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  • Speak Up!  Speak Out!

    Speak Up! Speak Out!

    Have you ever been afraid to speak in public?   If so, you are not alone.  Most people find speaking in public terrifying!  But it doesn't have to scare you any longer. Whether you are: a business or sales person making a  presentation a motivational speaker delivering an address a club member giving a report a politician speaking out against an injustice an attorney making a legal argument or someone making an introduction, an announcement or a toast this book is for you!  New York and Hollywood acting and speech coach Kathryn Bild gives you an assortment of acting techniques, tips and exercises that will quell your nerves, wow your audiences, and help you feel more in control in all of your public presentations from now on ! View on Amazon Read More »
  • Translating Shakespeare: A Guidebook for Young Actors

    Translating Shakespeare: A Guidebook for Young Actors

    For actors both young and old, the prospect of preparing to perform a Shakespearean role can be intimidating...even terrifying!   Translating Shakespeare seeks to make the actor's preparatory work on the Bard's plays both stimulating and fun by de-mystifying the experience.  It offers step-by-step explanations of the fundamental processes involved in creative preparation: comparing edited texts, analyzing verse rhythms, idenifying antitheses, and most importantly, helping the actor to find his or her won personal key to unlock the plays' contexts and circumstances in an inspiring way. Offering many specific examples from the plays in each chapter to illustrate the topics covered, the book concludes with detailed approaches to six Shakespearean scenes, applying all of the work covered in earlier chapters to a practical rehearsal approach. Read More »
  • The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2014

    The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2014

    In The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2014 you will find fifty terrific new ten-minute plays, all successfully produced during the 2013-2014 theatrical season. They are written in a variety of styles. Some are realistic; some comic; and some are dramatic. Included in this volume is a comprehensive list of theatres which do ten-minute plays. View on Amazon Read More »
  • The Best Stage Monologues 2014

    The Best Stage Monologues 2014

    The Best Stage Monologues 2014 (The Best Women's Stage Monologues and The Best Men's Stage Monologues) are from the 2013-2014 theatrical season are presented in two essential books!  Here, you will find a rich and varied selection of monologues from plays - most are for younger performers (teens through thirties), but there are also some excellent pieces for older men and women.  Some of the monologues are by playwrights familiar to you, such as Don Nigro, Jane Martin or Theresa Rebeck.  Others are by exciting up-and-comers! View The Best Men's Stage Monologueson Amazon View The Best Women's Stage Monologues on Amazon Read More »
  • Monologues for Latino/a Actors

    Monologues for Latino/a Actors

    Monologues for Latino/a Actors, A Resource Guide to Contemporary Latino/a Playwrights for Actors and Teachers.  This book is organized a little differently than most published collections of monologues.  Each chapter is arranged in several sections: "About the Playwright," "LIst of Plays," "Playwright Information," "Performing the Monologues," "The Monologues." View on Amazon Read More »

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Greetings from Broadway: A.R. Gurney's Love Letters Opens with Mia Farrow & Tony Winner Brian Dennehy.

NEWS By Ryan McPhee September 18, 2014 - 12:00AM

Greetings from Broadway: A.R. Gurney's Love Letters Opens with Mia Farrow & Tony Winner Brian Dennehy © Justin "Squigs" Phil Robertson "The Duck Commander"

Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy are the first pair of a rotating cast to star in 'Love Letters.'

On September 18, the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's poignant "Love Letters" celebrates its official opening night at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. In honor of the show's return to the Great White Way, Broadway.com resident artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson penned this sketch of the production's first pair of stars: Mia Farrow and Tony winner Brian Dennehy. You can catch Squigs in person on September 21 at his table at the 2014 Broadway Flea Market.

As it turns out, the portrait also showcases the play’s entire set: a single table, at which the duo reads aloud an enitre lifetime of letters between the rebellious Melissa Gardner and the straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III.
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Tickets Now On Sale to See America Ferrera in Terrence McNally’s "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" Off-Broadway

NEWS By Broadway.com Staff September 16, 2014 - 2:46PM

Tickets Now On Sale to See America Ferrera in Terrence McNally’s "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" Off-Broadway

Tickets are now available to see Emmy winner America Ferrera in the Second Stage production of "Lips Together, Teeth Apart." Directed by Peter DuBois, the revival of Terrence McNally’s comedy will begin previews on October 7 at the Tony Kiser Theatre. Opening night is set for November 5.

In "Lips Together, Teeth Apart," a brother and sister and their spouses spend a Fourth of July weekend in a Fire Island beach house. Thrown into a gay paradise, they do their best to enjoy themselves despite their prejudices and insecurities. This marks the first New York revival of the comedy in 23 years.

The off-Broadway production will also star Michael Chernus, Tracee Chimo and Austin Lysy.
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Theresa Rebeck's "The Understudy" Associate Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr will helm the production.

By Editorial Staff • September 18, 2014 • North Jersey, New Jersey
Theresa Rebeck is the author of "The Understudy," which is set to run as part of McCarter Theatre's 2014/2015 season. (© David Gordon) McCarter Theatre has announced plans to present "The Understudy" by Theresa Rebeck (Smash, Dead Accounts) in the Matthews Theatre from October 14 through November 2. A press opening is set for October 14. Associate Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr will helm the production. "The Understudy" premiered at Roundabout Theatre Company in 2009. In the play, things are not going well at "The Understudy" rehearsal for the new Broadway production of a lost masterpiece by Franz Kafka. This backstage drama is an examination of art, celebrity, and theater. The cast will feature Adam Green as Harry, Danielle Skraasdad as Roxanne, and J.D. Taylor as Jake. The creative/design team includes Eugene Lee (scenic design), Stephen Strawbridge (lighting design), Kristin Isola (costume design), Nick Kourtides (sound design), Sam Pinkleton (choreography), and Samantha Bellomo (fight choreography).
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