BroadwayWorld.com is excited to introduce its newest blogger - VP Boyle!
VP Boyle is one of the most sought after Broadway audition and life coaches for professionals in New York City and works with actors at every level across the country to spread his irreverent approach to theatrical wellness. VP currently serves as the creator and Chair of the New York Film Academy's new cutting-edge Musical Theatre & Film Conservatory Program. The two-year program merges conservatory musical theatre training with Broadway professionals and an intensive acting on film curriculum that culminates with an original movie musical film project.
Check out a quick introduction video to the program by clicking HERE.
You can also download a flyer with some featured faculty by clicking HERE.
Welcome to Oz where there are two kinds of sparkly green. The first (and most wonderful) is the sparkle that comes from your family, friends and colleagues that wish you joy with every molecule of their body. They are the keepers. The jewels in your crown adventure that add luster and light to anything you do. They will champion you whether you rise or whether you fall and love you just the same. They come in all sorts of surprise colors and shine. They can be sapphire blue, emerald green, amber yellow, ruby red and the brightest of white diamonds. They can be co-workers at your survival job, the man that got away, the young gal at your stage door every night or even someone from afar that you will never meet.
But there is a different theatre gem. The Toxic Emerald.
Their performance can be on or off stage and is of the greatest caliber. You will buy into their self-centered show before discovering there is no out clause. They also can be family, friends and colleagues that have an unfortunate murky streak where their energy is misplaced. They will profess to be your champion but really do not have your best interests at heart. Sometimes they do no even know they are the way they are and it's not your job to tell them or fix them. Toxic emeralds can sparkle and shine but in the end, they are basically the envious, unhappy sort.
If you listen to your heart and your gut (and not your head,) you will know when and where they show up in your life. Wish them peace and move on. Break ties. Let long relationships shift or evaporate but keep what little time you have on this planet centered around the people that really align with your current vision of the world and of course, you with theirs.
The lease isn't worth living with someone you don't trust.
The dinner isn't worth eating to meet someone you don't like.
The party isn't worth attending to toast someone who doesn't have your back.
The story isn't worth writing if the characters never change.
Your life is worth living with people that make you smile, laugh and sing so pick someone today and call them to tell them they are that true sparkle in your world.
Live who you are. Love what you do.
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VP BOYLE is one of the most sought after Broadway audition and life coaches for professionals in New York City and works with actors at every level across the country to spread his irreverent approach to theatrical wellness. He wears many hats in the Broadway community (director, casting director, actor, writer, producer) and is most known in the theatrical casting world for creating The Musical Theatre Forum, a professional casting workshop with every major Broadway casting agency in NYC.
VP currently serves as the creator and Chair of the New York Film Academy's new cutting-edge Musical Theatre & Film Conservatory Program. The two-year program merges conservatory musical theatre training with Broadway professionals and an intensive acting on film curriculum that culminates with an original movie musical film project.
His book, AUDITION FREEDOM: The Irreverent Wellness Guide for Theatre People is availalbe at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Drama Book Shop NYC.
He directed the sold-out An Evening with Frank Wildhorn and Friends at Studio 54 featuring Linda Eder, Douglas Sills, Frank Wildhorn and others. He also directed the critically acclaimed presentation of The Normal Heart at Lincoln Center. He spent two years as the Producing Director for The Musical Writers' Playground and as a casting director with Dave Clemmons Casting casting Broadway shows, tours, and original workshops. He is currently the casting director for Mason Street Warehouse and teaches audition workshops from coast to coast. As an actor, his favorite moments on the boards include The Scarlet Pimpernel with Douglas Sills and Sunset Boulevard with Diahann Carroll.
He is the screenwriter/lyricist for Walk Away, with Sharon Kenny and is currently at work on a new pop/rock musical with Joe O'Keefe, The Tunnel, based on the Mole People—the underground homeless living in NYC's abandoned subway tunnels. Outside of the zany world of show biz, VP is an amateur potter, librettist/lyricist, closet photographer and self-proclaimed man of leisure with more professional union cards and guild affiliations than any one person should really have. Member: AEA, CAEA, SAG, AFTRA, SSDC, ASCAP, The Dramatists' Guild.