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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, Patrick Mulryan!

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The Work


 


COLD READ
Claudia Rocafort, Robert Higgins, Yan Xi and Drummond Macdougall


 

“Hamlet’s Advice to the Players” By William Shakespeare
Moneen Daley

 

"The Glass Menagerie” By Tennessee Williams
Austin Khemraj


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Here are the latest additions to your video library:

  • Coaching Sessions from Saturday June 12th: Cold Read Exercise Old Flame; Work Read Encounter by Tessie Herrasti and Venus in Fur by David Ives; Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens
  • Lessons from Tom from Saturday June 12th: Eyeline and Relationship with an Audience; Continual Preparation and Last Minute Auditions; Know my own nervous system; Emotion vs. Intellect: Follow The Feeling; Never confuse actor relaxation with character comfort
  • Voice & Speech Lessons from Saturday June 12th: Andrew Wade's Voice & Speech Lesson

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Music This Week


INTRO: "Blue of Your Backdrop" By Honk & "Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
OUTRO: "Hot Fun in the Summertime" by Sly and the Family Stone


Recommended This Week


WATCH

SWIMMING POOL

When uptight British writer Sarah Morton has difficulty with her new detective novel, her publisher, John Bosload, sends her to his French country home to unwind. Once Sarah warms up to her new surroundings, her peace and quiet is interrupted by the arrival of Bosload's daughter, Julie, a beautiful, uninhibited young woman. Though the two clash, they eventually form an unlikely bond -- one that is strained when things take a dramatic turn.

Director:  François Ozon

Writers: François Ozon, Emmanuèle Bernheim

Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance and Ludivine Sagnier

Available on: Amazon Prime, Apple Tv amd YouTube


 

WATCH

My Beautiful Launderette

In a seedy corner of London, Omar, a young Pakistani, is given a run-down laundromat by his uncle, who hopes to turn it into a successful business. Soon after, Omar is attacked by a group of racist punks, but defuses the situation when he realizes their leader is his former lover, Johnny. The men resume their relationship and rehabilitate the laundromat together, but various social forces threaten to compromise their success.
Director: Stephen Frears
Writer: Hanif Kureishi

Stars: Daniel Day Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Saaed Jaffrey, Shirley Anne Field, Rita Wolf

Available on Apple TV and Amazon Prime


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Congratulations, Ensemble VIII!


 

WATCH

Conservatory Ensemble VIII Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Speaker Academy & Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker, Dan Lindsay



SEE YOU MAY 22ND!


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

Our International, Intergalactic Acting Jam continues next Saturday, featuring Master Voice & Speech Instructor,
Mary Lou Rosato!

ABOUT MARY LOU ROSATO

Mary Lou Rosato is a founding member of The Acting Company and a graduate of Juilliard’s Group 1 under John Houseman and Michel St. Denis.  Mary Lou Rosato served as Co-Head of the CalArts School of Theater for 18 years.  Currently, she is on faculty at the Yale School of Drama and the Tom Todoroff Conservatory, NYC.

As an actress, director, and teacher, she has been working in the theater for over forty-five years, most recently performing in NYC in The Government Inspector with the Red Bull Theater Company, and in The Skin of Our Teeth at TFNA.

She has appeared on and off Broadway numerous times, and in major regional theaters throughout the country including Yale Repertory, the Guthrie, ART, the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, DC, Seattle Rep, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park Cleveland Playhouse, the McCarter, the Old Globe in San Diego, and the Williamstown Theater Festival , and on international stages including the Old Vic in London and at the Taganka Theater in Moscow.  In NY she appeared in THE SUICIDE starring Derek Jacobi, and in THE MISANTHROPE with Uma Thurman and Roger Rees, and played Pauline in THE WINTER'S TALE, at the Classic Stage Company for Barry Edelstein.  She was in HENRY THE FIFTH starring Mark Rylance at TFNA, and in the Lincoln Center Festival production of MY LIFE AS A FAIRY TALE, directed by Chen Shi Zheng and starring Fiona Shaw.  She has played Lady Sneerwell in two productions of Sheridan’s SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL – on Broadway at the National Actors Theater starring Tony Randall, and off-Broadway with The Acting Company, for which she received a Drama Desk Award.  In Los Angeles, she was in THE CLEAN HOUSE at South Coast Repertory, THE PEACH BLOSSOM FAN at RedCat, KING LEAR (a Cal Arts/CNP production), and MEDEA with Annette Bening at UCLA Live in Los Angeles, CA.  Her musical credits range from Brecht’s MOTHER COURAGE and THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM for The Acting Company, to CANDIDE at the Guthrie, Behan’s THE HOSTAGE directed by Jack O’Brien at The Old Globe in San Diego, and the CHANGES OF HEART directed by Stephen Wadsworth at the Mark Taper Forum in 1996, she received a best actress nomination from the LA Drama Critics Circle Award committee.  In Chicago she won a Joseph Jefferson Award for her role in CURSE OF AN ACHING HEART directed by Gerald Gutierrez.

Her film credits include QUIZ SHOW, HUDSUCKER PROXY, THE WEDDING BANQUET, TWO BITS with Al Pacino, Spike Bensonhurst, Brenda Starr, Reporter, and John Turturro’s ILLUMINATA.  On TV she played Nurse Kathy on TITUS, and appearances in LAW AND ORDER, SVU, CAROLINE IN THE CITY, THE LOT, MICHAEL HAYES (pilot), and WAREHOUSE 13.

She began directing in the 1990’s and is a member of SDC.  Among her first directing credits was THE BEAUX STRATAGEM at the Pearl Theatre in New York, which was nominated as one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of 1994 by the New York Daily News.  In NYC, she directed AS YOU LIKE IT at The Juilliard School, and her own adaptation of HENRY V: Crispian’s Day at the Boars Head (2001), HENRY THE FIFTH, WAY OF THE WORLD, TIME OF YOUR LIFE, and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.  In 2013, she directed Shakespeare’s RICHARD II for Creative Pulse Company in Los Angeles.

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Mary Lou Rosato and Tom Todoroff!

 

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