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RSM New Years Eve 2011
Rhonda Musak, Acting Coach

As an acting coach, I help actors unlock the magic in their acting.
I thoroughly enjoy Rhonda's energy and her commitment to the creative process. Her generosity of spirit and the soulful way she approaches the work is powerful, transformative.
~ Duvall O'Steen ~
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With a turning of the clock and the dropping of a glittery ball we have landed in 2017...Happy New Year! Wishing you a year filled with marvels and wonders beyond your imagination!

In fact, why not ensure that your year is, indeed, filled with marvels and wonders by taking a running...

Leap with Passion into 2017!!!

Just this past week I took myself through my own Leap with Passion (I can't actually take the group workshop and lead it at the same time!). 

I had thought I had a good sense of what 2017 held in store for me, but by the time I finished the workshop I had discovered soooo much more. And because the discoveries were surprising and exciting I feel a tremendous motivation to move powerfully forward on all of it in the next year.

I've been completely blown away over the past 9 years by not only what I've been able to accomplish because of Leap with Passion but also by the accomplishments of workshop participants.

I've heard about the huge shifts that participants have made that have allowed them to:
  • do projects that they had only dreamt about
  • meet the love of their lives
  • follow a new passion
  • break through old blocks
  • have more inner peace
  • get married
  • travel
  • take risks
  • book more acting work
  • create good in the world
  • deepen their family life and
  • become more masterful in their work.
I'm truly astounded by the feedback I have received and deeply honored to present this work each year. 

My 9th annual Leap workshop will be held three more times - - twice in NYC and once live/online. And it's not just for actors, all are welcome.

If you're looking for a powerful shift in your life as this new year dawns -- one that will carry you throughout 2017 -- then I invite you to join us! Details are below. 

In other studio news, my Wednesday evening  Drop-In Acting Class  is on holiday/Leap with Passion break for the month of January; class will begin on February 1st. See complete details below and save the date! 

And for you passionate readers, the  Book Club for Actors is back in action! Check out our 36th featured playwright below.

May 2017 surpass all your expectations - - Happy New Year!

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.

* Save The Date *
We are currently on holiday/Leap with Passion break. Class will resume on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 6 PM. Join us!

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 36th Book Club for Actors will focus on the plays of: 
Wendy Wasserstein
Remaining Reading Weeks

The Book Club for Actors is offered twice. Please choose one of two meetings: 

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

Read plays from the following selection of Wendy Wasserstein's work:
  • The Heidi Chronicles *
  • Uncommon Women and Others - play or film
  • The Object of My Affection - film
  • The Sisters Rosensweig
  • An American Daughter
  • Old Money
  • Third
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 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 Musak's amazing Leap With Passion workshop offers a structured, inspiring, creative approach to defining where you want to go, what you want to do and who you want to be.
~ Gareth Hendee ~

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.

What inspired my Leap with Passion workshop, now in its 9th year? Read on:

Get Rid of New Year's Resolutions that Don't Stick Once and For All
by Rhonda S. Musak
A handful years ago, in the middle of a sweltering July day, my sister turned to me and said, "My New Year's resolution is going really well." Caught completely off guard, I searched through my mind for a moment of time that was not humid and 97 degrees.

I finally recalled that yes, at the beginning of that year, I too had New Year's resolutions! And that's where our similarities ended: I had zero recollection of my "life-changing" resolutions that were designed as the New Year arrived with its fresh hope...

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

January student news will be included in the February Newsletter.

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
~ J. B. Priestly ~

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