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The Work


 

COLD READ AUDITION EXERCISE

Tiffany Lloyd, Lars Classington, Alicia Payne & Simba Wedderburn


JOE VERSUS THE VOLCANO
by John Patrick Shanley

Louis Courage
 

LOVE, VALOUR, COMPASSION
by Terrence McNally

Steven B. Andrews


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Here are the latest additions to your video library:

  • Coaching Sessions from Saturday June 19th: Cold Read Exercise "You brought him home?"; "Hamlet's Advice to the Players" speech from "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare
  • Lessons from Tom from Saturday June 19th: "Bringing Shakespeare's plays to life!"; "Reading aloud everyday"; "Sarcasm and Cynicism must be used sparingly", "The Seven Points of Good Speech"
  • Voice & Speech Lessons from Saturday June 19th: Patrick Mulryan's Voice & Speech Workout with a focus on voice mechanics

 

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Music This Week


INTRO: "Closer to the Bone" by Kris Kristofferson & "Me and Bobby McGee" by Kris Kristofferson, performed by Janis Joplin

OUTRO: "Hot in Herre" by Nelly


Recommended This Week


Happy 85th Birthday to Kris Kristofferson!

Our recommendations this week are a retrospective on his work.

www.KrisKristofferson.com


WATCH

LONE STAR

 When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Director: John Sayles
Writer: John Sayles
Stars: Chris Cooper, Kris Kristofferson, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo

Available on: Amazon Prime, Apple Tv amd YouTube


 

WATCH

PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID

A 1973 revisionist western drama.  Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.

Roger Spottiswoode, editor of this film, also worked with Tom Todoroff later on on a film called "Noriega" starring Bob Hoskins - Roger directed and Tom produced and acted.  Roger and Tom went on to become close friends and Roger attended TT Studio weekly class regularly at the Santa Monica Studio!

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Writer: Rudy Wurlitzer
Stars: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel

Available on YouTube, Apple TV and Amazon Prime


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ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

A recently widowed woman is on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Robert Getchell
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Diane Ladd, Harvey Keitel

Available on YouTube, Apple TV and Amazon Prime


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BLUME IN LOVE

Lawyer Stephen Blume, specialized in divorces, lives a paradoxical situation when, having his own marriage break up, is still in love with his ex-wife.

Director: Paul Mazursky
Writer: Paul Mazursky
Stars: George Segal, Susan Anspach, Kris Kristofferson

Available on YouTube, Apple TV and Amazon Prime


WATCH

A STAR IS BORN

A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.

Director: Frank Pierson
Writer: John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion & Frank Pierson
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey

Available on YouTube, Apple TV and Amazon Prime


WATCH

THE SAILOR WHO FELL FROM GRACE WITH THE SEA

In a small English port town, adolescent Jonathan Osborne and his widowed mother, Anne, lead a fairly predictable life until American sailor Jim Cameron comes to town and sweeps Anne off her feet.  Jonathan is wary of this intruder, but likes him in spite of himself -- for a time.  It's only when Jim moves in permanently that Jonathan is pushed too far.  With at the help of a sadistic gang of neighborhood boys, he plots to eliminate Jim for good.

Director: Lewis John Carlino
Adapted from: The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Ukio Mishima
Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Sarah Miles, Jonathan Kahn

Available on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Tubi


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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, Julia Lenardon!

ABOUT JULIA LENARDON

Julia Lenardon is a professional actor and Voice/Speech/Dialect coach for film, TV and Broadway. She earned her M.F.A in Voice Teaching at York University with Master Voice Teacher, David Smukler and apprenticed at the Canadian National Voice Intensive and at The Denver Center Theatre Company.

As a theater arts educator, Julia has taught at ART/The Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, The National Theater School of Canada, The Banff-Citadel Professional Theatre Training Program, The American Academy of Dramatic Art and the Tom Todoroff Conservatory in NYC!

NYC Theatre coaching includes: Broadway: Associate Voice Coach "Matilda: The Musical"; Off Broadway Associate Voice Coach for "Tamburlaine" at Theatre for a New Audience; English Language coach for international comedian, Gad Elmleh’s production of "O My Gad" at Joe Papp’s Public Theater, Carnegie Hall, two International tours and 2018 Netflix Special; "Indecent", Oslo (Segal Theatre, Montreal); "Mother’s Daughter" (SoulPepper, Toronto).

Recent film/tv dialect coaching includes: Locke & Key, The Umbrella Academy 2; Transplant; X-Men Dark Phoenix and Apocalypse; The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, Cardinal X-Men: Brooklyn, 12 Monkeys, Pacific Rim; Revenge, Immortals, and Assassins' Creed Series (Ubisoft).

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