MCS HOLIDAY PARTY
355 West 52nd Street
Thursday, December 19th 2013
8:00-10:00pm (Private Party, 2 for 1 drink specials)
10:00pm (Party opens to the public)
MCS Students! Past and present! Please stop by our Holiday Party Thursday, December 19th at Industry Bar! The party starts at 8:00 pm – say you are here for the “MCS Private Party” and you’ll get a wristband at the door and be led back to our private party space! Celebrate all the hard work and artistic growth achieved at MCS this year and toast to our future successes in 2014!!
So many bookings this summer by MCS actors. From Broadway, NYMF, and FRINGEnyc the city is buzzing with shows and MCS students are doing and getting the work.
Catch MCS Students on the Great White Way in:
WICKED- Alex Quiroga, Brian Wanee, Mark Shunkey
MAMMA MIA!–Elena Ricardo
ROCK OF AGES–Cristy Candler
MOTOWN, The Musical–N’kenge, Grasan Kingsberry, Andrea Dora
KINKY BOOTS–Charlie Sutton
FUERZA BRUTA–Angelica Kushi, Holly Shunkey
And Broadway National Tours of:
WICKED National Tour–Lindsay Janisse, Adam Fleming
JERSEY BOYS National Tour–Nicolas Dromard as “Tommy DeVito”
ONCE National Tour–Ryan Link
CHICAGO –Melanie Waldron (Hollywood Bowl)
WEST SIDE STORY –Gabrielle Ruiz as “Anita” (Ogunquit Playhouse)
THE SOUND OF MUSIC–Katie Keyser as “Maria Von Trapp” (The Compass Rose Theatre)
SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE–Jason Williams as “Victor” (Greenbrier Valley Theater)
THE LAST GOODBYE–Adam Perry (Old Globe Theatre)
WOMEN IN THE PIT –Terria Joseph (Negro Ensemble Co.) North Carolina’s NBTF
TIME MACHINE –Joy Donze (by Artspot) based out of Argentina
THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN –Jennifer Bissell (East Lynne Theater Company) Cape May
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN–Ravi Roth (Theatre Aspen)
Pauline Sherrow–ALL MY CHILDREN (featured), New untitled pilot for NBC (featured), role in NBC-IRONSIDE (featured)
Nick Cartell–GOD’S COUNTRY (NYMF)
Nikki VanCassele–LEGACY FALLS (NYMF)
Chelsea Fratti–ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA: INFINITE LIVES as “AMELIA” (FRINGEnyc)
David Gazzo–THIRST by Eugene O’Neill (THEATRE 54)
Kevin Martinez–BROKEN MOMENTS: A BAR MUSICAL, NYC Cabaret Debut (Don’t Tell Mama)
Afton Toler–BOUND FOR BROADWAY (JD Productions)
Laura Vogels–CAPTIVE (Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival)
NOMINATED! OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE
Tessa has trained under Matthew for many years at MCS and she is a vital part of our artistic community (been directed by Matthew twice), books acting work often (as well as voice over) –when not working artistically, Tessa is Matthew Corozine’s assistant and MCS Administrator and we are so grateful to her and we will miss her this spring.
Directed & choreographed by Vince Pesce, this production features an original book by Jeremy Desmon & new dance orchestrations by Broadway, television, and film composer-arranger David Krane. Previews begin tonight, April 12th, with an official opening on May 1st. GOOD NEWS! will continue to run in East Haddam, CT until June 22nd.
We are breaking ground on an original MCS production using your PM1s as the foundation! Please submit your PM1s to MCS Producer GabbyAris@gmail.com if you are interested in participating. All Students, past and present, are encouraged to submit!
CHOICE. original work written by the Monday/Wednesday night MCS students.
Directed and edited by Ryan Tofil, with the support of Matthew Corozine, Artistic Director of MCS
The play is a dramatic and personal reflection on ”right to life” issues as well as other life decisions that should or should not be controlled by our government.
Wednesday, May 1st at 8pm.
Location: MCS Theatre
300 W.43rd St., #502
At the corner of 8th Ave. in the Times Square Arts Center
BAGGAGE CLAIM A collective unpacking.
A night of original work, written by and performed by members of MCS Theatre Tuesday/Thursday Day class.
Produced by Lauren Blanco and Gabrielle Aris.
Directed by Matthew Corozine
8pm 4th floor Theatre in Times Square Arts Center 300 W. 43rd St., Suite 502 SW corner of 8th avenue.
Matthew Corozine is off to LA right before classes begin at MCS and is thrilled to direct Actor, Writer, Comedian Susan Isaacs in her one woman show based on her spiritual memoir, ANGRY CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD. Matthew and Susan have been friends for over a decade and are combining their artistic talents in Susan’s world premier of ANGRY CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD premiering September 14 thru October 6 at Two Roads Theater in Los Angeles.
