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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!

What's the Saturday Workshop?

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The Work


 


COLD READ
Pippa Winslow, Jaedon Rio, Sylvia Stewart and Hasani Freeman


 

WORK READ:
"Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller; "Savage in Limbo" and "Beggars in the House of Plenty" by John Patrick Shanley

Matthew Mueller

 

"King Lear" By William Shakespeare
Austin Khemraj

 

"Poker and the Declaration of the Rights of Man”
by Jesse Kellerman

Daniel Greer

 

"Suburbia" by Eric Bogosian
Kevin Figueroa


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Here are the latest additions to your video library:

  • Coaching Sessions from Saturday May 15th & May 29th: "Ivanov" by Anton Chekhov; Cold Read Exercise "Third Wheel"; "Cold Read Exercise 'Shelby & Winston Diner"
  • Lessons from Tom from Saturday May 29th: "Life is an improvisation - go for it!"; "Acting is primarily vocal"; "Treat auditions like you've booked the job and it's your third day on set"; "Impatience kills craft & career"; "The only training is theatrical"
  • Voice & Speech Lessons from Saturday May 29th: Pre-Performance Voice Workout with Rachael Warren
  • Tech Tips:  Membership Dashboard Overview If you missed our recent overview of your Saturday Workshop Membership Dashboard, then check out this video in 'Tech Tips'!

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Music This Week


INTRO: "L.A. Woman" By The Doors
OUTRO: "Hollywood Swinging" by Kool & The Gang
 


Recommended This Week


WATCH

MULHOLLAND DRIVE

A dark-haired woman (Laura Elena Harring) is left amnesiac after a car crash. She wanders the streets of Los Angeles in a daze before taking refuge in an apartment. There she is discovered by Betty (Naomi Watts), a wholesome Midwestern blonde who has come to the City of Angels seeking fame as an actress. Together, the two attempt to solve the mystery of Rita's true identity. The story is set in a dream-like Los Angeles, spoilt neither by traffic jams nor smog.

Director: David Lynch

Starring: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux and Robert Forster

Available on HBOMax, YouTube, Amazon Prime, and Hulu


 

WATCH

PAVAROTTI

Featuring never-before-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews, filmmaker Ron Howard examines the life and career of famed Italian opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti.
This documentary includes footage from a PBS Master Class with Pavarotti in January 1979 at Juilliard - Tom was in the audience!  It was his first year in New York City.

Director: Ron Howard
Producers: Brian GrazerRon HowardNigel SinclairMichael RosenbergJeanne Elfant Festa

Available on Showtime, Hulu (Premium) Amazon Prime(Premium), YouTube and SlingTV


WATCH

HALSTON

The life and work of fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick, known simply as Halston, who dominated the fashion scene in the 1970s. During the Wall Street era, Halston was forced to take risks in order to protect his clothing empire.
This is a career-defining performance for Ewan McGregor!

Director: Daniel Minahan
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Bill Pullman, Rebecca Dayan, Rory Culkin, and Krysta Rodriguez

Available on Netflix


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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.

 


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PROGRAM DATES:  JULY 26TH - AUGUST 1ST

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Auditions are now open!

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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 Andrew Wade!  

ABOUT ANDREW WADE

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 trained at the Rose Bruford College, the Arts Educational School, and served as Head of Voice at East 15. Mr. Wade was Verse Consultant on the film SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. He also coached Courtney Love for the role of Lady Macbeth, and worked on the musical LORD OF THE RINGS. Since leaving the RSC, Mr. Wade has continued to work all over the world in a freelance capacity. He teaches at The Juilliard School, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and at the Tom Todoroff Conservatory. Mr. Wade also coaches voice & speech extensively for Broadway and West End productions including, most recently, MATHILDA: THE MUSICAL and HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. Mr. Wade’s West End Credits include: LA TRAVIATA, DONKEYS’ YEAR, and BOEING-BOEING.

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!

 

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