In the late spring, we will contact you to assign you a scene partner for the summer intensive. You are also welcome to sign up with a friend who also enrolled in the program. If you’d like to work with a friend, please email us at NYCSummer@TomTodoroff.com to let us know asap.
Once assigned your partner - please get in touch with your partner RIGHT AWAY and do your best to select a piece within a couple weeks that you send to us for approval. Take the time to choose a scene together that you both LOVE. The scene should be 3-4 minutes in length by either an author listed on the Syllabus or a scene from our Recommended Scenes List. Please email us at NYCSummer@TomTodoroff.com for approval before you begin rehearsing.
We are all actors and occasionally a scene partner may get booked on a professional acting job that conflicts with the intensive. If this happens, we want to ensure you all have “backup” material you can work on!
Please select two monologues from from the Suggested Monologues Lists or if you have another piece that’s by an author on the syllabus - that’s fine too! Each monologue should be 1-2 minutes and - again - Please email us at NYCSummer@TomTodoroff.com for approval before you begin rehearsing. Ideally, you have at least one of these monologues off-book and performance ready - but that’s not required. As long as you have the script with you, that’s all we ask!
PLEASE NOTE: The point of the work is to learn to act, not to get through your scene or monologue. So please know that if Tom stops you before you've reached the end of your performance it's because he's more interested in ensuring you know how to work specifically, truthfully and with relaxation from moment to moment.