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I'm finally back in the New York state of mind -- no small feat after spending a week in outrageously beautiful Bluffton, South Carolina!

I had the great joy to lead my Summer Acting Intensive for Teens and perform my solo show at the fabulous May River Theater. Shout out to Jennifer Green & Robyn Shirley for making it all happen. Thank you!

My Bluffton studio: 

I was truly blown away by the work performed by my students on our last day. Their use of the tools of acting was inspiring. Congratulations to all attendees!

Even though it took a bit to get back in the New York swing of things, it's great being back working with my private coaching and acting class students.

Connect with me at any time to schedule a private coaching session or join us on Wednesday evenings for my weekly & ongoing Drop-In Acting Class.

And there's still a few weeks before the next Book Club for Actors meetings. We are focusing on the plays of John Patrick Shanley and I am telling you I cannot put these plays down!

If you'd like to join us for what I am sure will be a very compelling conversation, please register below and get reading.

May the summer sun shine joyfully upon you -


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:

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 33rd Book Club for Actors will focus on the plays of: 
John Patrick Shanley

Remaining Reading Weeks

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

Monday, July 25, 7-9 PM
Saturday, July 30, 3-5 PM

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

Read plays from the following selection of John Patrick Shanley's work:
  • Doubt: A Parable *
  • Italian American Reconciliation
  • Psychopathia Sexualis
  • Storefront Church
  • Outside Mullingar
  • Prodigal Son
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 vision and focus. In this life-aligning, 5-hour workshop, participants 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!!!
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I am a person who habitually reviews the past year and plans for the New Year in depth, but never have I experienced such a resonating experience of doing such as I did at Rhonda's workshop.
~ Amanda Donnelly~

Delve deeper into the craft and business of acting with articles that break it all down and build you up.

Find a good monologue is a quest. Here's what you need to know to make it a successful one:



Choosing Monologues That Will Set Your Auditions on Fire 
by Rhonda S. Musak
Actors know that having a great set of audition monologues is an absolute must. But it's that word "great" that can often put an actor into the throes of agony. You read the audition notices, you see what it is that the auditioners are looking for, and with a plummeting heart you realize that you have nothing suitable to audition for a role for which you are perfect...


The Key to a Great Monologue Relationship, The Start of a Love Affair
by Rhonda Musak
I started out writing this week's article by focusing on where exactly an actor can find really great monologues.  But then I realize that there's a lot to be said about what actually makes a monologue great.  And not only great in general, but specifically great for the actor who is doing the piece.

The search for these audition gems can often send actors spinning off into outer space...


How to Find Great Audition Monologues
by Rhonda Musak
It's the search that actors never seem to end: the quest to find great, amazingly perfect, stunning, one-of-a-kind, out-of-this-world audition monologues. And not only that, but pieces that book the job...every time.

No small request and definitely no small feat. It's the kind of search that fills actors with consternation and a low-grade level of grumpiness. You know those pieces are out there, but where, oh where...

You've studied with me, you've booked the job -- now share the FAB news!

Azusa SheShe Dance
Congrats on your 3rd place win at The Apollo Theater.

Gary Ducoing
Congrats on recent singing recital.

Jenna Kantor
Congratulations on creating Fairytale Physical Therapy and for recent performances.

Andrew Rothkin
Congrats on recently directing The Great Debate at Manhattan Repretory Theatre.

Shade Rupe
Congrats on recent work on Crashing and Wonderstruck

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
~ Pablo Picasso ~

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Rhonda S. Musak

Hone your Art. Feed your Soul.