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Rhonda Musak 12.01.11
Rhonda Musak, Acting Coach

As an acting coach, I help actors unlock the magic in their acting.
Rhonda is such a good teacher. She is good because she has passion and believes in what she does. I've had many teachers and only a few can hold a class for the entire time. Rhonda is one of them.
~ Chuck Marti ~
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Merry December greetings! The kickoff of December is also the kickoff of my 9th annual one-of-a-kind, life-changing workshop:

Leap with Passion

If you haven't yet experienced my 5-hour Leap with Passion workshop, I invite you to do so in order start the new year right and even to create some much-needed balance and harmony during this post-election period. 

The workshop offers a quiet space to breathe, reconnect and restore in an atmosphere that is soothing, peaceful and joyful.

I'm definitely looking forward to shutting everything off so I can experience my own Leap with Passion and I hope you'll join me at one of my upcoming workshops in New York, Chicago or, from anywhere else in the world, Online/Live.

But before that, I hope you will join both myself and Bobby Holder as we co-lead our second acting intensive this year:
ACT: A 1-Day Intensive
Acting, Career Choices, and 
Thriving in Film, TV & Theatre

This 6-hour acting intensive will be held on Saturday,November 19 and will feature: 
  • an NYC agent -- meeting and film submission
  • my one-of-a-kind strategy to fantastic cold readings, and 
  • Bobby Holder's phenomenal, not-to-be-missed breakdown of the agent interview
It's going to be a powerful day! Complete details are below and space is limited so register now to ensure
your spot.

The  Drop-In Acting Class  has two more sessions before holiday break begins and the  Book Club for Actors is already on break. Please see complete details below.

And finally, I'm thrilled to be a part of:
The Slash Generation

You know what I mean, "I'm an acting coach/actor/life coach..." Who wears only one hat anymore? 

Check out my 1:20 video on Facebook at:  The Slash Generation

Be sure to LIKE the page and #embracetheslash.

Wishing you a glittery holiday season!

Rhonda Musak
Acting Coach
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.

* Holiday Schedule *
Please join us for our last class of 2016 on Wednesday, December 14. We will then be on holiday/Leap with Passion break. Class will resume on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

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:

What does it take to create a successful career as an actor? Put the pieces together during this dynamic acting/business-of-acting intensive and complete the day strong by submitting a filmed scene to our featured agent. Magic!
ACT: A 1-Day Intensive
Acting, Career Choices, and Thriving in Film, TV & Theatre

Co-Led by Rhonda S. Musak & Bobby Holder

Both Bobby and Rhonda have seen it again and again: highly skilled actors doing themselves in in the audition room by making a series of small technical errors. It is heartbreaking! Sometimes, the mistakes are in the cold reading and sometimes the mistakes are in the interview and, more often than not, they are in both.

But this doesn't have to be the case. Technical errors can be easily corrected. And once corrected, the actor's game realigns to a much higher level allowing their acting work and their talent to shine through so they can book the role and do what they love most-act.


* Agent Meet & Greet: Meet an agent.
You'll start the day informed and inspired with a meet & greet with our featured NYC agent. This will be an opportunity to meet the agent and hear about their work and their agency. The agent will depart after this meet & greet, but the conversation will help set the course for the work that you will be doing during the rest of the workshop...which will lead to a filmed submission of your work to this agent.

* Agent Interview: Bobby is going to repair your interviewing mistakes and upgrade your interviewing skills. 
Have you ever struggled to understand exactly what is required in order to give a powerful agent interview? Bobby's one-of-a-kind, perspective-shifting approach to the agent interview will leave you confidence that no matter where you are in your career you can ace it. He will teach you how to take the awkward out of the situation so you can be in control and present yourself in a way that will leave a both an excellent and lasting impression. 

