Thursday, March 23, 2006
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Wednesday, March 22, 2006
"Man, Moment, Machine". The show "explores the history-making intersection
between a dynamic leader, a significant moment in time and an important
technology". Congratulations, Jennifer!
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Wednesday, March 08, 2006
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Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Recently NPR did an interview with the leader of the band, Stuart Murdoch. There is a link above to a screen (actually the title of this entry is the link: "worth listening to"") where you can click to hear the interview or read a trancscript. Murdoch is an incredibly thoughtful guy, and a great artist. I would say there is something Chekhovian about his way of seeing and rendering things. He talks about how he started the band as he pulled out of a prolonged struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and he also talks about how he is becoming increasingly open in his music about his spirituality and his religious feeling. In session 1 of the Monday night class, I always make sure that Stanislavsky's characterization of acting as the birth of the soul through art gets mentioned. The more I work with the technique, the more I see how fitting this characterization of acting is, so I was very moved to hear Murdoch talking in this way. Belle and Sebastian were very important to me in the years before I moved out to CA and kind of pulled out of a rut myself, so it was really interesting to hear him talk about this. So you might want to give it a listen.
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Monday, March 06, 2006
If you are looking for some entertainment tonight check me out on the premier episode of Pros vs. Joes.
I go head to head with some weak old pros like Jerry Rice, Dennis Rodman, Matt Williams, Jim McMahon, and the beast Bill Goldberg.
More info on www.spiketv.com
It should be fun!
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PS Miklos designed the utteracting site, so if you're ever looking for a website, he's your guy.
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Sunday, March 05, 2006
For those of you who have been in a cycle while we worked on Cold Sweat, and for anyone else: Neal Bell's play On the Bum is running now at Studio ACT, the producing entity for the conservatory. The play is a comedy about doing government-sponsored theater in the sticks during the Depression. But as always with Neal, it packs a bit more of a wallop than your average comedy. Anyway, the production is beautifully conceived and staged. The acting is a bit uneven but there are a few fine performances. I would recommend it highly. In the end it is actually quite moving. And for those of you who know the play Cold Sweat intimately, you will be in for a couple of surprises with this play.
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Friday, March 03, 2006
The director is Eric Escobar, who teaches film at SFSU. The short (which played
Sundance in 2004 and starred Renee O'Connor of "Zena
Warrior Princess" fame) is titled "One Weekend A
Month". He's developing it into a feature and is
shooting this scene as part of the development
process. The feature is yet untitled. You can watch
the short at
Posted by Andrew Wood Acting Studio at 11:28 PM
I saw the movie Tristram Shandy this weekend. It is a delightful British comedy about the madcap world of independent filmmaking. Not to be missed! Showing at the Clay.
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The show opens March 10, and plays March 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, April 1, 7, 8. All shows are at 8 PM, at the Exit Theater, on Eddy between Mason & Taylor. Reservations can be made by emailing the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Andrew Wood Acting Studio at 11:21 PM