Author archive: cboynton

Staged Reading Magic

Staged Reading Magic

Packed with ideas, insider tips, and a touch of Broadway gossip! – this practical guide shows you, step by step, how to transform simple script readings into breathtaking, memorable, theatrical experiences…and how to do it on a shoestring.  Written for anyone who wants to produce a successful reading, including professional and community theaters, actors, directors,…

222 More Comedy Monologues, 2 Minutes & Under

222 More Comedy Monologues, 2 Minutes & Under

The Funniest, Hottest Monologues available! From writers as varied as Anton Chekhov, Will Eno, Reina Hardy, David Rakoff, Mark Twain and Lauren Gunderson. You’ll find shades of comedy from light to dark, situational humor, word play, absurdity, surrealism, and first-rate character work by some very funny writers. It’s all here!  

July 2017 The Best of the Rest

July 2017: The Best of the Rest Summer is no longer a “slow theatre season.”  New shows are opening all around New York, surprising us with their richness and depth. Napoli, Brooklyn at the Laura Pels Theatre An onion isn’t a stage prop you’re used to seeing in the theatre, is it? But as carried…

June, 2017: New and Robust Offerings

June, 2017: New and Robust Offerings The Tony Awards have been announced, the official “season” is concluded, and summer is upon us.  But that doesn’t mean that New York theatre is “closed” for the summer. On the contrary, new and robust openings are causing a stir. Julius Caesar at Shakespeare in the Park First and…

The Bountiful Month of May

The Bountiful Month of May  It’s been a thrilling spring season for new plays on the New York stages. I’ve already reported on two notable ones (Sweat and Oslo) in previous months, but since they’ve moved to larger venues and are both up for Tony Awards on June 11, they merit repeat recognition. Sweat on…

APRIL IS “MUSICAL MONTH”

April is “Musical Month” in New York – and gloriously so.  Here are the highlights (five Broadway shows, one off-Broadway): SONDHEIM x 3 In case you haven’t noticed (but how could you not?!), there’s a Sondheim festival going on in New York this spring. Three splendid Sondheim revivals have opened recently, offering dramatically different directorial…

Rough Winds in March

Rough Winds in March The gales of March have blown in a blistery batch of powerful and provocative plays. The Penitent at Atlantic Theatre Company The unstoppable David Mamet has returned with a new play – this time, an austere parable on the story of Job that plumbs the depths of human motivation, moral ambiguity,…

Crash Course Volume 2

Crash Course Volume 2

Are you auditioning for theater and looking for tips on how to improve your cold reading technique or monologues? Are you graduating from a high school or college acting program and looking to polish your auditioning skills as you enter the professional industry? Are you new to acting and looking for advice on headshots and…

Crash Course Volume 1

Crash Course Volume 1

Are you new to the acting industry and unsure where to start? Are you graduating from a high school or college acting program and seeking guidance as you enter the professional industry? Are you looking to learn the business essentials for yourself or your child without getting overwhelmed? Then “Crash Course: Preparing for the Business…

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