Saturday, October 5, 2013

FREE Introductory Alexander Class!

We love Jennifer Schulz! She teaches our own Alexander Classes here at LK&Co.!  If you're curious about the technique, or have posture or breathing or vocal issues, don't miss it!  http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=4249d2b1fb0a9ab6fb45e3001&id=8ae3875ac9

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

THE NEW BLOG IS HERE! THE NEW BLOG IS HERE!

The new and improved LK&Co blog is up and running! Check it out here.

http://www.leslykahn.com/blog/

Saturday, April 9, 2011

NEW BLOG COMING SOON!

We are working on a new blog format and will be posting all kinds of awesome stuff very soon! Stay tuned!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Keep At It

Pete also told this story that I loved: "One guy hits a rock with a hammer in order to break it. He does it ninety-nine times. A second guy watches. The rock finally breaks on the hundredth attempt. The second guy says, "Wow, you must have hit it really hard that hundredth time!"

"Nah,"says the first guy. "I just had already hit it ninety-nine times before that."

Pete Goldfinger

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Stay In Line

"If you stay in line your turn will come." - The guy who played Sly Winkle on California Dreams

Create Your Own

Last week, Pete Goldfinger, writer of Sorority Row, Piranha 3D, and many TV pilots, came to the Kahnstitute and led a FABULOUS workshop called "Create Your Own" for actors who want to write their way to success. He did an exercise in which everybody in the class effortlessly came up with an idea and he and the class helped shape it. He talked about the importance – really the NECESSITY -- of actors creating their own material in order to stay current. So many of you have great ideas for projects that would help your career; the problem is that you may not know how to facilitate writing and producing these ideas. Pete got everybody moving forward in just a couple of hours! It was an amazing thing to see. My favorite thing about the class was when Pete said his job was, in addition to teaching, to be "each student's writing partner." I LOVED that. I LOVED Pete!

He talked about how important it is to be an expert in what you do and to see the world as a writer (just like Betty Edwards says that it's important to see the world the way an artist sees it in a li'l book called  DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN, and we therefore ask you to see the world as an actor sees it. Some nice antitheticals there, huh?). He suggested that we all start to notice the little things in our lives. He talked about opposites and how they help us create characters, and suggested that we write about our fears -- that we MAKE something out of them.

Pete says it's absolutely mandatory for actors to have SOMETHING on line. And when you Create Your Own stuff, it shows you're working and productive. He told us that every million hits you get means $3,300 to you! So it's remunerative! In addition, Creating Your Own is inexpensive right now -- the pilot for IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA cost only $200. Finally - you GOTTA Create Your Own: it's your legacy.

Pete also told this story that I loved:  "One guy hits a rock with a hammer in order to break it. He does it ninety-nine times. A second guy watches. The rock finally breaks on the hundredth attempt. The second guy says, "Wow, you must have hit it really hard that hundredth time!"

"Nah,"says the first guy. "I just had already hit it ninety-nine times before that."

And guess what! Pete teaches a class! You bring in your stories and ideas in order to begin developing them into web-series, pilots, shorts, etc. that you can create and star in. He only teaches two of these classes a week (due to the fact that he is still a busy writer) and they are currently almost full. If you’re interested in a spot, please contact his assistant Tyler Neale (tylerneale@gmail.com, 646-714-9076) for information.

Following is some of the feedback from the actors who came to the workshop:

I loved the workshop! So inspiring!!!!!! It's nice to hear the affirmation from a professional writer, that anyone can create and write. Its important for actors to be well rounded in the industry! I'm sure this workshop inspired everyone in the room! - Xxx, Soon to write, Sydney H

I loved it! I thought Pete was interesting and had great information to share. I loved how he made it interactive. I felt like we all left with some information on how to proceed in creating our own projects even if we don't take his workshop. Thanks! -Courtney C

I loved it! I feel creatively charged. I thought Pete was great. I loved bouncing ideas off everyone. I would have loved hearing more about the next step regarding resources or ways to build creative team or ways to market the material once it has been created, but I recognize there is only so much that can be accomplished in a night. Thanks, -Rachel D

Great class! I love that he told us about his journey as a writer and then made it more of a workshop that allowed us to get up and work through the process that his students work through to create projects. He has great, positive energy! – Kristen W

