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If I'm heading out of town to lead a Summer Acting Intensive for Teens then it must be June!

This year I am thrilled to be leading my weeklong, traveling workshop at May River Theatre in beautiful Bluffton, South Carolina. My week there will culminate in a performance of my solo show Rhonda Badonda: The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain.

My Wednesday evening Drop-In Acting Class is on break while I'm away and will resume on June 22.

We are on to our next playwright for the  Book Club for Actors: John Patrick Shanley. The originally announced dates have been changed. Please see below for new dates now in July.

And finally, please be sure to see my latest article below:  5 Mistakes Actors Make by Not Having an Acting Coach.

Wishing you a month of creative joy!


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:

Monday, July 25, 7-9 PM
Saturday, July 30, 3-5 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!!!
Dates TBA

Rhonda's workshop left me enlightened and excited to start the New Year.  I always tell myself, "I'm going to set goals this year," but never find the time or motivation to really think about what I want my future to be. Rhonda led us through a wonderful process that examined every aspect of goal setting and gave me the tools I need to follow them through to my dreams. 
~ Donna Baker ~

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

Think you can do it all on your own? Think again. Here are 5 reasons why having a coach in your corner is essential to the success of your acting career.


5 Mistakes Actors Make by Not Having an Acting Coach

by Rhonda S. Musak
I was recently having coffee with a casting director friend and the topic of acting training came up. She said, with a dreamy far-off gaze, that there was a time in the very recent past that when an actor was asked who their coach was the actor in question always responded with a name of a coach. "This actor" she said "was studying with so-and-so coach and that actor was studying with such-and-such coach..." Everybody was studying with somebody. That's just the way it was.
Now the response she has begun to hear more and more is, "I don't have an acting coach"...

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

Andrew Rothkin
The Magenta Yenta
Written & Driected by Andrew Rothkin
Manhattan Repretory Theatre
June 9, 11 & 12

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. 

~ Louisa May Alcott ~

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