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Marsha Morgan & Eduardo Torres are StoryAtlas Honorees for June

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016

Marsha Morgan & Eduardo Torres are StoryAtlas Honorees for June

This past Sunday, we closed out yet another cycle of StoryAtlas, this time on the topic of, “Genre Study: Mystery/Suspense.” We had a remarkable group of actors and they did extremely well with tense subject matter. We honor two actors every month. One is based on the quality of performance the final night (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on our observation of the actor’s growth and insight into the topic over the entire four-week class (BREAKTHROUGH AWARD). This month, our “Excellence in Performance Award” went to Marsha Morgan, for her hilarious and disturbed portrayal of Mrs. Castevet from ROSEMARY’S BABY. Ms. Morgan’s fearlessness in her performance greatly impressed our panel. Our “Breakthrough Award” went to class monitor Eduardo Torres for his role as The Cowboy in MULHOLLAND DRIVE. Torres found a sense of his own power which he used exceedingly well to build the character of a mysterious, intimidating enforcer. StoryAtlas Honorees for June: Excellence in Performance Award: Marsha Morgan for her role as Mrs. Castevet in ROSEMARY’S BABY. Breakthrough Award: Eduardo Torres for his role as The Cowboy in MULHOLLAND DRIVE....

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Leah Cevoli, Jorgie Goico and David Charles are StoryAtlas Honorees for May

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016

Leah Cevoli, Jorgie Goico and David Charles are StoryAtlas Honorees for May

This past Sunday, we closed out yet another cycle of StoryAtlas, this time on the topic of, “The Monologue.” We had a remarkable group of actors and they rose to the intimidating challenge of performing alone. We honor two actors every month. One is chosen by the panel of industry guests based on the quality of performance the final night (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on our observation of the actor’s growth and insight into the topic over the entire four-week class (BREAKTHROUGH AWARD). This month, once again, our “Excellence in Performance Award” went to Leah Cevoli, this time for her heartbreaking and insightful monologue from LEAVING LAS VEGAS as Sera. Our “Breakthrough Award” was a tie – for the first time in StoryAtlas history! Jorgie Goico found both depth and nuance in his monologue from DOG DAY AFTERNOON while David Charles embodied the concept of a “raw nerve” with his electric monologue from NETWORK. StoryAtlas Honorees for May: Excellence in Performance Award: Leah Cevoli for her portrayal of Sera in LEAVING LAS VEGAS. Breakthrough Award (tie): Jorgie Goico for his portrayal of Sonny in DOG DAY AFTERNOON and David Charles for his portrayal of Howard Beale in...

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Leah Cevoli and Michael Coghlan are StoryAtlas Honorees for April

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016

Leah Cevoli and Michael Coghlan are StoryAtlas Honorees for April

This past Sunday, we closed out yet another cycle of StoryAtlas, this time on the topic of, “Drunk & High: Creating a Hot Mess.” We had a remarkable group of actors and a fun (but deceptively difficult!) topic. We honor two actors every month. One is chosen based on the quality of performance on the final night (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on our observation of the actor’s growth and insight into the topic over the entire four-week class (BREAKTHROUGH AWARD). This month, our “Excellence in Performance Award” went to Leah Cevoli, for her hilarious yet all-too-human performance as lush Edina Monsoon in ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS. Ms. Cevoli’s unique friendship with Patsy Stone provided a great vehicle for Cevoli to explore comedy, while maintaining a sense of reality about her character. Our “Breakthrough Award” went to Michael Coghlan for his performance as Julio in Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN. The scene opposite Hunter Gibson as Tenoch provided opportunities for Mr. Coghlan not only to explore the character’s drunken condition but also his guilt-racked conscience. April honorees: Excellence in Performance Award: Leah Cevoli for her work in ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! Breakthrough Award: Michael Coghlan for his work in Y TU MAMA...

