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September 2011

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The Lessons of Resiliency

 Rhonda Musak with Flowers


There are few jobs less stable than those found in the world of showbiz-films wrap, plays close and TV shows end.  


In fact, over the course of a career an actor can spend mind numbing amounts of time interviewing for jobs, i.e. auditioning.  As a professional in the field of acting, I have observed that there is one standout characteristic that allows someone to thrive through what often seems like a raging sea of instability: resiliency.


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The first breezes of September flowing through my open window serve as a beautiful reminder of one of my most favorite ways to approach life:

 Steady vision, flexible form.

Like the seasons, all things must change, but when we hold true to our vision no matter what, we are allowed the opportunity to see our dreams come to light...and often in very unexpected ways.

For many, many years I dreamed of creating a summer acting program for teens-especially teens located in communities where professional programs are not offered.

A random meeting during a breakfast with a high school friend last December started the ball rolling toward what has just become my Summer Acting Intensive for Teens program.  

While I had been at a loss at how to make it happen in the past, I never gave up on the vision and without even expecting it it landed on my doorstep!

September always seems fresh with possibilities and there is nothing more powerful or joyful then a ripe possibility meeting a with clear vision.

Wishing you a ship load of inspiring vision-



PS Part of my vision has always been to continue acting while teaching...I'm so happy to announce that I will be stepping into 2 performances of Scotch Kiss with The Seeing Place Theater-details below!


Rhonda S. Musak

Acting Coach

Art & Soul Acting 

What's Going on with Acting Class? 
GrowEarly registration for fall acting classes has begun! Save $ the link below for full details.

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



Laser Acting Workshop: October 11
Details coming soon for the next Laser Acting Workshop.

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

Remaining reading time - 6 weeks!


On Monday, October 10 and on Saturday, October 15 we will be discussing the plays of Tom Stoppard. The Book Club for Actors' has now expanded to two meeting per playwright! Please choose either meeting.


WHEN: Monday, October 10, 7-9 p.m. OR

      Saturday, October 15, 3-5 p.m.


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


Please begin by reading Arcadia. After that, feel free to read any play from the Tom Stoppard Reading List plays found on the Art & Soul Acting website: Tom Stoppard Reading List. For the most robust conversation, participants are asked to read at least 3-4 plays.


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!

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 & September 3

Click here for details. 


Samantha Needles 

Samantha Needles will be performing with Synergy First in a cabaret-style show.

Details to come. 


Rhonda, Are You Performing in Anything?
VISIONI am! I am very much looking forward to stepping into two performances of Scotch Kiss with The Seeing Place Theater.


Rhonda Musak

Scotch Kiss

The Seeing Place Theater at

ATA's Sargent Theater

314 W. 54th Street, 4th FL

Saturday, October 1 & Sunday October 2 @ 2 pm

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If the play is just about the words, the audience can stay home and read the text. The reason they come to the theater is to experience the life the actor brings to the words.
~Stella Adler~