SMITH AND KRAUS: ACTOR FOR LIFE

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome Connie de Veer for a discussion and signing of her book Actor For Life

Thousands of fresh-faced young actors flood into the entertainment business every day. But five to ten years later, they hit a wall of discouragement and self-doubt. The resources currently available to them offer sound enough advice on the business and the technique of acting. But none address how we think as a powerful engine that either supports or undermines an actor’s success.

Actor for Life: How to have an amazing career without all the dramafills this void. It offers cutting-edge strategies and inspiring interviews with these ten award-winning professionals:

  • Deborah Barylski (casting director, Arrested Development)
  • Duane Boutté (Brother to Brother)
  • Gary Cole (Veep)
  • Suzzanne Douglas (The Parent Hood)
  • Sean Hayes (Will & Grace)
  • Judith Ivey (Devil’s Advocate)
  • Paul Kampf (Paul Kampf Studios)
  • Linda Lowy (casting director, Friday Night LightsGrey’s Anatomy)
  • Julia Murney (Wicked)
  • Jeff Perry ( Scandal)

The skills these individuals model, like resilience, motivation, and courage, are not addressed directly in most actor training programs. But they should be.

This non-textbook-like textbook, by acting professor Connie de Veer and master coach and teacher Jan Elfline, offers fresh, accessible insights and exercises that are nothing short of game changing. It’s simple: feed actors and you feed the success of the industry. This book speaks to working actors, acting teachers, students of acting, workshop leaders, and even non-actors. “All the world’s a stage,” after all.

Actor for Life: How to Have and Amazing Career Without All the Drama
Paper: $17.95

Event date: 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

Arthur Seelen Theatre
250 W 40th Street