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"I convince myself I am an artist, by my actions, and the world is my witness."

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The Work


 


COLD READ
Joanna Wooten & Shawn Naar and Kathryn Schneider & A.J. Hierro


 

WORK READ: “Encounter” by Tessie Herrasti and
"Venus in Fur" by David Ives

Tessie Herrasti

 

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
by Simon Stephens

Sam Rubin

 

WORK READ: "Agnes of God" by John Pielmeier,
"Macbeth" by William Shakespeare and "Wit" by Margaret Edson

Hillary Mazer


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  • 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


WATCH

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


 

WATCH

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


WATCH

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


WATCH

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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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,
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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