An Actor s Guide Making It in New York City

An Actor s Guide  Making It in New York City

Everything a Working Actor Needs to Survive and Succeed in the Big Apple Glenn ... Prepares 4 - “BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE”: ACTING SCHOOLS IN NEW YORK 5 ...

Author: Glenn Alterman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621533801

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to cover the significant changes in the New York theater landscape over the last nine years. This indispensable guide has also been expanded to include dozens of new interviews with top New York City actors and a completely improved Internet chapter equipped with the most up-to-date tools to thrive in the industry. Aspiring and established professionals will find this thorough and up-to-the-minute volume chock full of resources and advice about auditioning, making professional connections, promoting one's self, seeking opportunities in nontraditional venues, finding an apartment, securing "survival jobs," understanding actor unions, getting headshots, and furthering one's actor training in New York. This guide also details working as a film extra, careers in print modeling, scams and rip-offs to avoid, opportunities for actors with disabilities, and using the Internet to the fullest advantage. Included are in-depth interviews with legendary show business figures such as actor Henry Winkler, casting director Juliet Taylor, and theater director Joseph Chaikin as well as top talents from the fields of film, television, stage, commercials, and talent agencies. Written by a professional New York actor with over thirty years of experience, this meticulously researched guide will give actors the tools they need to survive and thrive in New York show business. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Categories: Performing Arts

An Actress Prepares

An Actress Prepares

One of her journal entries from 1937 is about An Actor Prepares. ... Connecticut to audition for Le Gallienne, Hagen visited her brother in New York City.

Author: Rosemary Malague

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136503900

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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'Every day, thousands of women enter acting classes where most of them will receive some variation on the Stanislavsky-based training that has now been taught in the U.S. for nearly ninety years. Yet relatively little feminist consideration has been given to the experience of the student actress: What happens to women in Method actor training?' An Actress Prepares is the first book to interrogate Method acting from a specifically feminist perspective. Rose Malague addresses "the Method" not only with much-needed critical distance, but also the crucial insider's view of a trained actor. Case studies examine the preeminent American teachers who popularized and transformed elements of Stanislavsky’s System within the U.S.—Strasberg, Adler, Meisner, and Hagen— by analyzing and comparing their related but distinctly different approaches. This book confronts the sexism that still exists in actor training and exposes the gender biases embedded within the Method itself. Its in-depth examination of these Stanislavskian techniques seeks to reclaim Method acting from its patriarchal practices and to empower women who act. 'I've been waiting for someone to write this book for years: a thorough-going analysis and reconsideration of American approaches to Stanislavsky from a feminist perspective ... lively, intelligent, and engaging.' – Phillip Zarrilli, University of Exeter 'Theatre people of any gender will be transformed by Rose Malague’s eye-opening study An Actress Prepares... This book will be useful to all scholars and practitioners determined to make gender equity central to how they hone their craft and their thinking.' – Jill Dolan, Princeton University
Categories: Performing Arts

An Actor s Guide Making It in New York City Third Edition

An Actor s Guide   Making It in New York City  Third Edition

Everything a Working Actor Needs to Survive and Succeed in the Big Apple Glenn Alterman. GA: How does an actor go about deciding which agents' and casting ...

Author: Glenn Alterman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621536970

