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

"Gotta feel it to heal it!"

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


 
"Mourning Becomes Electra - Homecoming" by Eugene O’Neill
Gaia Visner and Pippa Winslow


 


"King Hedley II" by August Wilson
Din Thomas
 

 

"Lovers and Other Strangers"
by Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna

Austin Khemraj
 

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
by William Shakespeare

Kelli Dougal


"A Streetcar Named Desire"
by Tennessee Williams

Christina Filippidis


"Othello"
by William Shakespeare

Carole B. Thomas


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Here are the latest additions to your video library from our session on Saturday August 14th:

  • Cold Read Exercise "Veganism"
  • "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" by Jane Wagner
  • "The Book of Liz" by David & Amy Sedaris
  • Guest Speaker, Fred Plantzer, NYC Tour Guide on his 9/11 experience
     

  • Find the universal in the stories you tell
  • Your portfolio of (at least) 6 monologues
  • Always take care of your audience
     

 

  • Rachael Warren "Preparing for a show" Voice & Speech Workout

 


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Music This Week


INTRO:  "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day
& "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire
OUTRO: "Lady Marmalade" by Patti LaBelle


Happy Birthday This Week


 


Recommended This Week


WATCH

"Breaking Away"
A working-class Indiana teen, obsessed with the Italian cycling team, vies for the affections of a college girl while searching for life goals with his friends.  The 1979 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Director: Peter Yates
Writer: Steve Tesich
Stars: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid & Daniel Stern
Available on: Hulu, Amazon, YouTube & AppleTV


 

WATCH

"The Eyes Of Tammy Faye"
An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.
Director: Michael Showalter
Writers: Abe Sylvia, Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato
Stars: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield & Cherry Jones
Available on: HBOMax & Amazon Prime Video


READ

Rock Me on the Water: 1974-The Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics
In this exceptional cultural history, Atlantic Senior Editor Ronald Brownstein—"one of America's best political journalists" (The Economist)—tells the kaleidoscopic story of one monumental year that marked the city of Los Angeles’ creative peak, a glittering moment when popular culture was ahead of politics in predicting what America would become.
Available on: Amazon, Kindle & Audible


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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 2ND!


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

Our international, intergalactic acting jam continues next Saturday featuring Voice & Speech Master 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.
 

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