Conversations with Alfred Molina

nnAlfred Molina, who is known for his roles in Spiderman 2, Prick Up Your Ears, Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Frida and can currently be seen on Broadway in Red, joined T. Schreiber Students for a “Conversations With…” evening on May 2nd. This Sunday night series provides an opportunity for …

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A Deeper Look Into Joking

Did you love Joking Apart but you have now idea what LOVE is? n Find the answer and more with our Joking Apart guide. Just click on the link below and enjoy! n CLICK HERE n n nn

Make Your Single a Double at the Joking Apart Singles Night

Make Your Single a Doublenat the Joking Apart Singles NightnnThursday May 27thnn6pm-8pm Singles Event at Prime Café (125 West 26th Street)nn2-for-1 drinks and mingling hosted by Daniel Packard: dating coach and star of Daniel Packard’s Live Group Sex Therapy Show!nn8pm-10pm Joking Apart, a comedy by Alan Ayckbourn, at T. Schreiber Studio (151 W. 26th Street, …

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OVERVIEW 2010

n n n n n n n May 2010. Claudia Shear wrote and stars in Restoration, directed by Christopher Ashley and about a woman commissioned to restore Michelangelo’s David for its 500th birthday, at New York Theatre Workshop. n n n May 2010. Ivette Dumeng just finished working with John Patrick Shanley in The Monkey …

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Joking Apart On Sale!

Joking Apart tickets are now on sale. Come get your tennis on! nhttps://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/720145nn$15 tickets with the discount code TSS15nn

Joking Apart as Vampire Weekend

Jake Gyllenhaal, Wu-Tang’s RZA, Lil Jon, and Joe Jonas… I don’t know about you but that makes me think of Joking Apart! The latest Vampire Weekend video strongly features tennis, including classic white balls, cute pleated skirts and Jake Gyllenhaal in tight shorts as does Joking Apart! Ok, we don’t have Jake in tight shorts …

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OVERVIEW 2009

n n n n June 2009. Ben Prayz appears as Banquo in the Secret Theatre Co. production of Macbeth, June 11 – 27 , plays Nick in a staged reading of Bullied for Misfit Toys Rep on June 23 and can be seen in the award-winning short film, The Humberville Poetry Slam which was produced, …

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OVERVIEW 2008

n n n n November 2008 – January 2009. Kira Sternback can be seen in the UK Premiere of Neil Labute’s In a Dark Dark House at The Almeida Theatre, under the direction of Michael Attenborough. n n n December 2008 and ongoing. Janet Saia-Feld can be seen on Broadway in Phantom of the Opera. …

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THE EMOTIONAL RECALL

nnI would like to illustrate what I have been advocating as a healthy way for an actor to go to their own well of experience in order to open up to character and script demand. I feel strongly that the Emotional Recall, “effective memory” or “sense memory”, first developed by Stanislavsky and reinterpreted by Strasberg, …

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GREAT ACTORS

nnGreat Actors reach out and touch us by what they give from themselves, their availability to themselves, to other actors in the scene, and the material. They fill us with feelings and responses because they have so generously and honestly connected and given of their own rich instrument. They accomplish this communication from a disciplined …

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THE ACTING BLOCKS

nnWe work with many varied exercises to help the actor get in touch with themselves, work deeply with inner conviction, and ultimately, validate that the source is there within them. In our work, we attempt to understand the acting blocks that stop the actor from opening up feelings and emotional responses that they would have …

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WHO HAS THE CORRECT THEORY?

nnExactly how best to create rich characters has been much debated in the acting world for over a century. Strasberg believed that digging into one’s personal life was the key to building the character. He encouraged actors to internalize everything before it is externalized. The other prophets of the craft like Meisner, Adler, Lewis broke …

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NOTHING YOU CAN ACT

nnThere is nothing you can act that is richer than what you are. nnGreat work is not about the actor becoming the character or ‘being someone else,’ – it’s about the actor knowing that the character will be whatever the actor brings to it from themselves. The more actors can open up and be available …

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THE ACTING CLASS

Prior to discussing the atmosphere and the process in the classroom it is very important that the actor thoroughly research the chosen place of study.nnNo actor, beginning or advanced, should enroll in a studio sight unseen. Attend an orientation, or forum, about the work- whichever the studio is offering- and insist on an interview/audition with …

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