Buy your tickets now at Brown Paper Tickets
Matthew is the coach on an episode of MTV’s Emmy Award winning docu-series, MADE. Matthew coaches, guides, challenges, and inspires a 21-year-old aspiring actress. The one-hour episode aired Monday June 25th 2012 at 4:00pm on MTV.
To see a sneak peak of Matthew on the official MTV Trailer for the new season of MADE, visit DreamBiggerMTV.
Watch entire episode here: MTV MADE DREAM BIGGER
Watch a bonus deleted scene here: MTV MADE DELETED SCENE
MCS, Ink. Night of New Works
Please join us on Sunday, June 17 at 8pm for an evening of staged readings of original works by MCS’s own Nina Burns, MiRi Park, and Laurie Savage.
Admission is FREE, but you must send an RSVP email to email@example.com
Working title: Portraits of You
Playwright: Nina Burns
Synopsis: A story of love and loss
Reading: Lauren Blanco, Tessa Faye, Janelle Gaeta, Ryan Link, Matt McCurdy
Working title: 49 Days or HAN
Playwright: MiRi Park
Synopsis: A family deals with the recent death of one of its members and having to confront each other with feelings otherwise left unspoken.
Reading: Elena Chang, Daniel Kim, Gina Kim, Janet S. Kim
Working title: Wellness in the Wild
Playwright: Laurie Savage
Synopsis: Three grown siblings convene at their childhood home for a weekend in spring. Some things in life will always be, and others, once passed, cannot be retrieved.
MCS, Ink. is a workshop dedicated to nurturing writing talents of MCS studio actors.
Designed for those new to the Meisner technique, new to MCS, or even new to acting – our brand new “Introduction to Meisner” class begins Saturday, May 5th. Taught by Jill Richburg, students will learn the basics of repetition and practice the pillars of the Meisner work. This class meets once a week, on Saturdays from 11:00am-2:00pm.
A great way to dive into the work and see what MCS is all about!
Sign up for one month – 4 consecutive classes
Read Jill’s recent blog post – Faculty Blog by Jill Richburg
So proud of our very own Joe Fusco–not only a talented actor, but an Emmy Award winning producer who has created his own company PRIME CONTENT (co-founder/EVP Development).
Joe’s new show BREAKING THROUGH, stars TV star and personality Suzanne Somers from THREE’S COMPANY fame. BREAKING THROUGH has reunited those stars: Suzanne and Joyce Dewitt after more then 30 years. Check out all episodes at BREAKING THROUGH.
MCS THEATRE PRESENTS:
ANGRY CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD the solo show
written and performed by Susan Isaacs based on her memoir
New full-length show in workshop
2 shows in NYC:
12th of November 2011
3pm and 7pm
to reserve please call MCS box office at 212-592-4138 limited seating.
$5.00 MCS Members
$10.00 General Public
Sunday 6th of November 2011 6:00-9:00pm.
MCS’ very own, Amanda Taraska will be showing all of the paintings and t-shirt designs she has created this past year. In true Gallery Opening form, there will be WINE and CHEESE and the opportunity to purchase some art!!
Amanda says “I invite you to come celebrate with me, let’s talk about art and stuff!”
*The time of this event is 6pm-9pm.
Joyce was a dear friend to me whom we shared many things on “many levels”–(a Joyce phrase). Joyce and I met studying Meisner in famed Robert X. Modica studio in Carnegie Hall back in 1998. Joyce went on to join our studio, Matthew Corozine Studio, teaching master classes in speech as well as studying acting under me and appearing in many scenes and productions I directed, most notably 2001′s AND MISS REARDON DRINKS A LITTLE, appearing as Mrs. Petrano.
Joyce also impacted many actors as a Voice/Speech and Dialect coach teaching privately for many years as well as at Lee Strasburg Institute and NYU.
We are having a memorial celebration of Joyce’s life on Monday, 24th of October 2011 starting at 7pm at MCS Theatre–300 w. 43rd St., Suite #502. Please join us as we honor Joyce and raise a glass of wine to one of the most unique women I have ever been blessed to call a friend and a colleague.
Cheers to you Joyce always in our heart.
As an actor, Matthew LaBanca has performed on Broadway in Young Frankenstein and White Christmas, in National Tours (Crazy for You, The King and I, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), and at many regional theatres. As a teacher, he has taught both privately and in masterclass settings. He is certified to teach in the CT public schools. Matthew holds dual degrees in Voice and Music Ed from UConn, and has worked for the past 3 years at MCS.
