February 7, 2021
Major Tom to Ground Control
Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives
"Find the need for every word you say
and every move you make."
Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice & Speech Coach, Paul D'Agostino!
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY by Tracy Letts
Kathryn Schneider & Pippa Winslow
TWO TRAINS RUNNING by August Wilson
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare
“Worst Pies in London” from SWEENEY TODD by Stephen Sondheim and "Whatever Happened to my Part" from SPAMALOT by Eric Idle
THE OFFER by Eric Bogosian
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Here are the latest additions to your video library:
- Coaching Sessions from last Saturday (Jan 30th): "Loose Knit" by Theresa Rebeck; Cold Read Exercise "Mom and Daughter Reunite ("Mom" TV Pilot script)
- Lessons from Tom: from last Saturday (Jan 30th): "Investigate your way to spontaneity"; "Your talent is ins the choices you make"; "Feeling, thought, action"; "Hope vs. Faith"
- Voice & Speech Lessons: from last Saturday (Jan 30th): Andrew Wade "Syllables, Words and Breath Consciousness"
Our most recent Monthly Member Meeting (aka our Fireside Chat) recording will be posted later this week.
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Music This Week
INTRO: "Immigration Man" - Crosby, Stills & Nash and "Immigrant Song" - Led Zeppelin
OUTRO: Lalya - Eric Clapton
Recommended This Week
Mike Nichols - A Life
A magnificent biography of one of the most protean creative forces in American entertainment history, a life of dazzling highs and vertiginous plunges--some of the worst largely unknown until now--by the acclaimed author of Pictures at a Revolution and Five Came Back - Mark Harris.
Available on Amazon in hard copy & Audible
The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Connecticut.
Directed by Todd Field. Written by Todd Field (screenplay), Tom Perrotta (screenplay). Starring Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly & Patrick Wilson
Available on HBO Max, Hulu, YouTube and Amazon Prime
Family Band - The Cowsills
The documentary that tells that story of the real-life family pop group consisting of six kids and their mother that inspired TV's "Partridge Family" - The Cowsills!
Directed by Bill Filipiak & Louise Palanker. Written by Louise Palanker. Starring Bill Cowsill, Bob Cowsill, Richard Cowsill
Available on Amazon Prime & iTunes
The Sound of Music
Toronto-born, legendary actor, Christopher Plummer has died at the age of 91. While the actor starred in dozens of films over the years, he’s perhaps most well-known for his portrayal of Captain von Trapp in the 1965 award-winning film The Sound of Music, which tells the story of a governess (Julie Andrews) who leaves her Austrian covent to care for the von Trapp children.
Available on Disney +, Amazon Prime, Vudu, iTunes
All The Money in the World
Christopher Plummer's movie career spanned eight decades. In All The Money in the World, from 2017, Plummer stars as J. Paul Getty opposite Michelle Williams in a true story about the kidnapping of Getty's grandson. This film is yet another powerful testament to the artistic prowess of this prolific actor.
Available on Hulu, SlingTV, Amazon Prime
SEE YOU JANUARY 13th!
Our International, Intergalactic Acting Jam continues next Saturday! Curious? Book your first FREE class visit below!
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!