June 13, 2021
Major Tom to Ground Control
Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives
"I convince myself I am an artist, by my actions, and the world is my witness."
Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice & Speech Coach, Andrew Wade!
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Joanna Wooten & Shawn Naar and Kathryn Schneider & A.J. Hierro
WORK READ: “Encounter” by Tessie Herrasti and
"Venus in Fur" by David Ives
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
by Simon Stephens
WORK READ: "Agnes of God" by John Pielmeier,
"Macbeth" by William Shakespeare and "Wit" by Margaret Edson
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Here are the latest additions to your video library:
- Coaching Sessions from Saturday June 5th: Cold Read Exercise "Cameron & Diana"; “Poker and the Declaration of the Rights of Man” by Jesse Kellerman"; "King Lear" by William Shakespeare; “Savage in Limbo” by John Patrick Shanley; "Suburbia" by Eric Bogosian Take II
- Lessons from Tom from Saturday June 5th: "Use Your Imagination"
- Voice & Speech Lessons from Saturday June 5th: Paul D'Agostino Voice & Speech Workout Responding to Imaginary Stimulus
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Music This Week
INTRO: "Stormy" & "Sunny" by Classics IV
OUTRO: "Stormy" by Classics IV
Recommended This Week
ISLE OF DOGS
The story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
Director: Wes Anderson
Writers: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman
Stars: Bryan Cranston (voice), Koyu Rankin (voice) & Edward Norton (voice)
Available on YouTube, Disney + and Amazon Prime
BEST IN SHOW
A behind-the-scenes look into the highly competitive and cut-throat world of dog shows through the eyes of a group of ruthless dog owners.
Director: Christopher Guest
Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy
Stars: Fred Willard, Eugene Levy & Catherine O'Hara
Available on HBO Max, Apple, Amazon Prime (Premium) and YouTube
A DOG'S PURPOSE
A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.
Director: Lasse Hallström
Writers: W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon & Audrey Wells
Stars: Josh Gad (voice), Dennis Quaid & Peggy Lipton
Available on Apple, Amazon Prime (Premium), Hulu and YouTube
HATCHI: A DOG'S TALE
A college professor bonds with an abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Director: Lasse Hallström
Writers: Stephen P. Lindsey & Kaneto Shindô
Stars: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Available on Apple, Amazon Prime (Premium), Netflix and YouTube
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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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