More information on Matthew please visit www.matthewlabanca.com
In her riveting one woman show, acclaimed actor and teacher Sheri Sanders offers an exclusive preview of the rock concert that will take her around the country on tour with her Hal Leonard published book, Rock The Audition, How to Prepare for and Get Cast in Rock Musicals. This captivating concert is a journey through the decades of rock music and pop culture, and its influence on her as a person and an artist. Brimming with dexterity and wit, Sheri’s concert arrives as the timely answer to the wedding of rock music, and contemporary musical theater.
Approximate Running Time: 1 hr. 25 min; no intermission
click here to see MCS LEVITICUS IN LOVE by Ryan Tofil on playbill.com
MSNBC-TV will be filming Randy for a segment on the news. This is an exciting time for all of us at MCS Theatre.
By Andrew Gans
29 Aug 2011
The reading of the new play Leviticus in Love: The Randy Roberts Potts Story, which is “based on the true account of the gay grandson of super-famous tele-evangelist Oral Roberts,” will now be presented Sept. 26 at the Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre in Manhattan. (Originally planned for Aug. 29, the date was changed due to Hurricane Irene.)
Matthew Corozine will direct Ryan Tofil’s play, which is being produced by Jason Fernandez with Matthew Corozine Studio. Show times are 7 PM and 9 PM.
The cast will feature Tom Berklund (The Addams Family), Wendy Charles, Chris Davis, Linda Eicher, Tessa Faye, Joe Fusco, Matthew LaBanca (Young Frankenstein), David Lipman, Alexander Quiroga (Wicked) and Erin Stutland.
“On June 10th, 1982 Ronald D. Roberts is found dead in his car with a bullet through his heart,” according to press notes. “After years of depression and substance abuse wares at his soul, Ronnie’s will to stay alive is cut short. Nearly 30 years later Randy, Ronnie’s nephew, life traces the same path. Tortured by a closed minded evangelical family, Randy fights to untangle his heart damned by the Biblical law of Leviticus and others who are unwavering to see beyond their own fears.”
Randy Roberts Potts will be part of a talkback following the reading.
There is a suggested donation of $5 for the reading, which is open to the public; for reservations call (212) 592-4138. Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre is located in Manhattan at 300 W. 43rd St., Suite #502, within the Times Square Art Center. For more information visit www.matthewcorozinestudio.com.
MCS’ Sheri Sanders, created the pilot episode, MY TIME, a new reality tv pilot produced by and with THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK (OWN).
Matthew Corozine is featured as an acting coach working the Meisner Magic with Sheri, MCS students and the featured artist of the pilot episode, airs Sunday 25th September 2011 at 1o am EST.
Monday, August 8, 2011 · 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Audition for staged reading for: “Leviticus In Love, the Randy Roberts Potts Story” written by Ryan Tofil and directed by Matthew Corozine at MCS
Sides will be available at audition. Staged reading will be performed on Sunday evening August 28th, 7pm. Rehearsals for production will be up to 5 days prior to reading, days and times TBA
Ryan Tofil writes the play of Randy’s journey based on his provocative memoir about love and acceptance, also inspired by Randy’s heartbreaking “it gets better” video to his uncle Ronnie…=
Randy Roberts Potts is the gay grandson of televangelist Oral Roberts. He has worked with juvenile delinquents on the East Coast, was a social worker in Oklahoma City, and spent five years as a middle school English teacher before deciding to pursue a writing career. He is currently working on an Off-Broadway play scheduled to run in Fall 2011 with Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre, written by Ryan Tofil and directed by Matthew Corozine.
The Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre, a 40 seat venue located in the heart of Times Square, is seeking new plays for their 2011-2012 season.
Please mail 2 hard copies of your submission, a synopsis of your piece, along with a $10 non-refundable application fee to:
Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre
attn. 2011-2012 Season
300 W 43rd Street, Suite 502
New York, NY 10036
I am so thrilled and blessed to announce MCS very own Sheri Sander’s book, Rock The Audition, gets released by Hal Leonard on May 24th!!! Check out tidbit tips from Sheri here http://rocktheaudition.tumblr.com/
So proud of Sheri, making it happen, going for it and being a pioneer in showbiz.
Tuesday, May 24 · 8:00pm – 9:30pm
New World Stages Theatre 2, 340 West 50th Street
Let’s celebrate the release of Sheri Sanders’ new book, ROCK THE AUDITION, How to Prepare and Get Cast in Rock Musicals(Hal Leonard Books, May 24th.) Sheri is gonna jam with a 5 piece band led by the Musical Director of Mamma Mia, Wendy Bobbitt Cavett, and share the influence pop, rock, R&B, disco, and folk has had on her with her own unique theatricality. DJ Salisbury will direct. Book signing party to immediately follow!
