Sunday, February 21, 2010

Introducing the NYTHEATRE BLOG

Starting today, I am launching a new blog which will be a successor to the nytheatre i.

It is called, with sparkling simplicity, THE NYTHEATRE BLOG, and you can find it at

I will leave this blog intact for now -- so all of the nytheatre i archives will remain here at this location. But I don't expect to be adding any new posts, so please switch (or add) your bookmark to the new address.

Over at THE NYTHEATRE BLOG I will be laying out, in the next few weeks, some new ideas and plans for my blogging that I hope will be useful and worthwhile for all of my readers!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

29th Street Rep Artistic Director to Teach Beginners' Acting Class

This is from David Mogentale, the artistic director of 29th Street Rep (and a fine actor and director in his own right):

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After many years at 29th Street Rep (sixteen as Artistic Director) I have been teaching a very small, mostly advanced acting class on Sunday nights at 7pm. I have been doing this since October 2008. I have recently had a yearning to teach a class with people who have no (or little) acting experience. I want it to be a fun and enjoyable time for people who may want to get into acting or just are interested in the process of theater itself. I want them to get a feeling for the craft and an enthusiasm for the art itself.

So if you are interested in taking this class where:

- You will have a teacher who will not talk your ear off and expound on how much he might know.
- You will (mostly) be working on scenes and monologues instead of this mumbo jumbo stuff that I, and everybody else has experienced in a beginner class.
- You are not scared off by someone who will actually say things that you may have never heard, nor hope to hear again.
- You will have something to do EVERY time. Something that I will probably give you from plays, monologues or exercises we have done here at 29th Street Rep. Visceral, hard-hitting stuff. Stuff that I have a feeling for...but stuff you can (hopefully) handle.
- You will prepare for every class (as will your teacher).
- You will show up on time for every class AND HAVE FUN.

...then this beginner brutal acting class might just work out well for you!

- 8 week session (no more than 10 people)
- (February 28-April 25) - Off Easter week.
- Every Sunday evening 7-10 or 11pm or untill we get everything done.
- In my studio space
- 212 West 29th Street-3rd Floor

$400 bucks...I'm worth it. 212 465-0575

Note: this class is NOT for the advanced actor