August 8, 2021
Major Tom to Ground Control
Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives
"Play the positive in pursuit of what you’re fighting for!"
Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice & Speech Coach, Mary Lou Rosato!
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Cold Read Audition Exercise
Matthew Mueller, Gaia Visner, Shawn Sebastian Naar & Chelsea Cook
Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett
Liliane Klein & Tessie Herrasti
Work Read: "Loose Knit" by Theresa Rebeck,
"Laughing Wild" by Christopher Durang &
"Goliath" by David E. Kelley
"Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music" by Lee Blessing
"This is our Youth" by Kenneth Lonnergan
"Aloha, Say All The Pretty Girls" by Naomi Iizuka
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Here are the latest additions to your video library from our session on Saturday July 31st:
- "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams
- "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller
- "Sonnet 68" by William Shakespeare
- "Punctuation + Playing Shakespeare"
- "Life is about Love"
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Music This Week
INTRO: "Incense and Peppermint" by Strawberry Alarm Clock & "Love The One You're With" by Stephen Stills
OUTRO: "Rock Steady" by Aretha Franklin
Recommended This Week
In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Writer: Lawrence Kasdan
Stars: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner & Richard Crenna
Available on: YouTube, Apple TV & Amazon
"The Last Seduction"
A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme.
Director: John Dahl
Writer: Steve Barancik
Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg & Bill Pullman
Available on AppleTV
"Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice"
After returning to Los Angeles from a group therapy session, documentary filmmaker Bob Sanders (Robert Culp) and his wife, Carol (Natalie Wood), find themselves becoming vigilante couples counselors, offering unsolicited advice to their best friends, Ted (Elliott Gould) and Alice Henderson (Dyan Cannon). Not wanting to be rude, the Hendersons play along, but some latent sexual tension among the four soon comes bubbling to the surface, and long-buried desires don't stay buried for long.
Director: Paul Mazursky
Writers: Paul Mazursky & Larry Tucker
Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Culp & Elliott Gould
Available on Netflix, Amazon & YouTube
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New York Professional Actor Training comes to your home next Saturday!
Welcome our Guest Artist Voice & Speech Instructor for this coming Saturday - Julia Lenardon!
Julia Lenardon is a professional actor and Voice/Speech/Dialect coach for film, TV and Broadway. She earned her M.F.A in Voice Teaching at York University with Master Voice Teacher, David Smukler and apprenticed at the Canadian National Voice Intensive and at The Denver Center Theatre Company.
As a theater arts educator, Julia has taught at ART/The Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, The National Theater School of Canada, The Banff-Citadel Professional Theatre Training Program, The American Academy of Dramatic Art and the Tom Todoroff Conservatory in NYC!
NYC Theatre coaching includes: Broadway: Associate Voice Coach "Matilda: The Musical"; Off Broadway Associate Voice Coach for "Tamburlaine" at Theatre for a New Audience; English Language coach for international comedian, Gad Elmleh’s production of "O My Gad" at Joe Papp’s Public Theater, Carnegie Hall, two International tours and 2018 Netflix Special; "Indecent", Oslo (Segal Theatre, Montreal); "Mother’s Daughter" (SoulPepper, Toronto).
Recent film/tv dialect coaching includes: Locke & Key, The Umbrella Academy 2; Transplant; X-Men Dark Phoenix and Apocalypse; The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, Cardinal X-Men: Brooklyn, 12 Monkeys, Pacific Rim; Revenge, Immortals, and Assassins' Creed Series (Ubisoft).
Todoroff Technique Flashcard 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!