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March is here and I say march on!

I find March to be the perfect month to delve deeper into creative projects and that is just what we're doing here at Art & Soul Acting.

The Drop-In Acting Class is sizzling with creativity each Wednesday night. And I'm very pleased to announce the playwright for the next Book Club for Actors.

And on Saturday, March 26, I will be leading a super-charged 1-day acting intensive, Mastering the Art of the Cold Reading, the Audition & the Interview. Need some refinement in those areas? Then this one is definitely for you. And to make it even sweeter, you'll have the opportunity to put all you learn into practice at the end of the day for legit agent, Maegan Mishico, from bloc.

And finally, on a personal creative note, I will be back in rehearsal this month for my solo show, Rhonda Badonda: the Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain. Want a sneak peek? We just finished our 90-second trailer!

Rhonda Badonda
Rhonda Badonda Trailer

Wishing you a month of creative joy!


Rhonda Musak
Acting Coach

Art & Soul Acting
Acting class is the actor's laboratory and the Drop-In Acting Class at Art & Soul Acting is the place to play, explore, express and nail down your technique so that your next audition rocks it out of the park.

Class Structure
Each class begins with a brief warm-up so students can approach their work centered and focused. Actors then work on their material of choice in an individual work slot.

Work Slot Options
Actors may choose to work on any of the following: 
  • Monologues
  • Cold Readings for Film or Stage
  • Audition Process & Technique
  • Preparation for an Upcoming Audition
  • Exercises to Stretch the Actors Instrument
  • Scene Study
  • Preparation for an Upcoming Role
  • Acting Technique Breakdown for an Acting Issue
  • Get Unstuck Coaching  
DAY: Wednesdays
TIME: 6-10 PM
DATES: weekly
LOCATION: NYC Studio/Union Square Area
FEE: $55/class

For complete details & registration please visit:

What does it take to create a successful cold reading and interview? Put the pieces together during this dynamic acting/business-of-acting intensive and complete the day by doing it all in front of an agent. Magic!

Mastering the Art of the Cold Reading, 
the Audition & the Interview

Co-Led by Rhonda S. Musak & Bobby Holder

Both Bobby and Rhonda have seen it again and again: highly skilled actors doing themselves in in the audition room by making a series of small technical errors. It is heartbreaking! Sometimes, the mistakes are in the cold reading and sometimes the mistakes are in the interview and, more often than not, they are in both.

But this doesn't have to be the case. Technical errors can be easily corrected. And once corrected the actor's game realigns to a much higher level allowing their acting work and their talent to shine through so they can book the role and do what they love most -- act.

* Rhonda is going to iron out your cold reading errors.
* Bobby is going to repair your interviewing mistakes.
* You are going to have the opportunity to practice what you learn.
* Then you're going to do it front of an agent.

WHEN: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 11 AM-5 PM


Space is limited.

Fee: $250
        $195 for Art & Soul Acting Students and 
                  for TAPNYC Members and Alumni 

To register, please visit:

If you've ever cringed because you've been asked about a play that you think you should have read, then the Book Club for Actors is your remedy.

The 32nd meeting/s of the Book Club for Actors will focus on the plays of: 
Amy Herzog

The Book Club for Actors is offered twice. Please choose one of two meetings:

Monday, April 25, 7-9 
Saturday, April 30, 3-5

East Village location will be e-mailed with RSVP confirmation.

Read plays from the following selection of Amy Herzog's work:
  • 4000 Miles*
  • After the Revolution 
  • The Great God Pan
  • Belleville
So all participants are on the same page with at least one play, please be sure to read the play marked with an asterisk (*). And t
o ensure a 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!

For complete details & RSVP please visit:

Super charge the New Year with vsion and focus. In this life-aligning, 5-hour workshop, participations create a plan for the year ahead...a plan that will stick.

Leap with Passion into 2016!!!
2016 Leap attendees will receive Leaps & Bounds -- a bite-sized monthly reminder to inspire deep integration of all the discoveries made during the Leap workshop. 

Please look for it in your e-mail inbox near the middle of each month.

Leap with Passion into 2017!!!
Dates TBA

Before this workshop, I was consumed with worries about the present and regrets about the past.  Rhonda, helped me "let go" of all the negative uselessness of that thinking.  For the first time in many years, I am infatuated by the future, hopeful and planning, not mired in the past.
~ Kim Corcoran ~
Delve deeper into the craft and business of acting with articles that break it all down and build you up.

Want to produce yourself in a dream project? Here, from the archive, are some keay to doing so. (PS It will be a BLAST!) (PPS It will also be EXHAUSTING, but well worth it!)


Rhonda S. Musak & David Pixley in Ondine

The Actor Producer: Part I
by Rhonda S. Musak
Several years ago I was checking out at the Act One Bookstore in Chicago. Always an easy upsell, the clerk asked if I wanted to read some really amazing plays-of course I did!  I was then handed a small green and white volume of four plays by French playwright Jean Giraudoux.  I said thank you, purchased my items and went on my merry way.  Had I known how my life would be changed by that teeny tiny miniscule would-never-have-made-the-nighttime news transaction, I might've broken into a cosmic shuffle!

I fell in love with all of the plays in the collection, but it was Ondine that became my obsession...

Tim Spanjer & Tiffany Hodges in Ondine

The Actor Producer: Part II
by Rhonda S. Musak
In Part I of The Actor Producer, 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...
Continue Reading on the Book That Job Blog 
You've studied with me, you've booked the job -- now share the FAB news!

Jenna Kantor
Congratulations on your Outstanding Supporting Actress nomination for performance of Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown.

Duvall O'Steen
Congratulations on your recent performance of your solo show Thrive.

Andrew Rothkin
Dottie's Way
Written by Andrew Rothkin
White Rabbit Readings
March, 21 @ 7 PM

Gena West
Congratulations on signing with Sooze Johnson of The Agency Dallas.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts.
To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
~ Benjamin Disraeli ~

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Rhonda S. Musak

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