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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A Step-by-Step Guide for the Actor Pursuing a Career in New York A great deal has changed in the industry in the last decade. In this new, third edition of An Actor’s Guide—Making It in New York City, Glenn Alterman provides everything actors need to know. You’ll discover the ten things that it takes to make it as a successful actor in the city, how to support yourself, where and how to start your life as a New York actor, understanding and marketing “your brand,” the best acting schools and conservatories, effective ways to contact agents and casting directors, and more. The author, a successful working actor, also shares many insider tips on topics such as: how to network effectively headshots, photographers, and how to have a successful photo session creating your actor websites the best Internet resources and casting sites how to give winning auditions and interviews finding and developing great monologues off and off-off Broadway opportunities TV and film opportunities voice-overs commercial print modeling commercials survival jobs appropriate behavior in the business scams and rip-offs to avoid information for actors with disabilities information on diversity and LGBTQ concerns a listing of agents, casting directors and theaters Among the book’s many interviews are legendary show business figures, such as actors Henry Winkler, Alison Fraser, Dylan Baker, Lisa Emery, and Charles Busch, as well as casting directors Juliet Taylor, Ellen Lewis, Jay Binder, Donna DeSeta, and Liz Lewis, among many others. With Alterman’s essential guide, you’ll be prepared to launch and maintain your dream career in the city that never sleeps.
Categories: Performing Arts

An Actor Prepares to Live in New York City

An Actor Prepares   to Live in New York City

Here is the ultimate guidebook for the hordes of aspiring young performers who arrive in the Big City determined to climb the ladder to stardom.

Author: Craig Wroe

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0879109866

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 351

View: 307

(Limelight). A guide for actors, and everyone else, to getting the best for less and surviving, thriving and living the good life in the Big Apple. Here is the ultimate guidebook for the hordes of aspiring young performers who arrive in the Big City determined to climb the ladder to stardom. But the purpose of Craig Wroe, an actor himself, is not to provide instruction on how to refine acting, singing or dancing talents or how to land a job in the chorus of The Producers . Plenty of other books do that. His aim is far broader to help you survive in the crowded, frantic, expensive maelstrom that is New York. From finding a decent, reasonably inexpensive place to live to finding competent, reasonably inexpensive dental care, from getting computer training to organize your day-to-day existence to joining a gym to harden your body, from eating well to dressing better all on a tight budget there is virtually no aspect of life in New York that is not covered in this book. And it not only names names; it gives addresses and phone numbers as well. And keep in mind that newly-arrived lawyers, accountants, models, writers you name them need these things too.
Categories: Performing Arts

Acting Action

Acting Action

A Primer for Actors Hugh O'Gorman ... Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1991. Newton, Isaac.

Author: Hugh O'Gorman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538139301

Category: Art

Page: 290

View: 964

"A vigorous inquiry into the art of acting focusing on playing action, this book teaches actors how to do the "doing of acting." Hugh O'Gorman provides special insight into the acting methods of Earle Gister and Lloyd Richards"--
Categories: Art

Working in American Theatre

Working in American Theatre

A brief history, career guide and resource book for over 1000 theatres Jim ... An Actor Prepares . . . to Live in New York City: How to Live Like a Star ...

Author: Jim Volz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408152317

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

View: 645

"I cannot think of a better book for aspiring and working actors, craftspeople, artists, and managers" Kent Thompson, Artistic Director, Denver Center Theatre Company, Past President TCG Board of Directors "It's time for a new look at the complexity and richness of America's growing theatrical landscapre and Jim Volz is just the person to provide that overview" Lesley Schisgall Currier, Managing Director, Marin Shakespeare Company Working in American Theatre is a coast-to-coast overview of the opportunities awaiting theatre practitioners in every discipline. Featuring tips from America's top theatre professionals, this resource offers job-search and career-planning strategies, as well as detailed information on over 1,000 places to work in the American theatre, including regional companies, Broadway and commerical theatre, Shakespeare festivals, touring theatres, university/resident theatres, youth and children's theatres, and outdoor theatres. Offering an overview of the evolution of American theatre and behind-the-scenes stories of the regional movement, this single volume is an indispensable tool at every stage of your career.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Quotable Actor

The Quotable Actor

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed and Other Things I've Learned. New York: Random House, 2006. Stanislavski, Constantin. An Actor Prepares. New York: Theatre Arts ...