I absolutely LOVED the writer's workshop with Pete! I am so glad I decided to do it, as it really helped me find my direction. Classes @ LK&Co always do that for me :) I felt that the insight Pete provided us with, as well as the creative encouragement, were extremely beneficial to my procrastinator's brain. I actually made a great contact with another student, with whom I am going to bounce ideas ...who knew? I feel pumped on the future and am ready to make my dreams fly! Thanks LK :) MANY BLESSINGS -Alexandra M

Pete's class was good. Actually has gotten me excited about writing the pilot I've been holding back on. Which is what I lost...that drive...momentum. – Sydelle N

I loved it! Pete really got me thinking about things differently, I'm now looking at things like a writer. I'll definitely be taking his class! – Cher T

Work Begets Luck

"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it." ~ Thomas Jefferson

Monday, March 28, 2011

We were upgrading our website this weekend and naturally, something went wrong. So if you emailed us between Friday, March 26 and Sunday, March 28, WE DIDN’T GET IT! Please resend!

Many thanks!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Coverage

"I have so much more fun on other actors' coverage, so now I trick myself into thinking it's never my coverage." Eyal P.

Practice Slow, Learn Fast

“Practice slow, learn fast. Practice fast, learn slow.”

Don’t get it? Neither did I. Translation: If you practice slowly, you will learn quickly. But if you practice quickly you will learn very very slooooowly.

Naturally, I have NO recollection of who said it! Some brilliant person in my Thursday Day class.

“You can’t practice running faster. Only correctly.” Apparently I said this brilliant statement.

- Lester

Pick Yourself

Reject the tyranny of being picked: pick yourself.

Amanda Hocking is making a million dollars a year publishing her own work to the Kindle. No publisher.

Rebecca Black has reached more than 15,000,000 listeners, like it or not, without a record label.

It's a cultural instinct to wait to get picked. To seek out the permission and authority that comes from a publisher or talk show host or even a blogger saying, "I pick you." Once you reject that impulse and realize that no one is going to select you--that Prince Charming has chosen another house--then you can actually get to work.

If you're hoping that the HR people you sent your resume to are about to pick you, it's going to be a long wait. Once you understand that there are problems just waiting to be solved, once you realize that you have all the tools and all the permission you need, then opportunities to contribute abound.

No one is going to pick you. Pick yourself.

Seth Godin

Success Feels Weird

Letter from Puja M:

Hi Lesly --

This is from a writer's perspective...but I thought it was relevant for an actor who truly commits to this profession.....and it echoes SO much of what you teach us. http://filmcourage.com/content/success-feels-weird-and-unreal-after-so-much-failure, especially the part about how much time it takes to write even a good half-page of a script....and how much we invest into our creative growth and training....

Here's a little clip if you don't have time to read the full thing:

"On a good writing day, I turn out roughly half a page of script an hour. In terms of sheer time spent tip-tapping away at the laptop, I put about one-hundred-and-eighty hours of writing into the first draft of a screenplay. Actually, that isn't the true figure, because for every hour spent writing, I spend about two hours in research, rewrites, polishing, tweaking and pondering. I believe that realistically, every single feature length script I write, is the result of about five-hundred hours work. What this means, is if I were to pay myself the UK minimum wage for that time, it is an investment of nearly £3,000 (nearly $5K) per script.

If I were to add up all of the time that I have spent learning how to write a screenplay and all of the years I have put into understanding how stories are told cinematically, even calculating those hours at minimum wage levels, the cost would be frankly staggering. There are days when I really don't want to think about all of those hours, days, months and years spent writing without any clear indication that anyone but me cared about the outcome. I've been thinking about that investment a lot recently.

I've said many times in this past year, that for a writer or a creative, the actual act of writing or making has to be enough. In the end, the actual doing of the thing, has to be the only payment that you need. I still believe this to be true. No matter how dedicated a writer or film-maker is, there is always going to be a point in the process where all hope of seeing a reward for your endeavours has gone from the burning certainty of your first attempts, to a dull and lifeless ember which is more ash than coal. That is the point at which the vast majority of people give up, move on, grow up and do something else.

The thing is, almost every writer you meet believes they are doing this because they have to, it is their calling... and yet, almost all of them will quit when it gets too hard, too unrewarding, when the cost of what they've invested becomes so monumental they can no longer comprehend the magnitude of it. It is only when you reach that point, I believe, that you really find out whether you are a writer, or just someone who is in love with the idea of being a writer. It's a fascinating experience. Seminal, in fact. I have been though that experience half a dozen times over the years. Times when I could no longer understand why I kept on doing this. And, ironically, every single time that happened I carried on, not out of a sense of artistic integrity or any kind of calling, but more because I couldn't think of anything else to do instead. In learning how to do this one thing, I have all but ruined myself for any other kind of work."

