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Our Weekly Recap, Resources & Recommendations for Actors, Directors & Creatives

"Playing the positive opens a world of possibilities!"

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


What's the Saturday Workshop?

This month, come visit a class as our guest!

Heads up: this newsletter includes moving images, photos and video!


The Work


"Savage In Limbo"
By John Patrick Shanley

Anais Almonte & Christina Filippidis



Carolyn Kennedy & Kelli Dougal


By Oscar Wilde

Pippa Winslow & Austin Khemraj


by Neena Beber

Melissa Ford

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Here are the latest additions to your video library from our session on Saturday October 23rd:

  • Cold Read Exercise "That Friend Christine"
  • Cold Read Exercise "Seeking Danny"
  • "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov
  • "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller
  • "Personality" by Gina Wendkos and Ellen Ratner

  • "Shakespeare will teach you to be fearless"
  • "What makes the epic actor"
  • "As an actor, you're not interested in 'neutral' anything!"
  • "Rhythm, Rate & Guidepost 6"
  • "When you begin booking jobs, remember this..."
  • "Big players make big plays"
  • "When & Why you're told to 'bring it down'"
  • "Guidepost 3 & Use Your Voice!"

  • Patrick Mulryan - "Seated Overview of Vocal Components"

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Lea McCormick
Claremore, OK

Music This Week

INTRO:  "This Is Halloween" by The Citizens of Halloween
and "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell

OUTRO: "The Monster Mash" by Bobby Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers


Recommended This Week



A young wife come to believe that her offspring is not of this world. Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move to a NYC apartment building with an ominous reputation and odd neighbors. When Rosemary becomes pregnant she becomes increasingly isolated, and the diabolical truth is revealed only after Rosemary gives birth.

Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Ralph Bellamy and Maurice Evans

Available on: Hulu




When young Regan starts acting odd--levitating, speaking in tongues -- her worried mother seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest, however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends an export to help with the difficult job.

Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller and Max Von Sydow

Available on: SlingTv, YouTube, AppleTv, fuboTV and Phio




GET OUT is a 2017 Horror Film written and directed by Jordan Peele in his directorial debut.  This film follows the story of Chris Washington, a young black man, as he uncovers shocking secrets when he meets the family of his white girlfriend.

Writer/Director: Jordan Peele
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones and Stephen Root

Available on: PrimeTV,YouTube, AppleTv, fuboTV

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

Our international, intergalactic acting jam continues next Saturday featuring Voice & Speech Master Instructor - Anne Burk!


Anne Burk is a professional voice and speech coach, specializing in dialect, accent acquisition and modification. She is also a Credentialed Fitzmaurice Voicework Practitioner. Some of her awards include: the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Awards for Acting and Directing, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Gold Medal Certification in Acting and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music - Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Singing Certification. She completed additional professional training at East 15 Acting School (London), British American Drama Academy (Balliol College, Oxford), Royal National Program (London), Gaiety School of Acting, Trinity College Dublin and received a BTEC in Performing Arts at Oldham College and Polytechnic (United Kingdom). Anne teaches at various prestigious higher education institutions in Southern California.

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Todoroff Technique
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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!



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