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Rhonda Musak, Acting Coach

As an acting coach, I help actors unlock the magic in their acting.
Rhonda  has this amazing ability to communicate acting technique clearly and concisely which helps to remove personal blocks so you can get out of your head and into the groove where magic happens.  
~ Tiffany Hodges ~
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It's hard to believe that 6 years have passed since I officially launched Art & Soul Acting on October 26, 2010. 
Happy Birthday
Art & Soul Acting!

I am immensely grateful for my fabulous students and wonderful colleagues and friends along this path who have, indeed, touched my heart and my soul.  You all inspire me continually!

Over these past 6 years Art & Soul Acting has offered:
  • Acting Classes - since in 2011
  • Private Acting Coaching - in person in NYC & online 
  • Book Club for Actors - now on our 35th playwright
  • Book That Job Blog & e-Zine
  • Summer Acting Intensive for Teens - since 2011
  • College Prep Program
  • Leap with Passion Workshop - going into our 9th year (this workshop began while I was teaching at the Elizabeth Browning Studio)
And I've been working on some exciting things for the near future that are currently under wraps, but I very much look forward to announcing soon.

In the meantime, check out the news below for the latest on  the Drop-In Acting Classthe next  Book Club for Actors  and for tentative Leap with Passion dates and more.

Thank you again for being a part of Art & Soul Acting!


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 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 35th Book Club for Actors will focus on the plays of: 
David Mamet

Remaining Reading Weeks

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

Monday, November 28, 7-9 PM
Saturday, December 3, 3-5 PM

East Village location will be e-mailed with RSVP confirmation.

Read plays from the following selection of David Mamet's work:
  • Glengarry Glen Ross *
  • Glengarry Glen Ross (1992 film)
  • American Buffalo
  • Speed-the-Plow
  • Bobby Gould in Hell
  • Oleanna
  • Wag the Dog (1997 film)
  • The Winslow Boy (1999 film)
  • State and Main (2000 film)
  • Race 
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.

Tentative Dates: Leap with Passion into 2017!!!
Leap 2017 celebrates the 9th year of the annual 
Leap with Passion Workshop.
  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - Chicago
  • Saturday, January 7, 2017 - NYC
  • Saturday, January 14, 2017 - Online Live
  • Sunday, January 15, 2017 - NYC
Before the workshop, I had a cloudy understanding of last year and did not have an active way to make changes for the New Year. After the workshop, I had clear and calm picture of the year ahead and a new way to approach it...
~ Stephanie Joiner ~

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

It's easy to begin questioning everything when, as an actor, you hit the middle ground -- that murky, formless place that's beyond where you started but not quite where you want to end up. There is, however, power and purpose in that place --  here's how to find it.

Eek! The middle ground. That place that is no longer the beginning, but it certainly doesn't match the vision you held for yourself before you took the very first step forward. Back there, right around the first step, everything seemed so shiny and possible. The dream you recall was mammoth, but you felt energized and invigorated by it and everyone around you was cheering you on.

But now that you're out of the gate and miles away from the start line, as an actor, you begin to notice that you are in some sort of formless, unremarkable, and less than spectacular middle ground...

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Pack a powerful audition punch by incorporating the given circumstances where into your auditioning. Here's how.

Elements of Auditioning: Where
by Rhonda S. Musak
When it comes to auditioning, an actor has to communicate a lot of things in an extremely brief amount of time.  The key then becomes finding ways to slow that time down and make sure that every second of the audition is the most potent it can be...

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

Renita Biddle
Congrats on recent film/TV/commercial projects:
* Who Was Rosanna Caligari
* The Detour
* Younger
* Blue Bloods
* A&E's The Way Home
* Never Knew Phone App
* Brooklyn Industrial Partnership

Kevin Cusick
Congratulations on recent work on HBO's  The Deuce.

Kevin Cusick
Check Kevin out in the pilot for the web series You're The Pest: EPISODE 1.

Shea Davies
Congratulations on recent industrial for Quantum Learning.

Tiffany Hodges
Check Tiffany out in the teaser for her series  Tick Tock.

Jenna Kantor

Duvall O'Steen
Theatre/Solo Show:  THRIVE
developed & performed by Duvall O'Steen 
United Solo Theatre Festival 
Monday, October 3 @ 9 PM
Saturday, October 8 @ 2 PM

Bianca Vitale
Theatre: My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis
Role: Lucia
October 8th - ongoing

Bianca Vitale
Congrats on the following:
Signing with Deborah Dotoli - Manager
Signing with Albert Bramante - Legit Agent
Getting your Equity Card

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
~ Ambrose Redmoon ~

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Rhonda S. Musak

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