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Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives

"First, foremost and finally - you are professional storytellers!"

Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice & Speech Coach, Mary Lou Rosato!

 

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The Work


COLD READ AUDITION
Ramsey Zeitouneh and Buddy Delgado



"HAMLET"
(Gertrude's speech)
by William Shakespeare

Donna-Lisa Otto

 


COLD READ AUDITION
Alicia Payne and Din Thomas

 


"JUMP/CUT"
by Neena Beber

Melissa Ford
 


"TITUS ANDRONICUS"
by William Shakespeare

Rosemary Thomas


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Here are the latest additions to your video library from our session on Saturday October 9th:

  • Cold Read Exercise "Cassette Recording"
  • Cold Read Exercise "Hamlet's Advice to the Players"
  • "The Way of the World" by William Congreve
  • "DMV Tyrant" by Christopher Durang

  • Julia Lenardon's Facial, Neck and Shoulder Tension Voice & Speech Workout

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Music This Week


INTRO:  "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow and "California Love" by Tupac Shakur
OUTRO: "Smooth Operator" by Sade

 

Recommended This Week


WATCH

VERTIGO
An ex-police officer who suffers from an intense fear of heights is hired to prevent an old friend's wife from committing suicide, but all is not as it seems.  Watch this film and be inspired by the way Hitchcock uses "Viewpoints" to tell a story!
Director:  Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Kim Novak, James Stewart, Barbara Bel Geddes
Available On: Sling TV(Premium subscription), fuboTV, Amazon Prime
Video, Showtime, AppleTV, Vudu, YouTube and Hulu (premium subscriptions)


 

WATCH

PIZZA: A LOVE STORY
Pizza, A Love Story will take us on a journey which began in 1925 with the pies that would change the world. Talks with the families, the employees, and especially the fans (both famous and unknown) who'll wait in line for hours for a taste.
Director: Gorman Bechard
With: Michael Bolton, David Portnoy, Lyle Lovett, Jim Koplik and Chris Murphy
Available On: Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and Tubi


Want to be part of film history?
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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.



SEE YOU OCTOBER 16TH!


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

Our international, intergalactic acting jam continues next Saturday featuring Voice & Speech Master Instructor - Patrick Mulryan!
 

ABOUT PATRICK MULRYAN

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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