The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome author Ronald Rand for a discussion and signing to celebrate the publication his new book, Create! How Extraordinary People Live to Create and Create to Live on Friday, June 9th at 5:00pm. The event is free to the public.
Create! is a collection of over 100 soul-searching interviews exploring the creative process of many of the world’s most acclaimed actors, actresses, artists, choreographers, composers & lyricists, dancers, directors, educators, musicians, playwrights, poets, singers, and writers of our time. The book includes artwork by Al Hirschfeld, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Martha Carpenter, Michael Shane Neal, Jim Warren, Carolyn Palmer, Tara Sabharwal, Brian Cox, Joel Grey, Sir Derek Walcott, Stephen Lang, Randall Duk Kim, Parish Kohanim, and many others. Featured in Create! are interviews with Carol Burnett, Phylicia Rashad, Alec Baldwin, Chaka Khan, Ellen Burstyn, Christopher Plummer, Elie Wiesel, Eve Ensler, Kelsey Grammer, Edward Albee, Robert LePage, Sir Derek Walcott, Ben Vereen, Eugenia Zuckerman, Bill T. Jones, Luise Rainer, Harold Prince, F. Murray Abraham, Brian Cox, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Chita Rivera, Carol Channing, Lucie Arnaz, Dick Cavett, Alonzo King, Joel Grey, Horton Foote, Katherine Dunham, Judith Malina, Bill Pullman, Charles Strouse, Barry Lubin, Lee Grant, Mary Alice, Jerry Orbach, Marvin Hamlisch, Tony Randall, Len Cariou, Tina Chen, Al Hirschfeld, Selma Alisaphic, Tommy Tune, Graciele Daniele, Budd Schulberg, Kate Valk, Nicole Ansari, Phoebe Brand, Andre De Shields, Olympia Dukakis, Jack Garfein, Robert Wilson, Jeanine Tesori, Julie Harris, Michael Frayn, Sheldon Harnick, Randall Duk Kim, Ben Gazzara, Marian Seldes, Stephen Henderson, Lee Grant, Arthur Laurents, Jacques d’Amboise, Andrei Serban, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Anne Bogart, Elizabeth Ashley, Melvin van Peebles, Stephanie Chase, John Guare, Rue McClanahan, David Shiner, Ervin Drake, Joseph Chaikin, Mark Rydell, Craig Marin, Eugenio Barba, Tisa Chang, Woodie King, Jr., Dijana Milošević, Diane Paulus, Michel Pressman, Nancy Rhodes, Sabra Jones, Robert Brustein, Henry Muttoo, Charlie Soap, Tina Ramirez, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, Steve Ross, Jim Seales, Eve Wolf, Karen Drucker, Odile Gakire Katese, Maria Irene Fornes, Peter Stone, Vijay Tendulkar, William Yellow Robe, Jr., Vinicio Quezada and more....
Goodwill Cultural Ambassador, International Performing Artist and Fulbright Specialist, Ronald Rand authored the best-selling “Acting Teachers of America,” and is Founder & Publisher of “The Soul of the American Actor” Newspaper, www.soulamericanactor.com. In his 16th year, Ronald continues performing his solo play, “LET IT BE ART!” bringing to life Harold Clurman, directed by Gregory Abels. His solo play received two critically acclaimed runs Off-Broadway, and ovations at theaters, festivals and universities in 23 countries including London, Paris, Athens, Kathmandu, Buenos Aires, Bangkok, New Delhi, Harare, Tangier, Paysundu, Kuala Lumpur, Kolkata, Cayman Islands, Sarajevo, and in 20 states, www.LetItBeArt.com. He appeared at BAM in “Julius Caesar,” as Hamm in “Endgame” directed by Joseph Chaikin, as Polonius in “Hamlet,” the Stage Manager in “Our Town” and as Captain Keller in “Miracle Worker” at the Greensboro Arts Alliance Summer Stock Theatre in Vermont. An internationally renowned director, his award-winning production of “LUV” continues into its 5th sold-out year at Sarajevo’s Chamber Theatre 55 with Zana Marjanovic. He wrote the libretto for the new opera, “IBSEN, and has taught his master acting workshop, “Art of Transformation,” at over 75 festivals, universities, and schools around the world. www.LetItBeArt.com, www.SoulAmericanActor.com
The Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop, now celebrating its 100th Anniversary Year, is located at 250 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.dramabookshop.com.