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Rhonda Musak, Acting Coach

As an acting coach, I help actors unlock the magic in their acting.
Rhonda Musak generates so much passion, drive and knowledge that you can't help but learn and challenge yourself.
~ Bellisant Corcoran-Mathe ~
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May is here and that means...Tony Nominations! I was thrilled to see that my scenic designer for Ondine, Mimi Lien, is nominated for her design for Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. If you haven't seen them yet, you can check out 2017 nominations at Variety.

In studio news, my weekly & ongoing  Drop-In Acting Class is currently in session. You can find full details below and at my website. If you're looking for a class that both grounds your technique and inspires your soul, I invite you to drop into my Wednesday night class.

The featured playwright for the next  Book Club for Actors is announced below; however, the meeting dates are TBA. I will be announcing those July dates in the next two weeks.

Wishing you a beautiful and productive merry month of May!

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.

Class is currently in session, weekly & ongoing...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 for stage or film: 
  • Monologues
  • Cold Readings
  • Audition Process & Technique
  • On-Camera Audition Recording
  • 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 38th Book Club for Actors will focus on the plays of: 
David Ives
Remaining Reading Weeks
12-ish...will depend on dates which are still TBA

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

Monday, July TBA, 7-9 - East Village
Saturday, July TBA, 3-5 - East Village

Read plays from the following selection of David Ives' work:
  • Venus in Fur *
  • All in the Timing: Six One-Act Comedies
  • The Liar
  • The Heir Apparent
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: 
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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!!!
2017 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 2018!!!
Dates TBA

I found myself making different choices today because of the work I did in Rhonda's workshop.
~ Elizabeth Browning ~

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

Our distracted culture is of no service to actors. Here's a remedy that is sure to give your acting a boost:

Acting Lessons from a Distracted Audience
by Rhonda Musak
As my cousin and I were getting ready recently to see a Broadway show, I was musing about my next topic for this blog. Being very familiar with the Book That Job Blog (she is after all Art & Soul Acting's fabulous editor-in-chief), she suggested that I review the show we were about to see.

I told her I would happily leave the reviewing to the critics. Had I, though, chosen to write a review, what happened on stage at that night's performance was hardly the main event-what really got my attention was what was happening right in the audience...

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Sometimes actors feel like the audience is an enemy. Here's how to make friends with those ever-watchful people and become a stronger actor because of it:


What Do You Do with Those People Called the Audience?
by Rhonda Musak

You step onto the stage and there they are-boom, the audience! In fact, you can't escape them. Try as you might to hide out, every time you peek over your shoulder, there they are watching, watching, watching. You don't know who these people are! What do they want? Why don't they look somewhere else!?!

If you resonate even a bit with these sentiments, I promise you, you are not alone...

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

Renita Biddle
The Kentucky Tragedy
Ellen Reardon

Kevin Cusick
Enhanced Interrogation - Short Film
FBI Director Andrew

Kevin Cusick
Six Degrees of Murder - TV
ID Network

Psacoya Guinn
The Winter's Tale - Theatre
MaineStage Shakespeare

Psacoya Guinn
Congrats on recent theatre performance:
Macbeth - Theatre
Columbia Stages

Lea McKenna-Garcia
Congrats on recent reading.

Elena Woughter
Congrats on your acceptance:
Gaiety School of Acting - Dublin, Ireland

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."
~ Mary Anne Radmacher ~

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Rhonda S. Musak

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