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Here we go, join us  this week and have a more effective season like the alumni we brag about every week.  We want to post about you too! oxc

Fanshen PLUS:
Congrats to Argo cast member (and CSFA alum) FANSHEN COX   for her contributions to the best picture Oscar. And her own show ONE DROP OF LOVE  goes up March 5 and 6 8PM in the Arena Theater at Cal State U/ Los Angeles!

with Caryn West

Gear up for pilot season and get our 
Internet Readiness Review- the new”Pre-Read
so you are in tip top shape for CDs and appointments.
Script analysis and preparation checklists encourage new success habits, specificity & confidence. You will get lots of camera time working on preassigned sides, not last minute assignments in class… this with one of the busiest coaches on either coast.

“The time to absorb and reflect” 4 Weeker:

February 26 – March 19  Tuesday eves. 



“The fast and furious” Weekend:  

Also by SKYPE or FACETIME for NYC clients

where real, lasting craft is honed and the soul of our art is fed

co-taught by 2 working professionals
(esteemed theater director and co artistic director of BOSTON COURT)    
Monday eve.s  7-11pm
month to month  
( 8 week minimum commitment and by appt only)  
Its time to knock off the rust and get truly inspired about your craft, through deeper investigations of character, texts and styles. Work every week.  Our 2013 themes are “soulfulness and authenticity”.             

2 slots still open, call 818.693.4625 for appt/interview. Auditors welcome!

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CONGRATS to Scene Study alum & client  NECAR ZADEGAN!

1st client to book a series this 2013 season

(RAKE starring w/ Greg Kinnear on FOX and 13 episodes bought! )


Jimmy Ouyang

JIMMY OUYANG: “Caryn is an extremely comprehensive coach. I came from standup comedy. With Caryn, I’ve learned to immerse myself as a real actor, not just a comedian pretending to be an actor. Her class is not about the quick, shallow fixes; its about how to be a REAL, solid actor from the inside out. I’ve also found her meditation and breathing techniques extremely helpful in overcoming audition nerves. I recently booked a VERIZON national 4 commercial deal thanks to what I’ve learned”.
Tom Mendola TOM MENDOLA was just cast as a lead in LEND ME A TENOR at the Strasberg Institute!: “Caryn West’s scene study class is by far a cut above any other class or school  where I have previously studied. She has the technical knowledge and experience to cut right to what is holding an actor back. Her emphasis on the basics of the craft quickly fills in any gaps from previous training so an actor can move forward and improve.  Her passion and knowledge of the craft is deep and wide and she is willing to go all out to help you go as far as you want to go as an actor.”
Laurine Towler LAURINE TOWLER: “I just wanted to thank you for helping me to book my very first Law & Order episode (SVU)!  I attribute it to sitting in on your audition workshop years ago where you talked about the different acting styles needed for different TV shows and suggested (… a tool CW will reveal in class) for Law and Order auditions. I never forgot that and when the audition turned up out of the blue I did just that at the initial audition and callback and BOOKED IT! Thanks! I played a lawyer and had a nice scene with Mariska Hargitay & Danny Pino A delicious day!”





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GPP Oscar BBQ night


I’m personally inviting you to come watch that BIG AWARDS SHOW on a 30-foot wide
screen with me and Georgia’s entertainment leaders on Sunday evening, 2/24
at PC&E. We’ll have contests with BIG prizes, including a chance to win a flight
simulator experience worth $1500, a Four Seasons’ spa treatment and much more.
All this benefits the GPP to help grow our industry.

Mmmm… there’s food too! For our vegetarians, we have roasted veggie lasagna, a
chilled veggie medley, meatless green beans, coleslaw, breads and desserts. The
meat-eaters get LowCountry’s pulled smoked chicken, pulled pork barbecue and all
of their delicious fixins.

To wash it all down, there will be plenty of tea, coffee and beverages. Bring your own
specialty drink, may it be water, wine, beer or whatever. If you’re feeling social, bring
extra bottles to share.

