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Rhonda Musak, Acting Coach

As an acting coach, I help actors unlock the magic in their acting.
Many teachers only tell you "what" you need to work on but don't tell you "how" which IS the key to getting better quicker. With Rhonda you will receive strong, effective techniques that will give you straight forward ideas and answers that will serve you in the professional acting world. 
~ James Pravasilis ~
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I was surprised last year in early fall when I ran into someone on my emailing list who commented that they had not received my August Newsletter and...had I removed them from my mailing list?!? 

Goodness, NO! I would never do that. But CAUGHT, I was! I did not send the August Newsletter. And the same has been true for January. 

Way too much going on!

For starters -- Leap with Passion! 5 fabulous Leap workshops covering NYC, Chicago, Media, PA & Live/Online. Shout out to my fantastic hosts: Scott, Cristin & Courtney at Green Room Studio in Chicago, Angie at TwyckenSpace in Media, PA and Orietta at Theaterlab

Whether a host or a participant, THANK YOU to all for 5 outrageously inspirational Leap workshops!

I also attended APAP this year for the first time. YOW! It had been explained to me that APAP was something that really needed to be experienced, and truly it was. Part networking event, part conference, part expo and part showcase, the 5-day event was sprawling and expansive and I was thrilled to meet so many passionate artists and presenters doing their thing in huge and glorious ways. I'll definitely be back in 2019 with my solo show.

Speaking of which...2 more performances coming up! 

Rhonda Badonda: The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain
Rhonda Badonda:
The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain

Sat, March 3 @ 8 PM - UWS, NYC
Th, March 15 @ 7 PM - SUNY Purchase

Details & Tickets: Rhonda Badonda

You may notice that my Newsletter is shrinking! Yep.  I took my blog off line in the fall of 2017. And I ended both by Book Club for Actors and Drop-In Acting Class in December 2017.

It was honestly a bit scary to end these offerings, but now that it's done I know the timing was right. All of these programs have been truly  wonderful, but now it's time to do something brand sparkling new.

I'm in the process of realigning Art & Soul Acting into that "something new" new that I'm not even sure what it will be and I'm not even sure that it will still be called Art & Soul Acting! 

The acting world continues to change and I am beyond excited to find new ways to help you, my dear and lovely actors, meet the challenges of today's acting world.

So stick with me as I figure and sort, plot and plan and create something new and (I hope!) dazzling.

In the meantime, come see me for private coaching in person, via Skype or by phone.

Wishing you a month of wonders!

Rhonda Musak
Acting Coach
In Person.
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By Telephone.

Acting support that's all about you...exactly when you need it.

All private acting coaching sessions begin with a brief warm-up. A session can be used to focus on any of the following:
  • 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  
What makes Rhonda an amazing teacher is her ability to meet you where you are, connect and identify your needs in that moment -- she does what every great teacher does, leads until you can take the lead with confidence. No matter what mood I am in when I arrive to a session with Rhonda, I leave feeling like an artist that is back on the right course in the journey.
~ Shea Davies ~

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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 2018!!!
2018 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 2019!!!
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I've never before felt so sure that my new year's resolutions are totally possible and will unquestionably be integrated into my life in the year ahead. I am amazed at how much I've already forged ahead with my goals...
~ Kim Chinh

Featured Article
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 10th year? Read on: 


The Key to a Great Monologue Relationship, The Start of a Love Affair
by Rhonda S. Musak

I started out writing this week's article by focusing on where exactly an actor can find really great monologues. But then I realize that there's a lot to be said about what actually makes a monologue great. And not only great in general, but specifically great for the actor who is doing the piece.

The search for these audition gems can often send actors spinning off into outer space...

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

Emily Cordes
Congrats on 2 recent projects:
  • It's An Undead World After All - Theatre
  • The Wonderful World of Science - Theatre
Kevin Cusick
NFL - National Commercial

Kevin Cusick
Grave Secrets - TV
Role: Lead Detective
Discovery ID

Psacoya Guinn
Be Here Now - Theatre
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
February 9-March 11

Chuck Marti
Congrats on recent performance:
Muffins in the Window - Stand Up

Congrats on 2 recent projects:
  • He Hurt HImself in His Confusion - Theatre
  • I Carry Your Heart - Theatre/Reading
Xavier Rivera-Hurtado
AT&T - Commercial

Meg Supina
Lili Marlene - Off-Broadway Musical
St. Luke's Theatre

Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
~ Rumi ~

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Rhonda S. Musak

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