley
OUTRO: "You're all I need to get by" by Aretha Franklin

 

 


Recommended This Week


In honor of Meat Loaf

WATCH

LEAP OF FAITH
Fake faith healer Jonas Nightingale is stranded in a small town where he finds he can't fool all of the people all of the time.

Director: Richard Pearce
Writer: Janus Cercone
With Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Meat Loaf, Liam Neeson, Lukas Haas, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lolita Davidovich

Available on: YouTube, Amazon Prime and Apple TV


Want to be part of film history?
Study it.


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.


 


SEE YOU SATURDAY JAN 29TH!


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


 

Our international, intergalactic acting jam continues next weekend featuring Voice & Speech Expert -  Patrick Mulryan!

ABOUT PATRICK!

Patrick Mulryan is an actor, director and teacher based in New York City.  He is a Core Faculty member (Voice & Speech) at the Tom Todoroff Conservatory in New York City. He is also on faculty at Brooklyn College MFA Acting Program and LIU BFA Program with The New Group. Patrick has also been a frequent guest lecturer on Voice & Speech at Pace, SUNY Purchase and Fordham. He developed work with Tectonic Theater Project, TFANA, Fiasco, Lark, New Georges and at the O'Neill Center (NMTC).


As an actor, Patrick appeared in Fiasco Theater's acclaimed production of Into The Woods Off-Broadway at Roundabout Theatre in NYC (Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival) as well as the Menier Chocolate Factory in London and on the national tour (L.A. Drama Critics Award). Other performances include: Fiasco's Cymbeline (Barrow Street, TFANA); Bum Philips: All-American Opera (La MaMa); As You Like It (Happy Few Theatre Company, NYIT Award Nomination); Fiasco's Into The Woods (McCarter, Old Globe); Cabaret and Importance of Being Earnest (Trinity Rep); Chain of Fools (Guthrie). As a director, Patrick's productions have premiered throughout New York City and the Edinburgh Theatre Festival in Scotland.

Patrick received his MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep and completed additional training at Moscow Art Theatre and The Guthrie. Patrick is a member of The Actors Center resident company, the National Alliance of Acting Teachers and Voice and Speech Teachers Association (VASTA).

 

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