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The Actor's Guide to Agents Cover Image
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Published: Samuel French, Inc. - September 1st, 2014

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Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780896762527
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Published: Drama Publishers/Quite Specific Media - March 17th, 2006

How to Choose a Monologue for Any Audition Cover Image
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Published: Big and Slow, Inc. - April 1st, 2009

The Drama Series: OBJECTIVES (card) Cover Image
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Published: Mind Tools - January 1st, 2008

The Drama Series: TACTICS (card) Cover Image
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Published: Mind Tools - January 1st, 2008

The Drama Series: OBSTACLES (card) Cover Image
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Published: Mind Tools - January 1st, 2008

The New York Model's Black Book (Sixth Edition) Cover Image
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Published: Models Mart - June 19th, 2012

Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information Cover Image
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Published: Broadway Press - November 1st, 1994

Actor's Audition Log Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780966852240
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Published: Break-A-Leg Books - September 1st, 2009

The Organized Actor Cover Image
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Published: Triple Threat Ventures - January 1st, 2006

Conscious Actor: A Bonnie KatzInspiration Journal Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780985204495
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Published: Paperchase Press - April 1st, 2012

Stage Dialects Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780871293312
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Published: Dramatic Publishing - May 15th, 1994

The Dramatists Guild Resource Directory: The Writers Guide to the Theatrical Marketplace Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781585106325
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Published: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company - December 15th, 2012

A to Z Guide to Film Terms Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780968070246
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Published: First Wave Publishing - June 30th, 2010

Line?: The Creative Way for Actors to Quickly Memorize Monologues and Dialogues Cover Image
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Published: Infinite Mind Training Group - October 16th, 2012

The Method Manual Cover Image
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Published: Lulu.com - November 14th, 2008

Admit One: Ten Steps to Choosing Your Acting or Musical Theatre College Program Cover Image
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Published: My College Audition - June 2011

The Golden Rules of Acting: That Nobody Ever Tells You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781848422537
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Published: Nick Hern Books - December 25th, 2012

How to Start Your Own Theater Company Cover Image
By Reginald Nelson, David Schwimmer (Foreword by)
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Published: Chicago Review Press - January 27th, 2010

Vocal Yoga: The Joy of Breathing, Singing and Sounding Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780982615096
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Published: Bluecat Music & Publishing - January 27th, 2010

B.H. Barry Fights for Shakespeare -- Book One: Romeo and Juliet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780557277049
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Published: B.H. Barry - March 22nd, 2010

Stage Lighting - The Technicians Guide: An On-The-Job Reference Tool Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781408123577
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Published: Methuen Publishing - December 6th, 2011

Method or Madness? Cover Image
By Robert Lewis, Harold Clurman (Introduction By)
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ISBN: 9780573690334
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Published: Samuel French, Inc. - January 1st, 1971

“Overnight success stories abound, yet at any given time 97 percent or the 120,000 members of the Screen Actors Guild are unemployed,” beings Mellini Kantayya in her debut essay collection Actor. Writer. Whatever. (essays on my rise to the top of the bottom of the entertainment industry). And with that the reader begins a whirlwind tour of the underbelly of the New York City fame machine with a guide who isn’t afraid to rigorously dissect how those three percent made it and how the other 97 percent survive it. As Kantayya bounces from one end of the employment spectrum to the other—finding work on a popular soap opera, producing a show “way off Broadway”, and scrambling from gig to gig in between—she soon discovers it’s as much about luck as it is about hard work. Blending humor, criticism, and memoir, Kantayya explores wide-ranging themes from racism in the entertainment industry to the sacrifices an artist makes for her craft to the challenges of balancing motherhood and actor, writer, whateverhood. Refreshingly honest self-examination—who doesn’t spend some of their time combating jealousy, even when things are going well?—make for a trustworthy narrator who isn’t afraid to bare all to the reader. Whether surviving one hair-raising audition after another, booking her first spot as a backup dancer in a music video, or commiserating over cocktails after a rough gig, Actor. Writer. Whatever. and its narrator expose the beautiful and the ugly, giving the reader an insider’s roadmap through the peaks and pitfalls of the entertainment world. In the tradition of fellow essayists Rachel Shukert and Megan Daum, Kantayya articulates and makes sense of the ambition and slight insanity it takes to throw one’s self into the world in which she lives. “This business will break your heart…. What we Actor, Writers, Whatevers have is dependency—the business treats us badly, but we get just enough reward to stay hooked and keep chasing the dragon,” she says near the end of her journey. Witty and heartfelt, Kantayya’s voice attacks each page with courage, offering a bold, exciting experience that both inspires and humanizes.


Beating Broadway: How to Create Stories for Musicals That Get Standing Ovations Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481223027
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - April 5th, 2013

Actor. Writer. Whatever.: (Essays on My Rise to the Top of the Bottom of the Entertainment Industry) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780988466005
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Published: Ako Dako Press - January 31st, 2013

10 Steps to Breaking Into Acting Cover Image
By Matt Newton, Becki Newton (Introduction By)
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ISBN: 9781481200837
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Published: Matt Newton Studio - May 13th, 2013

I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting And Musical Theatre  Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780578054322
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Published: Mary Anna Denard - May 1st, 2010

At Left Brain Turn Right: An Uncommon Path to Shutting Up Your Inner Critic, Giving Fear the Finger & Having an Amazing Life! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780615534862
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Published: Meta Creative - January 20th, 2012