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

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


What's the Saturday Workshop?

This month, come visit a class as our guest!

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The Work

Kathryn Schneider & Robert Higgins  


SPLIT by Michael Weller
Melissa Ford



"Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare
Matthew Mueller & Austin Khemraj


Vedra Grant and Sandy Lynch


"The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe"
by Jane Wagner

Rosemary Thomas

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Here are the latest additions to your video library from our session on Saturday October 30th:

  • Cold Read Exercise "The Skeleton Key"
  • "Jump / Cut" by Neena Beber Take II
  • "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde
  • "Savage In Limbo" by John Patrick Shanley


  • Julia Lenardon - "Basic Resonators (Chest, Center of the face and Sinus) Voice and Speech Workout"

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Music This Week

INTRO:  "Early In the Morning" by The Gap Band and "Let It Whip" by Dazz Band

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


Recommended This Week


Ordinary People
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
Director: Robert Redford
Writers: Judith Guest(novel), Alvin Sargent (screenplay)
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore & Judd Hirsch
Available on: Amazon Prime, YouTube & Apple TV



The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground explores the multiple threads that converged to bring together one of the most influential bands in rock and roll.
Director & Writer: Todd Haynes
Stars: Mary Woronov, Lou Reed & Barbara Walters
Available on: AppleTV

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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 - Rachael Warren!


Rachael Warren is on the faculty of the Brown / Trinity Rep MFA Programs and is a graduate of the A.R.T Institute at Harvard.  She is also a longtime member of the highly esteemed Trinity Repertory Company.
Rachael started at Trinity Rep in the 1999-2000 season playing Eliza in My Fair Lady and has been a company member since 2002. Other highlights at Trinity Rep include Tilly, Melancholy Play: a chamber musical; Mother, Ragtime; Mr. Darcy & Mr. Wickham, Pride & Prejudice; The Voice of the Plant, Little Shop of Horrors; Nancy, Oliver!; Sally, Cabaret; Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Warrior One, Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage; Betsy/ Lindsey, Clybourne Park; Ophelia, Hamlet; Rebecca, The Long Christmas Ride Home; Sabina, The Skin of Our Teeth; Mary, A Dublin Carol; Isobel, The Secret Rapture; and Mary Warren, The Crucible. Ms. Warren was a company member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for two seasons playing The Baker’s Wife, Into the Woods; Eliza, My Fair Lady; and Muriel Humphrey/Pat Nixon and others in the world premiere of The Great Society. She toured nationally with The Who’s TOMMY, Chess, and Company, and has also performed at The Wilbury Theatre Group (Big Alison, FUN HOME), Hartford Stage, American Repertory Theatre (Bacchae, Antigone, The Doctor’s Dilemma), Williamstown Theatre Festival (Tonight at 8:30, Princess Turandot), Goodspeed Opera (Great Expectations), Wallis Annenberg Center, Virginia Stage, Cleveland Play House (Aldonza, Man of La Mancha), and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. She has been the Voice and Acting Coordinator for Trinity Rep’s Young Actors Summer Institute since 2007.
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