Check Out Balm’s Raves

Balm in Gilead has received a couple RAVE reviews…here’s a little taste of the action: “In an almost unfairly short two hours, we are suddenly absorbed into the life of a dingy all-night diner in 1965, trafficked by the thirty vulnerable “lost souls” of local renegades, prostitutes (both male and female), drug dealers, hustlers, and …

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en·sem·ble

en·sem·ble by Mariel Matero Definitions of “ensemble”(pronounced ahn-sahm-buhl.): –a group of supporting entertainers, as actors, dancers, and singers, in a theatrical production -all the parts of a thing taken together, so that each part is considered only in relation to the whole –the entire costume of an individual, esp. when all the parts are in …

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Incubator of Creativity

Incubator of Creativity: Reviving Lanford Wilson’s Balm in Gilead at NY’s T. Schreiber Studio by Erica Lauren McLaughlin When I first accepted the role of Bonnie in Balm in Gilead, I thought “this will be a breeze”. I should have known then I would be in big, big trouble. As an actress who had taken …

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Behind the Scenes-B.I.G.

…yesterday we had a very sexy photo shoot at Apotheke for Balm in Gilead Here are a behind the scenes teaser shots: For a deeper look inside the photo shoot check out our Facebook …And to experience the sexiness yourself have a drink at Apotheke 9 Doyers Street New York, NY 10013-5117 (212) 406-0400

New Podcast!

Terry Schreiber and Peter Jensen discuss upcoming productions Balm in Gilead, The Changing Room and You Never Can Tell with NYTheatre.com’s Martin Denton Listen To Podcast at NYTheatre.com! With fall quickly approaching, it is time to turn our attention to the upcoming seasons at various indie theater companies. With this in mind, moderator Martin Denton …

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More Rave Reviews for Joking!

“Chalk up another success for the T. Schreiber Studio. Its latest production, Joking Apart, does full justice to Alan Ayckbourn’s hysterically sad, sadly hysterical story of the golden, lucky Richard and Anthea and their not-so-golden, not-so-lucky, frankly envious friends.” –Show Showdown “…the play is a riot, and director Peter Jensen and actors Alison Blair, Michael …

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Conversations with Alfred Molina

Alfred 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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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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GREAT ACTORS

Great 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

We 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?

Exactly 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

There is nothing you can act that is richer than what you are. Great 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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THE EMOTIONAL RECALL

I 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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7 Backstage Awards!

T. Schreiber Studio has received seven Backstage Readers’ Choice Awards: Favorite Acting Company to Act with – 2010 Favorite Off-Off Broadway Theatre Company – 2010 & 2009 Favorite Scene Study Class – 2009 Favorite Dialect Coach (Page Clements) – 2009 Favorite Cold Reading Class – 2009 Favorite Vocal Coach (Page Clements) – 2009 Thank you …

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T. Schreiber Studio is One of New York’s 50 Best Places to Keep Your Spirit Alive

T. Schreiber Studio Play the leading role in your own discovery Terry Schreiber says that acting begins for many as an escape from their lives, but eventually it becomes a journey to truth. It requires the courage to stand emotionally naked, open and vulnerable. Acting, he concludes, demands dedication of mind, heart and will.nnThe halls …

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Conversations With Paul Haggis

ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING screenwriter and director Paul Haggis, best known for his groundbreaking movie Crash and for his screenplay of Million Dollar Baby, joined the studio for a “Conversations With” evening on March 21st. This Sunday night series provides an opportunity for actors to learn and hear from established actors, directors and playwrights in a very …

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