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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

by Kenneth Lonnergan

Sam Rubin and Gina Beretta



Gaia Visnar, Daniel Arthur Fischer, Merryn Landry and Max Kharchenko

By Anton Chekhov

João Pedro Pinho

By Paul Rudnik

Austin Khemraj

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Here are the latest additions to your video library:

  • Coaching Sessions  from last Saturday (May 1st): "The Piano Lesson" by August Wilson; "The Women" by Clare Boothe Luce; Cold Read Exercise - "Sugar"
  • Lessons from Tom: from last Saturday (May 1st): "Vocal Variation & The 'Too Much' Club; "Go for the shadow side"; "Create a 'Moment Before' that launches you into the scene; "Getting into character (hint: there is no character)
  • Voice and Speech: from last Saturday (May 1st): Voice & Speech workout with Andrew Wade
  • Monthly Member Meeting from last Thursday May 6th!


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Music This Week

INTRO:   "Days of Heaven" by Ennio Morricone;
"Outta Your Mind" by Lil' Jon feat. LMFAO

OUTRO: "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green

Recommended This Week



Prim professor Immanuel Rath (Emil Jannings) finds some of his students ogling racy photos of cabaret performer Lola Lola (Marlene Dietrich) and visits a local club, The Blue Angel, in an attempt to catch them there. Seeing Lola perform, the teacher is filled with lust, eventually resigning his position at the school to marry the young woman. However, his marriage to a coquette -- whose job is to entice men -- proves to be more difficult than Rath imagined.

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Starring: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich
Available on Amazon Prime




This compilation of footage from the Grateful Dead's Canadian train tour depicts the height of the band's music and fame for five days in 1970, along with that of performances from Janis Joplin, Buddy Guy, The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers. However, there's also a dark side shown alongside the seminal concerts, as when the train stops, the musicians are often confronted with worried promoters, inquisitive reporters and protesting students who can't afford ticket prices.

Directed by: Bob Smeaton
Available on Itunes, Apple TV, Vudu, YouTube



Trying to keep her head above water, New Yorker Doris (Barbra Streisand) accepts money for sexual favors from men who occasionally visit her apartment, a practice that bugs her neighbor, Felix (George Segal), an unsuccessful writer. Felix gets her booted, but when she complains to him, he lets her bunk at his place. Reserved Felix and outlandish Doris have little in common, but as they're forced to spend more time together, their proximity leads to an increasing mutual fondness.

Director: Herbert Ross
Starring: Barbara Streisand, George Segal

Available on Amazon Prime, YouTube
Available on Itunes, Apple TV, Vudu, YouTube



A screen poem about life in America at the turn of the century. A story of love and murder told through the voice of a child and expressive images of nature in 1916. A steelworker flees Chicago after a fight with his boss; he takes his little sister and girlfriend with him

Directed by: Terrence Malick
Starring: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shephard

Available on Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes

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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!


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).

And now YOU have the chance to learn from this incredible artist and coach without even leaving home!

Join us on Saturday to study with
Patrick Mulryan and Tom Todoroff!


Todoroff Technique Flashcard Set

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