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    Digital Technical Theater Simplified
    High Tech Lighting, Audio, Video and More on a Low Budget
    By Drew Campbell
    (Allworth Press)
    The theater is in the midst of a digital revolution! This book provides readers with an easy-to-understand overview of the digital technology currently available for the stage. In clear language, Digital Technical Theater Simplified explains digital technology in the fields of lighting, audio, video,... [READ MORE]
    Mastering Monologues and Acting Sides
    How to Audition Successfully for Both Traditional and New Media
    By Janet Wilcox
    (Allworth Press)
    Mastering Monologues and Acting Sides: How to Audition Successfully for Both Traditional and New Media is everything an actor needs to be ready for that perfect part, from webisodes to Shakespeare. Scripts, acting technique tips, and exercises keep a performer toned and ready, while industry experts... [READ MORE]
    Improv for Actors
    By Dan Diggles
    (Allworth Press)
    In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessons—each of which includes warm-ups, points of concentration, and improvisation exercises—Improv... [READ MORE]
    Making It on Broadway
    Actors' Tales of Climbing to the Top
    By David Wienir, By Jodie Langel, By Jason Alexander
    (Allworth Press)
    Countering the misperceptions about Broadway performers leading glamorous lives, the words of more than 150 Broadway stars provide unprecedented insight into their struggle for stardom. With an introduction by Jason Alexander and candid interviews with today's most celebrated Broadway stars, this book... [READ MORE]
    Comedy FAQs and Answers
    How the Stand-up Biz Really Works
    By Dave Schwensen
    (Allworth Press)
    This guide to the world of stand—up comedy, written in easy—to—use Q&A format, provides current and potential comedians with the no—nonsense advice they need for every stage of their careers. Schwensen's lively book features interviews with many of the top names in stand—up—Ray Romano, George Carlin,... [READ MORE]
    Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People
    By Drew Campbell
    (Allworth Press)
    Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People introduces film students, actors, producers and other nontechnical film people to the technical aspects that everyone working on a film set should know. Author Drew Campbell is a lighting and sound designer for Universal Studios who started out in theater... [READ MORE]
    Surviving Hollywood
    Your Ticket to Success
    By Jerry Rannow
    (Allworth Press)
    Filled with dozens of personal anecdotes, musings, and warnings from writers, producers, actors, and directors who have been there, Surviving Hollywood: Your Ticket to Success provides all the real-life tools you need for protecting your personal well-being in an unstable and sometimes unscrupulous industry.... [READ MORE]
    Promoting Your Acting Career
    A Step-by-Step Guide to Opening the Right Doors
    By Glenn Alterman
    (Allworth Press)
    This is the definitive insider's guide to getting ahead in the worlds of theater, film, and commercials. Packed with both innovative strategies and practical advice, it covers how to obtain the perfect headshot; prepare for interviews and auditions; select flattering monologues; create professional-looking... [READ MORE]
    Theater Festivals
    Best Worldwide Venues for New Works
    By Lisa Mulcahy
    (Allworth Press)
    Here is the bible of theater festivals for any stage professional looking to showcase original work, full of expert tips on selecting festivals that are best suited to an individual's work. This directory of more than 50 festivals in the United States, Canada, and abroad covers every step of festival... [READ MORE]
    Stage Combat
    Fisticuffs, Stunts, and Swordplay for Theater and Film
    By Jenn Boughn
    (Allworth Press)
    The most complete guide on an essential stagecraft available! Wanna fight, buddy? This comprehensive guide covers everything performers, directors, theater teachers, fight choreographers, and others need to know to stage believable, safe action for theater and other performing arts. From basic falls,... [READ MORE]
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