Aug 302018
 

August 30, 2018

Voice Coach

Acting Teacher

Welcome to the Revolution!  John Patrick is calling for a radical change to the way we approach voice work and actor training. 

Click here to listen to John Patrick’s thoughts on Actor Training.

Sam Shepard Quote:

“I feel there are territories within that are totally unknown.
Huge, mysterious and dangerous territories. We think we know ourselves, when we really know only this little bitty part. We have this social person that we present to each other. We have all these galaxies inside of us.

And if we don’t enter those in art, of one kind or another, whether it’s playwriting, or painting or music, or whatever, then I don’t understand the point in doing anything.

I try to go into parts of myself that are unknown. And I think that those parts are related to everybody. They’re not unique to me. They’re not my personal domain.

Catharsis is getting rid of something. I’m not looking to get rid of it, I’m looking to find it. I’m not doing this in order to vent demons. I want to shake hands with them.”

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Jul 312018
 

UntitledThe Taming of the Shrew, Act 5, Scene 2
Kate
July 31, 2018

 

       

Liz Wisan is performing Kate in her first season at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.  What surprises does she have for the role and does Hudson Valley have for her?  A rousing interview about love and relationships ensues.

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Here is a link to Liz talking about clowns and her company The New Neighborhood.  

Jun 292018
 

UntitledRichard II; Act 3, Scene 2
Richard
July 1, 2018

 

       

In her second season at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Julia Coffey takes on the role of Richard II, Shakespeare’s most famous deposed king.  It’s a play which bridges the gap between the medieval and the modern world, and with a woman in the title role, this production opens some intriguing questions about the times we’re living in today.

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For tickets and information about the production of Richard II, please click here:

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

May 302018
 

UntitledHenry V; Prologue
Chorus
May 31, 2018

 

   

Like a great Jazz Musician, Shakespeare uses Iambic pentameter as the underlying time signature to his rhetorical flourishes.  David Hammond explores this and many other ways of approaching the first playwright to give his characters language that pursues objective actions.

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Apr 242018
 

The Lost Letters of William ShakespeareUntitled
April 24, 2018

 

 

Years ago, Terry Tamminen was given a treasure trove of letters, reported as written by Shakespeare.  Are they real?  If so, they give a never before seen insight into the life of the playwright we know as William Shakespeare.

 

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Mar 282018
 

UntitledOthello; Act 2, Scene 3
Iago
March 28, 2018

 

  

“What’s he then that says I play the villain?”  Iago may be the baddest of Shakespeare’s bad guys, so what’s the trick to keeping the audience on your side when you’re clearly up to no good?  According to our guest Lee Nishri-Howitt, the answer lies in the structure.  Join us for a conversation with Lee about his journey from a non-native speaker of English, to becoming a professional vocal and dialect coach.

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Mar 152018
 

 

Alone on stage and getting laughs, Michael Urie had a question.  The answer is not what he expected.

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Feb 282018
 

UntitledHamlet; Act 2, Scene 2
Hamlet

February 27, 2018

 

      

Is Hamlet the Paragon of animals or a Quintessence of dust? For Michael Urie, appearing at the Shakespeare Theater of DC, Hamlet is mentally and emotionally ambidextrous and has more than a few tricks up his sleeve.  Mr. Urie, who is directed by Michael Kahn, brings clarity to Hamlet’s journey by trusting the text and using himself to the fullest.

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Jan 262018
 

UntitledMacbeth; Act 3, Scene 1
Macbeth

January 25, 2018

 

Benjamin Curns has been with the American Shakespeare Center for 16 years.  In this interview with a recent black belt, Ben describes the magic of ASC, the perspective he has gained over the years and dives deep into an oft overlooked speech from Macbeth.

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Dec 152017
 

   The Winter’s Tale Act 3, Scene 2Untitled
Paulina

December 15, 2017

 

 

Have Bard, Will Travel!  The Public Theater’s Mobil Unit brings Shakespeare all over the 5 boroughs of NYC.  Patrena Murray, playing Paulina in the Mobile Unit’s production of The Winter’s Tale, talks the audiences, the impact and of course what is going on in one of Shakespeare’s most beloved “problem” plays.

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