.....if you keep reading, it's inspiring to hear him talk about the success he's having now after "so much failure.".....and so much investment in his artistic growth.”

In a town where it's easy to see actors find "quick success" because they have the right look, agent, personality, or just sheer luck.......this article was a good reminder that it takes time to grow as an artist and to experience success.

Love,
Puja

Lesly’s favorite excerpts from the article:

. . . There are days when I really don't want to think about all of those hours, days, months and years spent writing without any clear indication that anyone but me cared about the outcome.

. . . for a writer or a creative, the actual act of writing or making has to be enough. In the end, the actual doing of the thing, has to be the only payment that you need. . . . No matter how dedicated a writer or film-maker is, there is always going to be a point in the process where all hope of seeing a reward for your endeavours has gone from the burning certainty of your first attempts, to a dull and lifeless ember which is more ash than coal. That is the point at which the vast majority of people give up, move on, grow up and do something else.

The thing is, almost every writer you meet believes they are doing this because they have to, it is their calling... and yet, almost all of them will quit when it gets too hard, too unrewarding, when the cost of what they've invested becomes so monumental they can no longer comprehend the magnitude of it. It is only when you reach that point, I believe, that you really find out whether you are a writer, or just someone who is in love with the idea of being a writer.

. . . I can't think of any image that has suited suited me more, than that of a compulsive gambler, so deep in the hole, that only a big win can redeem him.

Coming to You LIVE From The Field of Suckage

A little shameless self-promotion compliments of Melody F. -- thank you, Melody!

http://www.blondemoxie.com/2011/03/wednesdays-from-west-coast-field-of.html

Notes From The Universe

Really, all one has to do to transform their life is remind themselves to think and behave a little bit differently, each day.

Rainbows,
The Universe

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor: 1932-2011

"What's the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof? Just stayin' on it, I guess." - Elizabeth Taylor

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Don't Shake Your Acting Like a Polaroid Picture

Our minds are kinda like photographic paper. After exposing the photo paper (our mind) to the negative (the script), the presence of certain chemicals (text analysis training) on (in) the photographic paper (our mind) causes a picture (a choice) to appear when the paper (our mind) is submerged in the chemical bath (relaxed on the couch). The photographer doesn’t have to wave the paper around, beat his breast, pray for inspiration or take psychedelic drugs. The picture WILL appear because of the science involved. It’s the same with acting. When you’re sitting on the couch under the afghan with your script, simply allow your choices to reveal themselves in the same way the photographer allows the picture to appear after he places it in a chemical bath. Don’t push. – Lester

The 6 Levels of Fame

Eric just had the table read for his pilot, DON’T TRUST THE BITCH IN APARTMENT 23A with James Van Der Beek. Eric wrote, “James Van Der Beek was so funny. He said these are the levels of fame:"

First, people come up to you and go, "Did we go to high school together?"
Then as you get more famous, it’s like, "Oh shit! You're that dude from that show!"
Then you get more famous, and it’s like, "Oh shit! You're Dawson!"
Then it’s, "Oh shit! You're James Van Der Beek!"
Then, as your career starts fading, it’s "Oh shit! You were that guy on that show!"
Finally, it’s, “Hey.... were you on SAVED BY THE BELL?”

The Pursuit IS the Happiness

I was actually having a great conversation the other day with one of you about how depressing and frustrating being an actor (and especially pilot season) can sometimes be. In class, Lesly made the oft-repeated point that you can't be focused on booking the job, you have to be an actor because you love being an actor. And I hear this so much, but I really resist it. I think in part because it just sounds so damn self-help-y, but also because IT FEELS SO GREAT booking the job!! How can I not focus on that??

So I read THIS ARTICLE on hedonic vs. eudaimonic well-being. And I'm sure many of you are already familiar with these concepts, but I totally was not. This study suggests that focusing energy on "being happy" and achieving hedonic experiences (like winning a game or booking a job) actually leaves you less healthy and less happy overall. Those who pursue eudaimonic experiences (fulfilling their potential through pursuing their purpose in life) are less focused on "being happy" and tend to be healthier and...happier.

