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"Use your body, voice and imagination to take your place in life"

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

What's the Saturday Workshop?

This month, come visit a class as our guest!
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The Work


 


COLD READ AUDITION EXERCISE
Gina Beretta, Vedra Grant, Deanna Shinsky & Jereen Ignatious
 


 

HENRY V, PROLOGUE TO ACT II By William Shakespeare
Mark Guerette

 

MACBETH by William Shakespeare
Anais Almonte

 

SURBURBIA By Eric Bogosian
Austin Khemraj


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Here are the latest additions to your video library:

  • Coaching Sessions from Saturday June 26th: Cold Read Exercise "Naked Neighbor"; "Love, Valour, Compassion" by Terrence McNally; "Joe Versus The Volcano" by John Patrick Shanley
  • Lessons from Tom from Saturday June 26th: "Rate, Inflection, Pitch, Dynamics"; "Terrence McNally and the Politics of a Person"; "Invite yourself to the party!"; "Viewpoints and Movement On Camera"
  • Voice & Speech Lessons from Saturday June 26th: Voice & Speech Workout with Mary Lou Rosato - 'The Importance of Consonants in Speech"

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Music This Week


INTRO: "Crystal Blue Persuasion" by Tommy James & The Shondells and "I'm Free" by The Who

OUTRO: "Grazing In The Grass" by The Friends of Distinction


Recommended This Week


WATCH

DOWNHILL RACER

American downhill skier David Chappellet arrives in Wengen, Switzerland, to join the U.S. ski team, along with fellow newcomer D. K. Bryan. Both men were sent for by team coach Eugene Claire to replace one of his top skiers Tommy Herb (Joe Jay Jalbert) who was recently injured during an FIS competition
Director: Michael Ritchie
Writer: James Salter
Stars: Robert Redford, Camilla Sparv and Gene Hackman

Available on: Amazon Prime, Apple Tv, Vudu, Crackle and YouTube


 

WATCH

TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE

The new documentary lifts the curtain on the life, career and inspirations of the complicated and brilliant Emmy- and four-time Tony Award-winning writer Terrance McNally.
Director: Jeff Kaufman

Editor: Asher Bingham

Available on YouTube, Apple TV and Amazon Prime


WATCH

THE CELLULOID CLOSET

This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders have occupied in cinema history, and shows the evolution of the entertainment industry's role in shaping perceptions of LGBT figures. The issues addressed include secrecy -- which initially defined homosexuality -- as well as the demonization of the homosexual community with the advent of AIDS, and finally the shift toward acceptance and positivity in the modern era.
Director: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

With: Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Fierstein, Tony Curtis And Shirley Maclaine

Available on YouTube, Apple TV and Amazon Prime


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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.


Conservatory Auditions Now Open!

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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,
Anne burk!

ABOUT ANNE BURK

Anne Burk is a professional voice and speech coach, specializing in dialect, accent acquisition and modification. She is also a Credentialed Fitzmaurice Voicework Practitioner. Some of her awards include: the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Awards for Acting and Directing, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Gold Medal Certification in Acting and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music - Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Singing Certification. She completed additional professional training at East 15 Acting School (London), British American Drama Academy (Balliol College, Oxford), Royal National Program (London), Gaiety School of Acting, Trinity College Dublin and received a BTEC in Performing Arts at Oldham College and Polytechnic (United Kingdom). Anne teaches at various prestigious higher education institutions in Southern California in addition to the Tom Todoroff Studio!

And now YOU have the chance to learn from this incredible artist and coach without even leaving home!

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Anne Burk and Tom Todoroff!

 

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