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May greetings! 

In (very) big news last month I reported that there was a dove nesting on my fire escape. Well, now there are four -- mama dove, poppa dove and two baby dovelings!

It's been a great month at Art & Soul Acting, as well. Many thanks to all of the attendees at the recent Book Club for Actors meetings focusing on the works of Amy Herzog. Those were some compelling conversations! The next playwright that we will be focusing on is announced below. Join us and make play reading fun.

And if you're looking for an acting class to ground your technique and inspire your soul, join us each Wednesday night for my  Drop-In Acting Class.

Are you on Twitter and have been wondering where I've been...I'm back! And it is so good to be back and connect with my acting friends from all over the world. You can catch me there tweeting acting tips and more. If you are on my email list and I'm not yet following you, be sure to say hello so I know to follow back. You can find me at @ArtNSoulActing.

This past month I had the joy to perform my solo show,  Rhonda Badonda: The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain, for a group of people who are doing some truly mind blowing work in the world of healing.  Here I am during a panel discussion at the Postural Restoration Institute's symposium on healing through sound.

It was an honor to share my own story of healing through sound and connect with so many insightful attendees through the process. This event truly exemplified for me the power of the theatre to heal and create change. 

Wishing you much joy on the journey this month!


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:

Saturday, June 25, 3-5 PM
Monday, June 27, 7-9 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 so glad that I attended Rhonda's Leap with Passion workshop. I discovered amazing things that I hadn't seen about this past year and I now have a new and inspiring approach to my goals and dreams for the year ahead! I found myself making different choices today because of the work I did in Rhonda's workshop, and I'm excited for the New Year to come!
~ Elizabeth Browning ~

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

Are you memorizing your lines like your reading them off the inside of your mind? Here's how to break that limiting habit (and others) and get some real acting returns for your line memorization investment.


Why Doesn't Anybody Talk About the Importance of Line Memorization?

by Rhonda S. Musak
Line memorization in terms of acting technique does not get a lot of play. Thinking about the myriad of acting books that I have read, I cannot recall it ever having been mentioned. Maybe that's because everybody figures you just have to memorize the lines in order to do scripted work-plain and simple...get 'er done.

But behind the scenes I hear a slightly different story as a coach. Many actors are actually greatly challenged by memorizing lines and would love to find better and easier ways to make that part of the job more efficient-and at the very least, more effective...

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

Kevin Cusick
Congratulations on your recent role in the film The Devil's Five.

The Devil's Five -- 55-second Trailer

Jenna Kantor
Congratulations on the creation of your The Little Mermaid-themed show, now touring children's wards at NYC hospitals.

Meghan O'Malley
Congratulations on your TAPNYC Monologue Challenge Top 5 win.

Andrew Rothkin
Congratulations on recently directing a reading of Brooklyn of Light  for your company, White Rabbit Productions.

Azusa SHESHE Dance
Congratulations on your TAPNYC Monologue Challenge Top 5 win.

Julie Voshell
Upcoming reading:  A Delicate Thing of the Time I Found Sam

Real generosity toward the future consists
in giving all to what is present. 

~ Albert Camus ~

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Rhonda S. Musak

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