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Resources

Actors

Sonya Cooke
Sonya Cooke is an Actor and private acting coach who specializes in helping actors identify the techniques that inspire them and create their best work. All sessions are offered on a sliding scale to suit the actor’s budget. Her background is first and foremost in Meisner technique, and she draws heavily from Louis Scheeder’s Neoclassical approach and Declan Donnellan’s book, The Actor and the Target. Sonya works with her students on a case-by-case basis and applies only the tools necessary to empower the individual actor. The work is rigorous but always fun! For more information, please check out Sonya’s website; email her at cooke.sonya@gmail.com to schedule a free consultation!

Russell Jordan
Russell Jordan is a talented actor and voice-over artist. Audiences have seen his versatility both on the stage and on film. New media fans have also seen his work on several popular web series and comedy shows. His voice can be heard on Port Authority podcasts and Desktop Epics audio drama. He is also a proud member of AFTRA. russelljordan.com

Christopher Kelk
Christopher Kelk (Equity/ACTRA), Canada: is an actor in Toronto, primarily theatre, but also film as well. He also is a translator of Latin and ancient Greek texts. His translation of Juvenal’s Satires is soon to be published. Chris may be contacted through his manager Rod Maxwell at Premier Artists’ Mgmt, Inc.

Associations & Groups

Actors Equity Association
“AEA” or “Equity”, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 48,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Manhattan Theatre Source
Manhattan Theatre Source is a not-for-profit arts service organization with a groundbreaking purpose:
to organize and link the disparate communities within New York’s vital Off-Off Broadway movement,
and to provide a “one-stop shop” resource center for independent theatre artists and audiences across the nation.

NYCPlaywrights
NYCPlaywrights readings help writers create new plays. The plays read are not perfected works. Readings are entertaining, but newcomers should be aware some plays will have a raw quality and need changes. Weekly meetings are on Tuesdays from September through June – except holidays. See the schedule of upcoming meetings here. Meetings are free and open to the public. Learn more about becoming a member.

Services & Businesses

Arborgate Media
Arborgate Media is media consulting company which provides promotional video services to artists, entrepreneurs and other cultural creatives. We are also a production house which creates and develops animation projects. Wendy Altshuler

ByHandMedia.net
Rene Carson of By Hand Media is responsible for the design and programming of DavidLamberton.com.

FilmFetish.com
Film and media blog FilmFetish.com provides resources and news for the entertainment industry, as well as a valuable publicity venue for independent filmmakers.

Fractured Atlas (insurance, et al)
Fractured Atlas is a non-profit organization that serves a national community of artists and arts organizations. Our programs and services facilitate the creation of art by offering vital support to the artists who produce it. By nurturing today’s talented but underrepresented voices, we hope to foster a dynamic and diverse cultural landscape of tomorrow.

Matt St. Leger
Matt St. Leger is a freelance visual effects artist. Check his website at nycvfx.com.

MyFantasticArt.com
MyFantasticArt.com is a community and gallery for creators and fans of the fantastic, sci-fi, futurist, storyboard, horror, comic, manga, 3D, steampunk and surrealist art forms, as well as writers of speculative fiction, literary science fiction, fantasy, horror, cyberpunk, magical realism, and psychological horror, slipstream and fan fiction. Passionate artists, designers, writers and their fans can upload their favorite work, discuss mutual interests, post events, start groups and much more. MyFantasyArt.com is also the online home of SFX Space, a series of global traveling art exhibits that will reside primarily within non-traditional venues, including colleges, independent movie theaters, popular culture conventions, and similar settings.

The Field
The Field’s mission is to serve independent performing artists on a completely non-exclusive basis. Everything we do is open to artists from all aesthetic viewpoints, cultural backgrounds, and levels of development. Our priority is to create a climate where risk-taking and originality are championed, and the broadest range of voices are included. Field programs are affordable, accessible, and rigorous.

Resource Information

Manhattan Theatre Source
Manhattan Theatre Source is a not-for-profit arts service organization with a groundbreaking purpose: to organize and link the disparate communities within New York’s vital Off-Off Broadway movement, and to provide a “one-stop shop” resource center for independent theatre artists and audiences across the nation.

IBDb
Internet Broadway Database archive is the official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDb provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre up through today.