Anyone remember Zoom on PBS?
I LOVED that show as a kid and I even learned how to sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star in their made-up language Ubbi Dubbi. (Twubbinkubble, Twubbinkubble, Lubbittubble Stubbar...)
Now, however, the Zoom everyone is talking about is an online app that is connecting people who are stuck in isolation in order to flatten the curve for COVID-19. I'm amazed at how easy it is to use and how well it works. You just click on the link I send you, follow the instructions and you can join us for our first acting class in this strange new way of being in the world.
I did a quick survey on Facebook and a LOT of folks responded, so I bit the proverbial bullet and created a Zoom hangout so we can all get together and keep working during this slowdown. I had my first Zoom session with John Taber, a talented young actor who has been doing private coaching with me online, and it went really well.
Look for another email on Tuesday morning, March 31, with more details, but if you aren't on my email list, just use the information below to get signed into the Zoom meeting. (Note that I am using a password for this meeting. If you want to forward this to anyone, please feel free to do so and include all of this information.)
Wayne Pyle is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Wayne Pyle's Ongoing Zoom Acting Class
Time: Mar 31, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 291 116 297
There is NO CHARGE for joining us on Tuesday evenings and no obligation to participate if you do. You can just come and hang out and listen if you'd like. Seriously. I know everyone is struggling right now and I want to make sure we keep working so we're ready when things start up again.
If, however, you would like to make a donation through Venmo or PayPal we will certainly accept anything you're able to contribute to keep us going. You can find me on Venmo at Wayne Pyle or on PayPal through my email address firstname.lastname@example.org
I am also still offering private coaching through Zoom or Skype for the usual $65/hour. We can work on acting either technique or the business, prep a monologue, work on your reels or voice over or talk about how you can prepare for when auditions start up again, pretty much everything we could do in the studio. You can still book private coaching through my booking app by CLICKING THIS LINK.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday evening.
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.