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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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The Work



COLD READ AUDITION
"243 Miles From Denver"

Dash Grundy & Melissa Ford
Buddy Delgado & Danielle Johnson

 


"Much Ado About Nothing"
by William Shakespeare

Mark Guerette

 


"Much Ado About Nothing"
by William Shakespeare

Mark Guerette

 


"Spike Heels"
By Theresa Rebeck

Amanda Gallace

 


"A Streetcar Named Desire"
By Tennessee Williams

Christina Filippidis

 


COLD READ AUDITION
"DA Office Rumors"

Sylvia Stewart & Brandon Knox
Diana Cantrelle & George Antonopolous


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

  • Cold Read Exercise Sibling Writers scene from "The Savages"
  • Cold Read Exercise Personal Matters scene from "Night House"
  • "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe by Jane Wagner" - Take II
  • "Split" by Michael Weller
  • "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare

 

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Music This Week


INTRO:  "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" by Lesley Gore and "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves

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

 


Recommended This Week


READ/LISTEN

SUNSHINE GIRL - An Unexpected Life
by Julianna Margulies

Known for her outstanding performances on the groundbreaking television series The Good Wife and ER, Julianna Margulies deftly chronicles her life and work in this memoir.

Written by: Julianna Margulies
Narrated by: Julianna Margulies

Available on: Audible Books, Amazon, Google Play Books and Chirp


 

WATCH

RITA MORENO: Just A Girl Who Decided To Go For It
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner Rita Moreno helps narrates the story of her remarkable 70-year Hollywood career with audacity and wry humor.
Directed By: Mariem Perez Riera
Starring: Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eva Longoria, Gloria Estefan, Whoopi Goldberg and George Chakiris

Available on: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu and YouTube


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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 NOVEMBER 20TH!


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

Our international, intergalactic acting jam continues next Saturday featuring Voice & Speech Expert - Paul D'Agostino! 

ABOUT PAUL D'AGOSTINO

Paul D’Agostino joined the faculty of Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2014, and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Theater, specializing in voice & speech and The Alexander Technique. Trained by and designated to teach The Linklater Method (also known as "Freeing the Natural Voice") by world-renowned voice pedagogue and theater artist Kristin Linklater, he has also served on the faculties of Emerson College, Gordon College, Shakespeare & Company, and Boston University – where he taught for the Boston University Summer Theatre Institute for seven years. Since 2013, D’Agostino has been the resident voice instructor for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, which has afforded him the opportunity to teach in the Summer Apprentice Program, coach mainstage actors, and offer workshops on the intersection of actor training and public speaking for M.B.A. candidates at Babson College. A longtime member of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, he ran the youth training program Riotous Youth (2011-2012), taught in the Month-long Intensive (2020), and acted in numerous productions on the main stage and on tour. He’s also facilitated workshops at Brandeis University, Boston Arts Academy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Extension School, Wheelock Family Theatre, the Tom Todoroff Acting Studio, and the ReachArts Center in Swampscott, Massachusetts.

   His acting credits include work with acclaimed director Irina Brook, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Hanover Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Gloucester Stage Company, The Devanaughn Theatre, and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.

   D'Agostino holds an M.F.A. in Theater Education (with a concentration in voice and speech) from Boston University, an M.M. in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory, and a B.A. in theater arts from Gordon College. Additional training includes seminars on vocal health and rehabilitation at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; extensive study at Shakespeare & Company with Kevin Coleman, Tina Packer, and Dennis Krausnick; Alexander Technique with Debra Adams, Jamee Culbertson, Tommy Thompson, Bob Lada, and Betsy Polatin; and Linklater apprenticeship under master teacher Paula Langton at Boston University. In 2019, he graduated from The Boston Conservatory Alexander Technique Teacher Training Course — a three-year, 1600-hour teacher training program.


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