Director

Acting Coach

Audition Coach & Teacher

MARY MCGINLEY

 
 
Current Show:
Mary is deep into the creative stages of a devised musical based on a dramatic event in our country’s history. She is thrilled to be working again on devised work with a great ensemble of actors at the Muse of Fire Project on this important piece. More news soon!

At the Actors Alternative Studio
Mary serves as Artistic Director at the Actors Alternative Studio, which is the professional development and education arm of New Millennium Theatre Works.  Actors Alternative Studio is dedicated to teaching technique that is usable for the real-world work situations that professional actors find themselves in, as opposed to the idealistic dream that acting schools and universities feed us.  This means learning how to make the best choices fast, and consistently.  It means learning how to be flexible, smart and effective.  It also means having respect for yourself as a professional and organizing your art like a business. Working with all levels, beginner to advanced, Mary offers a variety of workshops and coaching opportunities to fit your needs.

Classes

MONOLOGUE MADNESS AUTUMN WORKSHOPS
As a way of saying thanks to all the great actors I’ve work with this year, I’m offering my Monologue Madness Workshop at a great price. Reawaken the actor within. Rejuvenate your stale audition pieces.  Find, once again, the creativity that makes acting exciting. 
TBA. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR FALL SCHEDULE.


SHAKESPEARE MORNING INTENSIVE
This is a great workshop for both those who are new to Shakespeare and those who want a refresher.  Through an intensive morning of play you will find meaning, joy and excitement in acting the most beautiful material an actor can sink his teeth into.  
TBA. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR FALL SCHEDULE

Coaching
Private coaching and E-coaching available. Inquire for rates and further information.


Zen & the Art of Auditioning is a free evening workshop based on techniques to ground the actor, to help you get past the anxiety of the audition situation and acquire “mind like water” – that is a sense of peace and assurance. Monologues and their preparation will be explored. 
Cost: Free, reservation required. Date: The spring session is over.  Watch here for a fall date.
Reserve here: auditionmd@gmail.com

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Events and Workshops

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"Mary saw beyond convention and right into the soul of the character.  She gave me the freedom to explore one of Shakespeare's most three dimensional women with graceful guidance: posing questions when they needed to be posed and giving me space when she knew my process needed it.  I was able to reach the level I knew Juliet needed to get to because of Mary's patience as well as the rehearsal environment she fostered which allowed me to take enormous risks."

  1. -Sarah K. Lippmann, actress

  2. -Mabou Mines, NADA, Gold Coast Shakespeare

“Mary is LMAO funny! Mary directs clearly and concisely, and she gets the most humor out of a situation on stage. She is also compassionate and understanding behind the scenes. She creates a safe environment that brings out the best in most performers (there are few losers even she can't save).”

Noemi de la Puente, actress

Delaware Theatre, Carolinian Shakespeare Festival

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