* Cold Reading: Rhonda is going to iron out your cold reading errors and structure your cold reading technique.
If you want to book the job -- and you definitely do! -- then you absolutely must nail the cold reading. Sometimes actors approach cold readings in a throw-up-your-hands-and-hope-for-the-best fashion-a haphazard method, at best. Weather for film, TV or stage, having a structured approach to cold readings guarantees that you will be able to make the most powerful acting choices when the pressure is on. Rhonda will lead you through her clear, comprehensive and structured approach to cold readings that will put the power in your hand so you can get the most out of cold readings at every audition.

* Film Submission: Film your work from the day.
To complete the day strong, and to also bring us right back to where we began, Rhonda & Bobby will film your slate/pitch and the scene you will have just prepared during the cold reading portion of the day. The filmed work will then be submitted to the agent you met earlier in the day.

WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 11 AM-5 PM


Space is limited.

* $195
* $150 for Art & Soul Acting Students and  for TAPNYC Members and Alumni 

To register, 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.


** Holiday Schedule **
The Book Club for Actors is now on holiday break. The next playwright will be announced in early January 2017...stay tuned! 
Save The Date!
February book club meetings are as follows: 

WHEN: Monday, February 20, 7-9 - East Village
              Saturday, February 25, 3-5 - East Village

For a complete list of play and playwrights the Book Club for Actors has already covered, please visit: Book Club for Actors Archive.
In The Press 
Curious to know more about the Book Club for Actors?  Please check out following articles: 
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 2017!!!
Do you get near the end of the year wishing you had the time to slow down and take stock of your life in order to make changes that stick for the New Year? And then in a blur of the holiday rush, the next thing you's February. 

That's exactly why the Leap with Passion Workshop was created!

Tiffany Hodges on why the Leap with Passion workshop is her annual must.
Tiffany Hodges on why the Leap with Passion workshop is her annual must.

In this 5-hour workshop, participants will have the opportunity to:  
  • Powerfully complete the past year and joyfully celebrate its greatest accomplishments.
  • Turn the challenges of past year into fuel for the next.
  • Learn an amazing goal-setting technique that is the difference that makes the difference in terms of "sticking to it."
  • Design 3 life changing, personal focuses for the year ahead that are achievable and really inspire.
  • Discover who they need to be and they actions they need to take in order to succeed in accomplishing their 3 focuses.
  • Express and joyfully celebrate life.
Rhonda has touched me in many ways, personally and professionally - and no more so than through her amazing LEAP WITH PASSION workshop which combines the best of so many of her gifts.  What a perfect way to start a new year: with clear focus and passionate vitality!
~ Andrew Rothkin ~

Leap with Passion into 2017 will be offered 4 times:
  • Wed, Dec 28, 2016 - Chicago
  • Saturday, January 7, 2017 - NYC
  • Saturday, January 14, 2017 - Online Live
  • Sunday, January 15, 2017 - NYC
Having attended Rhonda's workshop both online and in person, I found them to be equally powerful. Rhonda's keen sense of timing and ability to focus my attention works its magic just as beautifully on screen as she does in person.
~ Kim Chinh ~

For complete details & registration, please visit:

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

Cryptic at best, the phrase "more energy" leads actors down all sorts of wrong paths. Learn what this phrase really means and your work comes alive.

You finish your scene in rehearsal and look to your director. Your director responds with "More energy." Ugh! As an actor, it's likely that at one point or another you've heard this phrase, or something like it. You may only hear it every now and then, or you may hear it constantly.

But what does it mean? And how in the world does this idea of energy specifically apply to the actor...

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

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Recent film & TV projects:
* Healing - Independent Film - Family Member
* Mating - TV Pilot - Featured Background
* Orange Is the New Black  - Family Member 
* The Only Living Boy In New York - Film
* Homeland 
* Power

Kevin Cusick
Deadman's Barstool - Feature Film
Directed by Dean Dempsey
Role:  News Reporter

Shea Davies
Stripes - Short Film
The Office of Unsent Letters - Short Film

Andrew Rothkin
White Rabbit Sexcapades
Artistic Director, White Rabbit Productions/Lyricist
Saturday, February 11th at 9:30 PM
The Duplex

Gena West
Find a Penny, Pick it Up - Short Film

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
~ Eleanora Duse ~

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Rhonda S. Musak

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