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Ronnie Kroell & Soledad Torres are StoryAtlas Honorees for March

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016

Ronnie Kroell & Soledad Torres are StoryAtlas Honorees for March

This past Sunday, we closed out yet another cycle of StoryAtlas, this time on the topic of, “Character Study – The Law: Cops, Criminals & Court.” We had a remarkable group of actors and a heavily requested topic, due to all the procedurals our actors see. We honor two actors every month. One is chosen by the panel of industry guests based on the quality of work the final night (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on our observation of the actor’s growth and insight into the topic over the entire four-week class (BREAKTHROUGH AWARD). This month, Ronnie Kroell was chosen for the EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE award for his portrayal of Dick Goodwin in QUIZ SHOW. Kroell artfully navigated the character’s admiration for the intellect and charm of his friend Charles Van Doren (movingly played by Michael Coghlan in our studio), with his disappointment that such a bright, young talent may have perpetrated fraud on a naive nation. Our BREAKTHROUGH AWARD went to Soledad Torres, who was studying in the studio for the first time and acting in a professional environment for the first time. She played opposite her brother Eduardo in a scene from THE KILLING. List of March, 2016 StoryAtlas Honorees: Excellence in Performance Award: Ronnie Kroell for his work in QUIZ SHOW Breakthrough Award: Soledad Torres for her work in THE...

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Martin Matamoros & Ronnie Kroell are StoryAtlas February Honorees

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016

Martin Matamoros & Ronnie Kroell are StoryAtlas February Honorees

This past Sunday, we closed out yet another cycle of StoryAtlas, this time on the topic of, “Creating Realistic Fear & Suspicion.” We had a remarkable group of actors and a terrifying topic. We honor two actors every month. One is chosen by the panel of industry guests based on the quality of performance the final night (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on our observation of the actor’s growth and insight into the topic over the entire four-week class (BREAKTHROUGH AWARD). This month, Martin Matamoros was chosen for the EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE award for his portrayal of Victor Ziegler in EYES WIDE SHUT. Matamoros re-invented the character in a fascinating, fearless manner that captured the attention and votes of our industry panel. His compelling variance of tactics used to intimidate, seduce and charm Bill (Eduardo Torres) into submission of his viewpoint won over our guests. Ronnie Kroell took on Norman Bates in an iconic scene from PSYCHO where he must confess to Marion Crane (Yuki Sagara) that, “We all go a little mad sometimes.” Early on in the month, Ronnie discovered Norman’s childlike wonder and charm, while developing the reservoir of contempt stirring underneath the surface. Ronnie had the confidence not only to build layers, but to let go of them, too. Honorable mention for the evening goes to Marsha Morgan, who probably achieved the single most memorable moment of the night when she pulled out a gun in character as Rachel Cooper in NIGHT OF THE HUNTER. Great job, Marsha! List of February, 2016 StoryAtlas Honorees: Excellence in Performance Award: Martin Matamoros for his work in EYES WIDE SHUT Breakthrough Award: Ronnie Kroell for his work in PSYCHO...

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StoryAtlas Honorees…

Posted by on Feb 20, 2016

StoryAtlas Honorees…

At StoryAtlas, we honor actors at the end of each cycle for both excellence and growth. We began honoring actors in September, 2015. At that time, StoryAtlas founder Hunter Lee Hughes chose one actor every month that epitomized the goals of the studio. In January, 2016, we evolved to give two separate honors each month, one chosen for their excellence in performance on the final night of the cycle (Excellence in Performance Award) and one chosen for their growth over the entire cycle (Breakthrough Award). It’s possible (and indeed has already happened) that the same actor may win both honors for the month. Here are our actor honorees so far: September, 2015 – “Acting in the Independent Film” Cycle Excellence Award for the Cycle – WHITNEY ANDERSON for her work in THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT.             October, 2015 – “Creating LGBT Characters for Straight and Gay Actors” Excellence Award for the Cycle – Jorgie Goicoechea for his work in WEEKEND.             November, 2015 – “Confronting Your Acting Weakness” Excellence Award for the Cycle – Edwin Alexis Gomez for his work in BOOGIE NIGHTS.             January, 2016 – “Death, Dying, Grief & Loss” Excellence in Performance – Yuki Sagara for her work in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. Breakthrough Award – Yuki Sagara for her work in TERMS OF...

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