Getting the role and making it shine
By Cindy Marcus
Written to encourage eager young actors who want to learn the secrets of acting before they even get their driver’s license, this brand new book has the perfect combination of insightful, informative teaching and light-hearted spirit. Cindy Marcus, a writer, producer, actor, director and in-demand acting coach, shares what she’s learned while training teen actors at her national teen theatre, Showdown. Showdown’s acting approach focuses on self-exploration; the more you know about who you are, the more you have to bring to the role. So this highly readable guide starts with a chapter entitled “Who Are You?”, then progresses through auditioning, approaching a role, acting through song and dance, rehearsals and performance. Read more...
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Whether you want to be a professional actor or not, The Ultimate Young Actors Guide can open your heart, your mind and your imagination. Learning the secrets of acting can be applied to all aspects of life, both business and social. This guide will serve any young person well on their journey. Fran Drescher, actor, producer and writer
This book will not make you a star. But it will give you the tools to go out and become one on your own. And ain’t that a whole lot better. Peter Marc Jacobson, writer/producer for The Nanny and Happily Divorced
This book is crammed full of Cindy’s expertise, enthusiasm and postitive suggestions for young performers. Working with Cindy is always full of ‘Aha! moments’ and this book shares her experiences with a great big new audience of young actors. Jim Pentecost, producer, writer and educator