Once you buy your tickets, you can vote on-line for your favorite films and
celebrities. You can even show us your acting chops by entering the Screen Test
Challenge, hosted by yourACT.

Comedians and Actors Cris Gray and Angie Harrell will be hosting the event and
may ask you a trivia question or two, so be sure to brush up on your Georgia film

Come mingle with other entertainment industry folks and have fun supporting the
GPP fundraiser this Sunday night. Tickets going fast – Buy yours today!!! http://

$22 members and $33 for non-members ($10 more at the door… if we have any

See y’all later.
Michelle Kabashinski
GPP Communications and Fundraising Chair


Noah Lomax – Safe Haven

Check out another interview from NOAH LOMAX on his recent film, Safe Haven!


Kids Class

Houghton actor KAREN CEESAY will be offering a class for 4-6 year olds and parents/guardians again at yourACT Acting Studios.  The class is over two Saturdays – March 9 & 16 from 10A – 11:30A and a parent/guardian is required to take the class with his/her child.


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Wendy Melkonian and Jacob York in The Man Who Came to Dinner. Photo by Bill DeLoach.
10% Off Tickets
Up Next:
Sherlock Holmes and the
Adventure of the Suicide Club
By Jeffrey Hatcher 
Directed by Robert J. Farley 
Bryan Brendle and Hugh Adams.  Photo and artwork by R. Todd Fleeman.

February 28-March 17

Behind the impressive façade of a windowless house, a secret society plays a dangerous game. The game is Murder, and this is The Suicide Club. But the Club has a new member: Sherlock Holmes – brilliant, perceptive, the greatest detective in the world. Does he wish to die? Or is some other game afoot as the corpses of Europe’s most powerful men start turning up all over London. This beguiling thriller brings Holmes and Watson fully alive on our stage with a tale of endless mystery, clever twists and chilling discoveries.


Sponsored by

Regular ticket prices: $23-$33

Happy Valentine’s Day from Georgia Ensemble Theatre!
All of us would like to wish you and your special someone a very Happy Valentine’s Day.  We hope it is filled with much love and laughter.  YOU are the special someone in Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s life, and we want to celebrate that with a
special offer!
Receive 10% off single tickets to our next two productions as well as tuition to our award-winning Conservatory this Thursday only.

Just call 770-641-1260 or visit and use the promo code LOVEGET to purchase your tickets.

Offer valid ONLY on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, 2013.

Again … Happy Valentine’s Day, and thank you for being a part of GET!

10% Off Tickets
And Coming in April …
Hello, Dolly!
By Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart 
Directed by Heidi Cline McKerley
Ellen McQueen in Beyond the Rainbow. Photo by C. Tedder.
April 11-28
This Broadway treasure regales us with the heart-warming story of life’s second chances as maneuvered by the indomitable Dolly Levi, who states in her daily code, “Some people paint, some sew…I meddle.” The Tony Award-winning musical invites you on a race around New York with some of the most beloved songs of all time, including “Before the Parade Passes By,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” and of course “Hello, Dolly.”
Sponsored by
Regular ticket prices: $25-$36
Jeremy Wood and Tracy Vaden Moore in Ring of Fire.
Photo by Stephanie Slusser.

Georgia Ensemble Theatre is the Official Resident Professional Theatre Company of the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA  30075.


In addition to these great shows, you can also get 10% off select classes and camps at Georgia Ensemble Theatre with this Valentine’s Day Offer.  Call the Education Department at 770-641-1260 for information and registration.
Visit GET’s Conservatory page for more details as well!
All Discounts on this page valid on Thursday, February 14, 2013 only.  Discounts cannot be combined with any other discount offer except the senior/student discount on select nights.  All purchases required at time of reservation.  No refunds or exchanges.  Seating for performances based on availability. Class discount not applicable to performance camp, Characters of the Watershed, or the one day Make-up Intensive.
Offer Expires: February 14, 2013

Promo Life

Check out Houghton actor COLIN ST. DIC in the trailer for “Promo Life.”