It just really made a lot of sense to me. Nothing feels better than the phone call that says you booked it. But overall in my life, when I'm working towards a goal rather than dwelling on every win or loss, I just generally feel better. But for some reason, I have refused to change my perspective towards acting. I see my auditions as successes or failures, instead of one more addition to my "body of work." But I'm going to change that. I henceforth resolve to focus on the journey. And to that end, I'd love to enlist your help. If I make any stupid comments about being depressed because I didn't book something, or that an audition was a waste of time, or whatever, can you like yell at me or something? And I'll yell at you if you want me to. Because I think you're all really talented actors and wonderful people, and I look at you and think "OH MY GOD PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP YOU'RE AMAZING." But I think we forget to do that last part to ourselves. - Carrie W.

Step Into The Matrix

“I’m no longer reading the lines; I’m just reading the white space on the page. It’s like THE MATRIX.” - Adam Korson

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"Just Keeping Busy"

Check out this interview with our very own Todd Stashwick on Radar Online!

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/03/exclusive-interview-meet-actor-todd-stashwick-just-keeping-busy

Focus

"I am so thankful my dreams are bigger than my fears . . . I constantly use my imagination to focus in on those dreams to fuel past my weaknesses." - Cody Deal

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"Thinking Makes It So"

". . . there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." Hamlet Act 2, scene 2, 239–251 via Christine Garver

Raise Your Bottom

“My purpose is to raise your bottom.” - Lesly via Philip M

Sunday, March 6, 2011

In Absentia

I'm sorry I've been so out of touch, blog-wise. I'm just completely overwhelmed by Pilot Season. I promise I'll be back to being Queen of the Blogs as soon as the hysteria subsides. Meanwhile, here's what my divine acting teacher, Barbara June Greener Patterson, always said to us before we went onstage:  "We who are about to die, salute thee."

Friday, February 25, 2011

Create Events

"[Don’t forget about] creating events in the scenes. Those God awful moments on the page where the writer indicates that a "dust cloud rolls towards them like something hot and familiar." It’s the actor’s job to make sure that they really commit to that emotional history, the love, the pain, the longing... really fill it up with images... without that the scene is just all heightened melodrama." - Eyal Podell

"Type Me"

Check out this BACKSTAGE article about branding yourself. Not branding like burning an insignia into your skin with a hot iron, branding like marketing so that you can... you get the idea.

http://www.backstage.com/bso/news-and-features-features/type-me-1005039262.story

Notes From The Universe

The thing about making it big, and doing it fast, is that invariably the first steps will be small and slow.

Which oddly, for many, is the same reason they don't take them.

You know better, huh?

Huh, huh, huh?
The Universe

Hang On!

"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on." – Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Worry About Now

"When you're worried about next you miss out on now." - Adam Korson

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Thoughts on Thoughts

Thoughts allow you to improvise your results. Listening allows you to improvise your thoughts. - Doug Simpson

Excellence vs. Perfection

"I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business." - Michael J. Fox

Thursday, February 17, 2011

An Inside Job

Have you noticed how easy and natural it is to think that the problem is out there? It's somebody else, something else, having nothing or little to do with us. Wanna rethink that?

"If you start to think the problem is 'out there,' stop yourself. That THOUGHT is the problem." - Stephen Covey

Worth pondering, don't you think?

Genie Kahn

We Gotta Do Better

. . . most actors are mediocre – they work somewhere between 15 and 85 percent on a scale of 100. It doesn’t really matter what you do if your acting is within the mediocre range on that scale. You gotta break 85 just to get into the B+ range – just to not be a total waste of the casting director’s time. And then you gotta break 90 to get a producer to wake up and notice you. Then 95 to get the people with the money to care. A 75 is a solid C. It’s not a callback. It’s better than most, not interesting or exciting, perfectly acceptable and not embarrassing and definitely not memorable.

It’s pretty easy to coach you from say a 25 to a 65. But that’s just low mediocre to medium mediocre. Getting you from 75 to 90 is a nightmare. Getting you from 85 to 95 is close to impossible. But that’s what we gotta do.

Acting actually isn’t just figuring out the best way to say the lines. We gotta do better than that. - Les

New Vocabulary

Actorbatics: Acting performed with the intent to impress the viewer. - Greg Marcel

Sunday, February 6, 2011

December 2010 BOTOC Results - IV: Individual Awards

And the Individual Awards go to . . .

Best Actor . . . . . THURSDAY DAY! . . . . . A FEW GOOD MEN. . . . . Evan Gaustad!




Best Angelina Jolie . . . . .  FRIDAY DAY! . . . . . GIRL, INTERRUPTED . . . . .  Marcienne Dwyer!