Author: Damon DiMarco

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 9781595808752

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 113

Collecting advice, quotes, essays, and observations from hundreds of famous actors and highly regarded acting teachers, The Quotable Actor covers a wide range of topics on the art and history of acting. Entertaining, instructive, and informative, it is organized into specific, easy-to-search categories, such as "On Why We Act"; "On Auditioning"; "On Struggling and Building a Career"; and "On Gender Differences and Aging in the Biz." From art and technique to business and lifestyle, entries include fascinating anecdotes and advice from some of the greatest actors in history: Marlon Brando commenting on the rehearsal process Meryl Streep’s advice on building a character Al Pacino recalling what it was like to be a starving young artist Beauty tips from some of Hollywood’s leading ladies Recollections of horrible auditions from A-list stars Musings from Jack Nicholson, Edwin Booth, and many others Additional contributors include Constantin Stanislavski, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ellen Burstyn, Julie Andrews, Paul Newman, and Peter O’Toole—providing insights into the actor’s craft that are equally useful to young actors just starting out and accomplished professionals looking for inspiration in the words of peers.
Categories: Performing Arts

An Actor Prepares to Work in New York City

An Actor Prepares   to Work in New York City

"There are two certainties in an actor's life: uncertainty and waiting. Craig Wroe's indispensable Bible makes both agonies far more bearable...and will help to steady the actor as he gets on and off the roller coaster." Frank Langella

Author: Craig Wroe

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 087910306X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 259

View: 858

(Limelight). The author of An Actor Prepares to Live in New York City has compiled a valuable resource for actors who come to the Big Apple seeking fame and fortune or just a decent job! All aspects of the profession are thoroughly detailed. "There are two certainties in an actor's life: uncertainty and waiting. Craig Wroe's indispensable Bible makes both agonies far more bearable...and will help to steady the actor as he gets on and off the roller coaster." Frank Langella
Categories: Performing Arts

Shakespeare and Realism

Shakespeare and Realism

An Actor's Work. Translated by Jean Benedetti. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2008. Stern, Tiffany. Shakespeare in Parts. Oxford: Oxford University Press ...

Author: Peter Lichtenfels

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781683931713

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 148

View: 573

This collection of essays by both theatre scholars and practitioners examines the political and aesthetic consequences of the marriage of Shakespearean text and realist performance style, considering productions ranging from the early twentieth century to 2016.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Group Theatre of New York City 1931 1941

The Group Theatre of New York City  1931 1941

Rapoport , I. , " The Work of the Actor , " Theatre Workshop , I , 1 , October -
December , 1936 , pp . 5-40 . ... 29-40 . Stanislavski , Constantin , An Actor
Prepares , ( tr . ) ... Direction and Acting , " The Theatre and Motion Pictures from
Encyclopedia Britannica , Edition XIV , New York : Encyclopedia Britannica , Inc. ,
1933 .

Author: W. David Sievers

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012165358

Category:

Page: 822

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Career Coach

Career Coach

An Actor Prepares...To Live In New York City: How To Live Like A Star Before You Become One. Pompton Plains, NJ: Amadeus Press, 2004. Ballet Cooper, Bill.

Author: Shelly Field

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816053544

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 285

View: 478

Presents a guide for those interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts, with advice and tips on assessing interests and skills, setting goals, planning career actions, searching for a job, networking, and pursuing success in the workplace.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Reference Library of Arab America Arab Americans

Reference Library of Arab America  Arab Americans

Since 1985 , Abraham has also taught acting at New York's Brooklyn College . ...
He prepares his students for the emotional blow that comes with being turned
away for parts . ... Abraham and his wife live in their Greenwich Village apartment
in New York City , where Abraham continues to work on various acting projects .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 0787641758

Category: Arab Americans

Page:

View: 611

A comprehensive survey of Arabs in America including their history, immigration laws, education, business, language, religion, literature, art, music, and prominent people.
Categories: Arab Americans

Secrets from the Casting Couch

Secrets from the Casting Couch

On Camera Strategies for Actors from a Casting Director Nancy Bishop ... part of the program included seminars by lead casting directors from New York City.

