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  • The Best Men’s and Women’s Stage Monologues 2018 Has Arrived!

    The Best Men’s and Women’s Stage Monologues 2018 Has Arrived!

    Here you will find a rich and varied selection of monologues for men, most of which are from plays which were produced and/or published in the 2017-2018 theatrical season. Many are for younger performers (teens through 30s) but there are some excellent pieces for older men as well. The age of the character is indicated...Read More »
  • The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2018 is Here!

    The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2018 is Here!

    In this volume, you will find fifty terrific new ten-minute plays from the 2017-2018 theatrical season. They are written in a variety of styles, some are realistic plays; some are not. Some are comic, some dramatic. The ten-minute play form lends itself well to experimentation in style. A playwright can have fun with a device...Read More »
  • AWARD FINALIST 2018 BEST BOOK AWARDS – Performing Arts Actor for Life: How to Have an Amazing Career Without all the Drama by Connie de Veer and Jan Elfline Actor for Life is the text that actors and acting teachers search for. It has an upbeat tone, easy to read style, and tongue-in-cheek images, so...Read More »
  • Every Act of Life – Edited by Jeff Kaufman  – COMING OCTOBER 15!

    Every Act of Life – Edited by Jeff Kaufman – COMING OCTOBER 15!

  • Thinking in Character, or Knocking on Hamlet’s Door  by Richard Brestoff – COMING DECEMBER 15

    Thinking in Character, or Knocking on Hamlet’s Door by Richard Brestoff – COMING DECEMBER 15

    Thinking in Character, or Knocking on Hamlet’s Door by Richard Brestoff   “Thinking in Character, or Knocking on Hamlet’s Door” is a fine-tuned, detailed approach to character building.  Using “thought,” or subtext, to shepherd the actor towards depth and nuance, Richard Brestoff brings a wealth of teaching experience and keen insights to bear on characters...Read More »

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Actor for Life: How to Have an Amazing Career Without all the Drama by Connie de Veer and Jan Elfline

Award Finalist: 2018 Best Book Awards
Performing Arts

Actor for Life is the text that actors and acting teachers search for. It has an upbeat tone, easy to read style, and tongue-in-cheek images, so the profoundly powerful content is surprisingly easy to take in and use. The exercises draw on the latest methods from the science of learning. They enable the reader to break negative patterns of thought and behavior, and literally reprogram their brains. The result is lasting positive change.
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Glenn Alterman joins the Board of Directors of the Villiage Playwrights.

This talented company is one of the companies that has been very helpful recently in the development of his short play collection, A BENCH, A TABLE AND TWO CHAIRS (Under the French Arts Development Grant).
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