Best Baby. . . . . THURSDAY DAY! . . . . . Ainsley Rae Querrida Kelleher. . . . . Vikki Kelleher!





Best Bios. . . . . MONDAY EVENING! . . . . . Actor Bios. . . . . Courtney Cunningham and Ensemble!*


Best Characterization. . . . . TUESDAY NIGHT! . . . . . BATMAN. . . . . Ryan Bailey!


Best Choreography. . . . . THURSDAY DAY! . . . . . WAITING FOR GUFFMAN. . . . . Evan Gaustad and Rachael Kemery!


Best Crafts. . . . . THURSDAY NIGHT! . . . . . SEASONS OF LOVE Lyric Folders. . . . . Nikki Hayden!


Best Dance. . . . . MONDAY EVENING! . . . . . RISKY BUSINESS. . . . . Andrew Roda!


Best Dog (tied) . . . . . THURSDAY DAY! . . . . . Cha Cha. . . . . German Legaretta!



Best Dog (tied) . . . . . THURSDAY NIGHT! . . . . . Jackson. . . . . Alison Turner (Honorable Mention to KC Morgan)!


Best Finale (tied) . . . . . THURSDAY NIGHT! . . . . . SEASONS OF LOVE. . . . . Ensemble: Nick Clifford, Rachel Germaine, Nicole Hayden, Eric Kaplan, Adam Korson, Morgan Krantz, Riccardo LeBron, Mylinda Royer, Kaitlyn Samovar, Richard Tanne, Trevor Torseth, Alison Turner!


Best Finale (tied) . . . . . MONDAY EVENING! . . . . . 12 DAYS OF KAHNMAS. . . . . Ensemble: Arriane Alexander, Ben Baur, Courtney Cunningham, Julie Dove, Jay Ellis, Kelli Hancock, Philip Martin, Benjamin McGroarty, Andrew Roda, Erica Taylor, Julia Wackenheim, Justin Wade, Kristy Webb, Kay Wilson!


Best Javier Bardem. . . . . THURSDAY DAY! . . . . . VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA. . . . . Gonzalo Escudero!



Best Kisses. . . . . THURSDAY NIGHT! . . . . . . . . . . Morgan Krantz, Mylinda Royer!




Adam Korson, Alison Turner!






 Kaitlyn Samovar, Alison Turner!


Mylinda Royer, Morgan Krantz!

Mylinda Royer, Rachel Germaine!
Rachel Germaine, Morgan Krantz!


Kaitlyn Samovar, Nikki Hayden!
Rachel Germaine, Rich Tanne!

Best Lighting. . . . . THURSDAY NIGHT! . . . . . THE ABYSS. . . . . Nick Clifford, Mylinda Royer!


Best Little Touches . . . . . THURSDAY NIGHT! . . . . . red fur rope, clipboard, fir trees, etc.. . . . . Ensemble: Nick Clifford, Rachel Germaine, Nicole Hayden, Eric Kaplan, Adam Korson, Morgan Krantz, Riccardo LeBron, Mylinda Royer, Kaitlyn Samovar, Richard Tanne, Trevor Torseth, Alison Turner!


Best Meryl Streep. . . . . MONDAY NIGHT! . . . . . THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA. . . . . Gina Novish!


Best Monologue. . . . . TUESDAY NIGHT! . . . . . ROCKY BALBOA. . . . . Jay Lacopo!


Best Musical Number. . . . . FRIDAY DAY! . . . . . MOULIN ROUGE. . . . . Carina Covella and Colby Kane!


Best Notebook. . . . .MONDAY NIGHT! . . . . . Lili Mirojnik!


Best Overall Acting. . . . . THURSDAY DAY! . . . . . Ensemble: Rachael Besant, Gonzalo Escudero, Christine Garver, Evan Gaustad, Natasha Goss, Alexander Greer, Matthew Holmes, Stephanie Jackson, Susie Kantar, Rachael Kemery, Matt Knudsen, German Legarreta, Mallory Mcgill, KC Morgan, Courtney Parks, Stephen Steelman, Ursula Taherian!


Best Overall Save. . . . . THURSDAY NIGHT! . . . . . Ensemble: Nick Clifford, Rachel Germaine, Nicole Hayden, Eric Kaplan, Adam Korson, Morgan Krantz, Riccardo LeBron, Mylinda Royer, Kaitlyn Samovar, Richard Tanne, Trevor Torseth, Alison Turner!