Buy tickets here http://www.telecharge.com/behindTheCurtain.aspx
Pre Order your copy of the book– http://www.amazon.com/Rock-Audition-Prepare-Cast-Musicals/dp/1423499433/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1298816015&sr=8-1
See you there!
All Mondays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at MCS.
FIRST SHOWINGS LAST MONDAYS SERIES
The last Monday of each month will be reserved for performance night of original work having its premier and/or current directed MCS scene work in process.
During ART each week, we will be working to support each artist’s work, including
scene night; personal monologues; 24 hour plays; and original plays!
You’re always welcome & please invite friends.
Created by MCS students Tom Berkland and Dana Rae
visit IN MY CORNER to contact Tom or Dana for more info.
MCS is very excited to announce Ryan Tofil starting a once a week Meisner intro. class for new actors to MCS Theatre.
Ryan’s class will also serve as a make-up class when students miss there regular scheduled class.
Time will be 8pm-10pm (after improv.) until March 23, when time will change to 7pm to 9pm.
Ryan’s class is also great for students in other classes to “pop” into for more repetition work.
To register for this class please contact us for information.
We need your vote.
We want to make MCS even better then it is today. We need to get the buzz of what we do and who we are out there…if you feel inspired we ask that you vote for Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre (MCS) for BEST SCENE STUDY and Matthew Corozine for BEST ACTING COACH.
Thanks in Advanced for making us your favorite place to study.
To Vote Click: Backstage Readers Choice Awards
AIDS Walk New York, the world’s largest AIDS fundraising event, benefits Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and over 30 other tri-state area AIDS service organizations. GMHC is the nation’s oldest and most comprehensive AIDS service organization, serving approximately 15,000 people living with HIV and AIDS and their families each year, and countless more through its prevention and advocacy work locally and nationally.
Register on our team today!
ONLINE: Visit http://www.facebook.com/l/cc2e17IAA23_52XBuKes75Y0wNA/www.aidswalk.net/newyork and click “Register to Walk” and “Join a Team,” then select our team name —Matthew Corozine Studio from the drop-down menu
Financially Sponsor Matthew Corozine here: http://aidswalknewyork2011.kintera.org/matthewcorozine
April 29, 30 – May 1 May 6, 7, 8 All Shows are at 8pm
Tickets $18 You can purchase tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com
For tickets and info www.playbill.com
It is 1955. B is a Black jazz musician so renowned and innovative that he only needs a single
initial to identify him. We join him as he shows up unannounced to spend a fateful weekend in
the apartment of Baroness Alexandra Isabella von Templeton (Xan), one of the world’s richest
women. His manner and his mood shifts are as mercurial as his music. His talent at deception
and self defense is as agile as his ability to charm. Questions of loyalty, love, privilege, and
friendship are probed as the ghosts of B’s past and present demand answers.
2010 Genesius Productions produced the play, The Corner Cafe and the Genesius Short Play Festival. This year our first production will be produced by Genesius Productions in association with Matthew Corozine Studio,in The Genesius Short Play Festival II: Only New York. We expect to put this up April 2011 and we need your help. We are looking for writers to submit a ten minute play for this festival.
Guidelines are as follows:
– The play must be 10 minutes in length.
– It should have a maximum of 3 characters.
– It should be inspired by “things that could only happen in New York”.
– Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org on February7, 2011.
– On Stage will be a table and two chairs
– Genesius Productions may ask the writer for rewrites prior to including the piece for the festival.
Once the plays are chosen we will be forwarding information regarding directors and casting in mid February.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Bryan Radtke at 646-425-3323 or Jason Fernandez at 917-250-1078.
Thank you for your support of Genesius Productions and Matthew Corozine Studio.
MCS was filled and BALLOON created a great buzz and the connected acting of Tessa and Tommy created a standard for all readings to come in 2011.
Matthew Corozine is passionate about this technique and introducing Actors (and businesses) of all levels into greater knowledge of The Meinsner work including: Active Listening, moment-to-moment and full self-expression (great for non-actors as well).
To book a seminar or more information, please contact MCS THEATRE.
MCS Celebrates 13 years…..
2013 marks our 13th year training actors in the heart of the theatre district in NYC–to “get outta your head”.
Based in the Meisner Technique, MCS teaches “the reality of doing and finding the truth within yourself”. Great actors trust their instincts and impulses fully, and respond truthfully from their humanity. In doing so, MCS cultivates a new generation of professional artists that are currently working in Broadway, Hollywood, television, film, and live theatre regional and international.
David Lipman (TV: Law & Order) and Lauren Blanco perfoming in a scene.
Check out Matthew Coaching and Teaching on MTV’s Emmy Award winning: MADE-DREAM BIGGER June 2012
And check out Matthew coaching on Reality-TV below from 2009.
Matthew Corozine was featured on Backstage.com