Author: Nancy Bishop

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408143902

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 630

"Any actor who is serious about his or her career should read this book" Matthew Stillman, Producer: Casino Royale, Wanted, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. "As a director, casting a movie can be a terrifying process. Put the wrong actor in your project and you're sunk. How do you find the right person? ... if you're working with Nancy Bishop you know you're in good, accomplished hands, whether you're a director or an actor. " Neil Burger, Director of The Illusionist Why is it that so many good actors don't perform well at castings? Secrets from the Casting Couch gives practical advice for actors, written from a casting director's point of view, teaching the craft of film casting in front of camera. It shows how actors can work with today's internet technologies to get cast and features advice and actual exercises that achieve results in the casting studio. Emmy-award nominated casting director Nancy Bishop C.SA., has developed a successful approach through many years experience of working in the casting studio. The author also runs internationally recognised master classes throughout Europe and the US and is the head of the Prague Film School Acting Department.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky

The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky

She holds a doctorate from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She has also worked as a professional actor, and regularly directs ...

Author: Andrew White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136281853

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Stanislavsky’s system of actor-training has revolutionised modern theatre practice, and he is widely recognised to be one of the great cultural innovators of the twentieth century. The Routledge Companion to Stanislavsky is an essential book for students and scholars alike, providing the first overview of the field for the 21st century. An important feature of this book is the balance between Stanislavsky’s theory and practice, as international contributors present scholarly and artistic interpretations of his work. With chapters including academic essays and personal narratives, the Companion is divided into four clear parts, exploring Stanislavsky on stage, as an acting teacher, as a theorist and finally as a theatre practitioner. Bringing together a dazzling selection of original scholarship, notable contributions include: Anatoly Smeliansky on Stanislavsky’s letters William D. Gunn on staging ideology at the Moscow Art Theatre Sharon Marie Carnicke and David Rosen on opera Rosemary Malague on the feminist perspective of new translations W.B. Worthen on cognitive science Julia Listengarten on the avant-garde David Krasner on the System in America and Dennis Beck on Stanislavsky’s legacy in non-realistic theatre R. Andrew White is Associate Professor of Theatre at Valparaiso University, where he annually directs productions. He has an MFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University and the Moscow Art Theatre School, and has worked as an actor at a variety of theatres in the United States. In addition, his scholarship has appeared in edited works published by Routledge and Palgrave Macmillan, as well as in top American journals including Theatre Survey, TDR/The Drama Review, and New England Theatre Journal.
Categories: Performing Arts

Pragmatic Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy

Pragmatic Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy

An actor prepares. New York, NY: Routledge. Stiles, W. S. (2009). Responsiveness as an obstacle for psychotherapy outcome research: It's worse than you ...

Author: Jerrold Lee Shapiro

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483368986

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 196

Pragmatic Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy integrates concepts of positive psychology and strengths based therapy into existential therapy. Turning existential therapy on its head, this exciting, all-new title approaches the theory from a positive, rather than the traditional deficit model. Authored by a leading figure in existential therapy, Jerrold Lee Shapiro, the aim is to make existential therapy positive and easily accessible to a wide audience through a pragmatic, stage wise model. Shapiro expands on the work of Viktor Frankl and focuses on delivery to individuals and groups, men and women, and evidence based therapy. The key to his work is to help the client focus on resistance and to use it as a means of achieving therapeutic breakthroughs. Filled with vignettes and rich case examples, the book is comprehensive, accessible, concrete, pragmatic and very human in connection between author and reader. “This is a masterful primer on existential therapy that has been forged from the pen of a highly seasoned theorist, researcher, and practitioner. In Pragmatic Existential Counseling and Psychotherapy we gain the insight and personal experience of one who has lived and breathed the field for over 50 years—alongside some of the greatest practitioners of the craft, most notably Viktor Frankl. This volume is superb for students interested in a broad and substantive overview of the field.” —Kirk Schneider, Columbia University
Categories: Social Science

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols

An Actor Prepares. Translated by Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood. New York: Theatre Arts, 1936. Steinem, Gloria. “The Good News Is: These Are Not the Best Years ...