Best Scene (tied) . . . . . MONDAY NIGHT! . . . . . MOMMIE DEAREST. . . . . Jennifer Landon and Sam Carson!


Best Scene (tied) . . . . . THURSDAY NIGHT! . . . . . THE ABYSS. . . . . Mylinda Royer and Nick Clifford!


Best Scene (tied) . . . . . TUESDAY NIGHT! . . . . . ARMAGEDDON. . . . . Jay Hayden, Jay Lacopo, etc.!


Best Skin (tied) . . . . . MONDAY EVENING! . . . . . LOVELY AND AMAZING. . . . . Julia Wackenheim!


Best Skin (tied) . . . . . THURSDAY NIGHT! . . . . . Cher (SONNY & CHER). . . . . Alison Turner!





Best Soundtrack. . . . . TUESDAY NIGHT! . . . . . Tiffany Elle!



Best Use of Moustache. . . . . THURSDAY NIGHT! . . . . . Sonny, etc. (SONNY & CHER). . . . . Adam Korson!


Best Use of Prop. . . . . MONDAY NIGHT! . . . . . Blow Dryer. . . . . Zach Lewis!


Best Wardrobe: Stylishness. . . . . MONDAY NIGHT! . . . . . GIGI. . . . . Lili Mirojnik and Perry Ojeda!


Best Wardrobe: Cleverness. . . . . TUESDAY NIGHT! . . . . . ARMAGEDDON. . . . . Jay Lacopo, Jay Hayden, etc.!


and CLUE . . . . . Tiffany Elle, Trisha LaFache, Ellen Wroe, Ryan Bailey, Kelly Smith!





Best Wardrobe: Painfulness. . . . . THURSDAY NIGHT! . . . . . THE ABYSS . . . . . Nick Clifford (the wetsuit)!


Best Wardrobe Flashback to My Youth: . . . . . MONDAY NIGHT! . . . . . MOMMIE DEAREST. . . . . Jennifer Landon!


Biggest Surprise. . . . . THURSDAY DAY! . . . . . GREASE II. . . . . Natasha Goss!


Most Fun Had Acting in a Scene. . . . . FRIDAY DAY! . . . . . TAMED. . . . . Micah Sloat and Jennefer Ludwigson!






Most Fun Overall. . . . . TUESDAY NIGHT! . . . . . Ensemble: Ryan Bailey, Angelique Cabral, Chad Coe, Tiffany Elle, Alison Haislip, Jay Hayden, Victoria Kelleher, Ginifer King, Jay Lacopo, Trisha LaFache, Jeff Meacham, Chris Schneider, Kelly Smith, Jesse Soffer, Ellen Wroe!


Most Fun Scene . . . . . THURSDAY DAY! . . . . . MEAN GIRLS. . . . . Rachael Besant, Rachael Kemery, Courtney Parks and Ursula Taherian!


Most Kisses. . . . .THURSDAY NIGHT! . . . . . KISSING JESSICA STEIN. . . . . Alison Turner, Kaitlyn Samovar!


Most Moving Scene. . . . . TUESDAY NIGHT! . . . . . ARMAGEDDON. . . . . Jay Lacopo, Jay Hayden, et al.!


Most Valuable Player(s) . . . . . THURSDAY NIGHT! . . . . . Alison Turner, Adam Korson!




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*Best Bios. . . . . MONDAY EVENING! . . . . . Actor Bios. . . . . Courtney Cook and Ensemble!*

Arriane Alexander has completed about 1/1000th of her 10,000 hours, so she figures she will still be studying with Lesly Kahn until she is at least 82.
Ben Baur was here first.
Julie Dove is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and great in bed.
Jay Ellis uses his stakes sparingly. You never know when you're gonna need 'em.
Kelli Dawn Hancock is tall. Get over it.
Brian Houtz will give this to you tomorrow at brunch (ugh, bios...).
Philip Martin has leather pants. He "says" they're not his.
Ben McGroarty prefers Ben 2 to B.M. It's a poop thing.
Andrew Roda wants to be in a relationship. No, seriously.
Julia Wackenheim likes stuff.
Justin Wade didn't always drive a minivan.
Kristy Webb is the most frustratingly talented person to ever exist. Ever.
Kay Wilson is not a vegetarian/vegan because she loves animals... she's a vegetarian/vegan because she hates plants.
Courtney Cunningham Wait, what? We have a Courtney in this class?