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"Play the love, it's all you need!"

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

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The Work


 


COLD READ AUDITION

Athena Inembolidis & Jules Howard


SUMMER and SMOKE
by Tennessee Williams

Laura Whiteley


BRIDESMAIDS
by Kristen Wiig

Lea McCormick



THE REALISTIC JONESES
by Will Eno

Drummond Macdougall & Donna-Lisa Otto


ANGELS IN AMERICA
by Tony Kushner

Kevin Copps


THE SEAGULL
by Anton Chekhov

Austin Khemraj


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Here are the latest additions to your video library from our session on Saturday December 11th:

  • Cold Read Exercise "Airport Farewell"
  • "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller
  • "Savage in Limbo" by Anaís Almonte
  • "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
  • "Love's Labours Lost" by William Shakespeare

 

  • Rachael Warren "Warm-up for Performance" Voice & Speech Workout

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Music This Week


INTRO:  "Move On Up" by Curtis Mayfield and "Good Times" by The Organization

 

 


OUTRO: "You Get What You Give" By New Radicals

 


 


AMANDA GALLACE
NYC, NY/ Indian Rock Beach, FL


JULES HOWARD
Glendale, California


SHANNON REESE
Coldwater, MI


Recommended This Week


WATCH

DOPESICK

From Executive Producer Danny Strong and starring and executive produced by Michael Keaton, "Dopesick" examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history.
The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Big Pharma, to a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA.
Based on the book by Beth Macy
Starring: Michael Keaton, Kaitlyn Dever, Peter Sarsgaard, Rosario Dawson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Philippa Soo, Mare Winningham

Available on Hulu


Want to be part of film history?
Study it.


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 SATURDAY JAN 8TH!


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



Our international, intergalactic acting jam continues next weekend featuring Voice & Speech Expert - Andrew Wade!

ABOUT JULIA LENARDON

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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