Author: Kyle Stevens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199375837

Category: Art

Page: 304

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With iconic movies like Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, and Carnal Knowledge, Mike Nichols was the most prominent American director during the cultural upheavals of the 1960s. Mike Nichols: Sex, Language, and the Reinvention of Psychological Realism argues that he overhauled the style of psychological realism, and, in doing so, continues to shape the legacies of Hollywood cinema. It also reveals that misreadings of his films were central to foundational debates at the emergence of Cinema Studies as a discipline, inviting new reflections on critical dogma. Focusing on Nichols' classic movies, as well as later films such as Silkwood, The Birdcage, and Angels in America, Kyle Stevens demonstrates that Nichols' realism lies not in the plausibility of his characters but in their inherent mystery. By attending to the puzzling words and silences, breaths and laughter, that comprise these characters, Stevens uncovers new insights into the subversive potential of a range of cinematic elements, and reveals how Nichols' satirical oeuvre, and Hollywood itself, participated in several of the nation's most urgent social, political, and philosophical advances.
Categories: Art

Building Moral Communities Through Educational Drama

Building Moral Communities Through Educational Drama

An actor prepares. New York: Routledge. (Original work published 1936) Wallace, E. (1995, May 26). 12 going on dead. San Jose Mercury, p. 13b.

Author: Betty Jane Wagner

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567504027

Category: Education

Page: 255

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Fills a wide gap in the research literature on effective teaching strategies to build better social skills, conflict management competence, and deep understanding of history, literature, and social interactions and organization.
Categories: Education

The Student Actor Prepares

The Student Actor Prepares

To appear in a production in New York City's Broadway area is the epitome of success for many actors. This goal is an exciting aspiration for which you can ...

Author: Gai Jones

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781783202607

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 470

View: 496

The Student Actor Prepares is a practical, interactive approach to a student actor’s journey. Each chapter includes acting principles, their importance to the process, and workbook entries for emotional work, script analysis, and applications to the study of theatre. Topics cover a brief history of the art of acting and how the study of acting can be an advantage in numerous occupations; an actor’s discovery of emotional work; movement and mime practices for the actor; vocal practices for the actor; solo improvisational study; script analysis for the individual actor; rehearsal tips; monologue work; original solo work; audition information; working with an acting partner or in a production; acting resources; and research topics.
Categories: Performing Arts

Modernity Freedom and the African Diaspora

Modernity  Freedom  and the African Diaspora

black theater group, the African Company, was established in New York City in 1820. Yet, until the start of the twenty-first century, an all-black acting ...

Author: Elisa Joy White

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253001153

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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Elisa Joy White investigates the contemporary African Diaspora communities in Dublin, New Orleans, and Paris and their role in the interrogation of modernity and social progress. Beginning with an examination of Dublin’s emergent African immigrant community, White shows how the community’s negotiation of racism, immigration status, and xenophobia exemplifies the ways in which idealist representations of global societies are contradicted by the prevalence of racial, ethnic, and cultural conflicts within them. Through the consideration of three contemporaneous events—the deportations of Nigerians from Dublin, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and the uprisings in the Paris suburbs—White reveals a shared quest for social progress in the face of stark retrogressive conditions.
Categories: Social Science

Shakespeare in Action

Shakespeare in Action

Many actor trainers working in the United States would argue that for ... an 'American' approach, borrowed from Moscow and developed in New York City.

Author: Jaq Bessell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474229753

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 751

- How do actors prepare a script of a Shakespeare play for performance? - Where do directors begin? - What do Shakespeare's plays offer a designer or choreographer? - How do the cast and creative team work together in rehearsals? With S
Categories: Literary Criticism