Hello, Hudson Valley Actors.
I hope this post finds you all healthy and in a good frame of mind. We do have confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Paltz. Please heed the calls for social distancing, hand washing and staying inside as much as you can.
For the near future it looks like we will not be having any classes at The Carriage House in New Paltz. I am working on projects we can do together to make this time productive and as stress-less as possible. Heidi and I have no work and minimal income since film and tv production have shut down and I'm sure a LOT of you are in the same predicament. If anyone would like to talk for any reason, please shoot me a text to (917) 655-5853, I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
I posted several videos last week, but they understandably got very little response, so I wanted to post them here just in case they got lost in your email. I've been trying to use an email program called MailChimp, but I'm afraid my posts may be going into your Spam folders. Please check on that for me and make sure you add me to your address book.
Crystal Tweed did an excellent job with the first online VO GYMDO challenge. Listen to her recording below.
John Taber and I had our first online Skype private acting coaching session. He did an EXCELLENT JOB working through a scene we are going to shoot with him and Willoughby when all of this social distancing is in the past. Here's a screen shot of our session. I wrote this scene for him and Willoughby based on an event that happened to Willoughby in Summer Camp last summer. We also went through some improv games and acting exercises all while staying at home! If you're interested in online private acting coaching, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Here is the original video message about the COVID-19 shutdown and the individual videos for the Stay-at-Home Challenges for each of the ongoing classes. I'll be posting more very soon! Please look for them in your email.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay informed. Keep me posted and let me know if you NEED ANYTHING and I will do what I can to help. We will get through this!
Wayne Pyle is a SAG/AFTRA/AEA actor, acting coach and adventurer living and creating in the Hudson Valley and beyond. His extensive film & tv credits can be seen on IMDb by CLICKING HERE.