Monday, April 11, 2011

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ROSIE COSCH

Like so many women, Rosie took a break from her acting career when she started her family. Now that her children are busy with school and activities, she's again finding the time to devote to her passion. "I returned to acting after a long break, and was incredibly lucky to have found Matthew Arkin's Technique and Scene Study Classes." Rosie audited classes with several different teachers before settling on Matthew's class. "So many of the teachers were intimidating or talking in riddles, but Matthew is thoughtful and encouraging, and creates a comfortable atmosphere where you feel secure enough to take risks and try something new without any fear." Returning to class helped Rosie to hit the ground running, and in less than two years, she booked a role in a community theatre production, then her first Off-off-Broadway show in the Midtown International Theater Festival. Now she's busy racking up more credits, performing as a member of not one but two NYC theater companies, Love Creek and The Michael Chekov Theater Company. "Matthew was always consistent and patient, and if I was having trouble with a role, he could target exactly what I needed to do to get to the heart of the character. Thanks to Matthew, I got my confidence back, and I don't think I could have done it without his gentle approach."

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