March 28, 2021
Major Tom to Ground Control
Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives
"Head + Heart + Hips = Major Chord"
Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice & Speech Coach, Andrew Wade!
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ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION by John Patrick Stanley
Gaia Visnar and Matthew Mueller
COLD READ AUDITION
Robinette Dorsey, Christina Childress,
P Lynn Johnson and Sandy Lynch
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI
THE SEAGULL By Anton Chekhov
João Pedro Pinho
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Here are the latest additions to your video library:
Coaching Sessions from last Saturday (March 20th): "The Women" by Clare Boothe Luce; Cold Read Exercise "You're an Oxymoron"
- Lessons from Tom: from last Saturday (March 20th): "Eyeline & Relationship to everything"; "Be eager to be seen and heard -Share yourself!"; "Vocal blocks are emotional blocks"; "I'm struggling with my lines - what can I do?"
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Fireside Chat April 1st!
Saturday Workshop Members!
Our monthly Fireside Chat is coming up this THURSDAY APRIL 1ST at 5:00pm EST!
Enrolled members of the Saturday Workshop, you may RSVP below and include a question or discussion topic you'd like us to cover during this dedicated Q&A time for you!
Please note - the Fireside Chat will run 60 - 90 minutes. We'll cover as many questions as our time together allows!
Music This Week
INTRO: "It Won't Be Long"; "All I've Got To Do"; "All My Loving" The Beatles
OUTRO: "Fight The Power, Pts 1 & 2" The Isley Brothers
Recommended This Week
Tricky Dick is a four-part CNN Original Series, produced by Left/Right, that explores Richard Nixon's life and times; tracking his rise, fall, incredible comeback and political destruction. From his early political career in California, to the game-changing Kennedy-Nixon debates through his disgraceful Watergate exit, this fully archive-based series will feature never-before-seen footage and offer viewers fresh insight into an unbelievable story.
Available on HBOMax and YouTube TV
A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
Directed by: Lee Isaac Chung
Starring: Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Youn Yuh-jung, and Will Patton.
Available in Theaters and on YouTube, Amazon Prime and Vudu
Fifteen-year-old Connie (Laura Dern) spends the summer before her sophomore year fixating on getting male attention. While her mother, Katherine (Mary Kay Place), nags her about painting the house and favors her older sister, Connie spends her days going to the mall with her friends. One day, while the rest of her family is having a barbeque, Connie is confronted at home by a handsome, dangerous stranger, Arnold Friend (Treat Williams), who has been watching her.
Directed by: Joyce Chopra
Screenplay by: Tom Cole
Based on short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? By Joyce Carol Oates
Available in DVD/Blu Ray formats on AMAZON
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
History professor George and his boozy wife, Martha, return late one Saturday night from a cocktail party at the home of the college president, Martha's father. Martha announces that she invited another couple, newly appointed instructor Nick and his timid wife, Honey, over for a nightcap. When the younger couple arrive, the night erupts into a no-holds-barred torrent of marital angst and verbal tirades.
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Starring: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, George Segal and Sandy Dennis
SEE YOU MARCH 27TH!
New York Professional Actor Training comes to your home next Saturday!
Our International, Intergalactic Acting Jam continues next Saturday, featuring Master Voice & Speech Teacher:
Rachael Warren is on the faculty of the Brown / Trinity Rep MFA Programs and is a graduate of the A.R.T Institute at Harvard. She is also a longtime member of the highly esteemed Trinity Repertory Company.
Rachael started at Trinity Rep in the 1999-2000 season playing Eliza in My Fair Lady and has been a company member since 2002. Other highlights at Trinity Rep include Tilly, Melancholy Play: a chamber musical; Mother, Ragtime; Mr. Darcy & Mr. Wickham, Pride & Prejudice; The Voice of the Plant, Little Shop of Horrors; Nancy, Oliver!; Sally, Cabaret; Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Warrior One, Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage; Betsy/ Lindsey, Clybourne Park; Ophelia, Hamlet; Rebecca, The Long Christmas Ride Home; Sabina, The Skin of Our Teeth; Mary, A Dublin Carol; Isobel, The Secret Rapture; and Mary Warren, The Crucible. Ms. Warren was a company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for two seasons playing The Baker’s Wife, Into the Woods; Eliza, My Fair Lady; and Muriel Humphrey/Pat Nixon and others in the world premiere of The Great Society. She toured nationally with The Who’s TOMMY, Chess, and Company, and has also performed at The Wilbury Theatre Group (Big Alison, FUN HOME), Hartford Stage, American Repertory Theatre (Bacchae, Antigone, The Doctor’s Dilemma), Williamstown Theatre Festival (Tonight at 8:30, Princess Turandot), Goodspeed Opera (Great Expectations), Wallis Annenberg Center, Virginia Stage, Cleveland Play House (Aldonza, Man of La Mancha), and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. She has been the Voice and Acting Coordinator for Trinity Rep’s Young Actors Summer Institute since 2007. More on Rachael Warren here
And now YOU have the chance to learn from this incredible artist and coach without even leaving home!
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Rachael Warren and Tom Todoroff!
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!