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August 2011

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The Actor Producer: Part II

 Rhonda Musak


In Part I of The Actor Producer (posted below), I discussed what inspired me step out of the audition line and ultimately cast myself in the title role of my dream project Ondine.  In Part II, I have promised to start looking at concrete ways that an actor can accomplish stepping into the role of actor producer. (When I have completed all of my blog posts on this subject, I will put together a comprehensive list of steps so that you can really get going on this if you choose to.  YOW-sounds exciting, right?) 


In the process of choosing to produce myself in Ondine, I started with the only thing that I had available to me: vision.  It wasn't hard to do as I had been thinking about and considering this play for years.  Standing in auditions lines for open calls was also a great inspiration; the thought often came to me, "there mustbe a better way, as an actor, to use six hours a day!!!" 


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August 12-28, 2011
I love FringeNYC!  This year we will be kicking off a new studio event "Art & Soul Acting Takes on FringeNYC." Join myself and fellow studio folk as we attend a variety of shows together during two glorious weeks of NYC theatre.

Details to come in a separate e-mail.



Fall Session of Acting Classes

 September 2011



LEAP With Passion into 2012!!!

December 2011 

I come to you today from just outside the Windy City where my Summer Acting Intensive for Teens has already begun!

Each day I have been greeted by the most joyous, passion-filled students who are eager to learn and absorb the powerful acting techniques I love teaching.  

Every day proves to be a turning point as my students begin to grasp new acting tools and apply them to the scenes that they are creating from near scratch.  I can't tell you what a dream come true it is for me to support these amazing beings on their journey of growth.

They are helping me grow, too; I am realizing more and more that teaching acting is about teaching ONE huge and amazing lesson in 1000 different ways.

Wishing you exuberant August days, 



Rhonda S. Musak

Acting Coach

Art & Soul Acting 

What's Going on with Acting Class? 
GrowRegistration for fall acting classes has begun!

Acting for Actors: Acting Technique
Tuesdays 6-10 p.m.

10 Sessions: September 27 - December 6

(no class 10/11 re: Laser Acting Workshop)

Midtown Studio Location

I'm absolutely mad for the acting technique that I teach! My students have found that it is like going from 0-60 in their acting work in a matter of seconds. This class is a perfect primer for stepping into the world of this most awesome and creative way to work as an actor.



Acting for Actors: Training & Expansion
Mondays 6-10 p.m.

10 Sessions: September 26 - December 12

(no class 10/10 & 11/28 re: Book Club for Actors')

Midtown Studio Location


Essentially, my ongoing acting class combining powerful technique and individual class work slots.


For individual slots, students can choose to work on the following material:

  • Scenes
  • Monolouges
  • Cold Readings
  • Audition Prep
  • Warm-Up Creation
  • Solution Focused Breakdown


Acting for Non-Actors

Wednesdays 6:30-9:30 p.m.  

10 Sessions: October 5 - December 7

Midtown Studio Location 


Who doesn't love to act? But not everyone wishes to devote time to outside classroom study and rehearsals. This is the perfect class for anyone who would like to express and explore with no further commitment beyond class. Fun, too!




Class sizes are always kept small so that participants have time to be up on their feet working, making mistakes, learning from their mistakes and growing into ever more powerful actors.


Details & Registration



Monthly Laser Acting Workshop: August
Hooray! Monthly acting workshops... expand, explore, express!!!

Sub-Personality: Letting Your Unconscious Lead the Way


WHEN: TH, August 18, 6:30-9:30 PM
WHERE:  Midtown studio location will be given post-registration.
FEE: $35
(This is been rescheduled from July.)

One of the most amazing acting tools I have discovered is a little-known piece of work called Sub-Personality. The power of this mighty acting tool is found in the unconscious mind. The Sub-Personality Process allows actors to...


What's Up with the Book Club for Actors'? 

Remaining reading time - 3 weeks!


On Monday, August 22 and on Saturday, August 27 we will be discussing the comedies of Kaufman & Hart. The Book Club for Actors' has now expanded to two meeting per playwright! Please choose either meeting.


WHEN: Monday, August 22, 7-9 p.m. OR

      Saturday, August 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


WHERE: East Village Location... will be e-mailed with RSVP confirmation 


Please begin by reading You Can't Take It With You. After that, feel free to read any other plays by Kaufman & Hart. A complete list can be found on the website: Kaufman & Hart Reading List


Be ready to share what you have discovered about this amazing playwright so we can all learn and grow together. Looking forward to it!


There's still time to RSVP! 


What's the Student News?

If you've studied with me and have news to share, please let me know the details by about 5 days before the end of the month; I will be happy to include it here!

Shea Davies
Congratulations to Shea, currently shooting the leading role in the independent horror feature, The Murders at Cane Hill.

Jenna Kantor


Performing the role of Velma

FSF Theatre

Details to come.

Chuck Marti

The Choice

Performing the role of a priest with "issues"

Theater For The New City's Dream Up Festival

155 First Avenue - btw 9th & 10th Streets 

August 15-29

Click here for details. 


Samantha Needles 

Samantha Needles will be performing with Synergy First in a cabaret-style show. The show debuts on September 1st and plans to run for at least 3 months here in NYC.

Details to come. 


Jimmy Pravasilis

Henry V

Performing the role of Henry V 

Hudson Shakespeare Company

July 16-August 6

Click here for details.




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