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"There is power in stillness"

Thanks to those of you who joined us yesterday for the Saturday Workshop featuring Master Voice & Speech Coach, Paul D'Agostino!

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The Work




COLD READ AUDITION EXERCISE
Anaís Almonte and Brandon Knox
Annette Woloshen and Drummond Macdougall


THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE
by Jane Wagner

Rosemary Thomas

THE BOOK OF LIZ
by David Sedaris

Joyce Fidler
with reader Tessie Herrasti


 


Guest Speaker
New York City Tour Guide, Fred Phlantzer, shared his personal experience from September 11th, 2001.
Contact Fred for an NYC tour at Fred@NYSeeTours.com


Loft renovations in 1982.  Tom lived at 27 Murray Street for nine years (five blocks from the twin towers). Photo by dear college chum, Colleen Neff.


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Here are the latest additions to your video library from our session on Saturday August 14th:

  • Cold Read Exercise "Sea Turtles and Sex"
  • "King Lear" by William Shakespeare
  • "Mourning Becomes Electra" by Eugene O'Neill - Part 1
     

 

  • Julia Lenardon - "On Intercostal Muscles & Breathing"

 


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Music This Week


INTRO:  "Theme from New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra & "Empire State of Mind" by Jay Z feat. Alicia Keys
OUTRO: "Autumn In New York" by Billie Holiday


Happy Birthday This Week



Recommended This Week


WATCH

SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE (2021)
It re-examines the original iconic depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple.
Directed by: Hagai Levi
Starring: Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain
Available on: HBOmax


 

WATCH

HUMBOLDT COUNTY
Aspiring Doctor Peter Hadley gets the shock of his life when his hard-nose father and medical school professor fails him, invalidating his acceptance to an elite residency program. The introverted Hadley stumbles through the streets of Los Angeles, until a one-night stand with singer Bogart lands him on an unexpected pilgrimage to Humboldt County, the marijuana capital of the West Coast.
Directed By: Darren Grodsky and Danny A. Jacobs
Starring: Jeremy Strong, Fairuza Balk, Chris Messina, Frances Conroy, Brad Dourif and Darren Grodsky
Available on: HBOMax, Hulu (premium subscription), Sling TV, Amazon Prime Video, Apple Tv


CLICK HERE TO READ NY TIMES ARTICLE

JEAN-CLAUDE VAN ITALLIE
In loving memory of dear friend and Conservatory faculty member, Jean-Claude van Itallie, whose life was celebrated in this New York Times article this past week on September 15, 2021.


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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 SEPTEMBER 25th!


 

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