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Join us at the Drama Book Shop for an in-person reading and signing with Paul Austin of Spontaneous Behavior: The Art and Craft of Acting on October 3rd at 4:00pm

As insightful and inspiring as it is practical, Paul Austin’s Spontaneous Behavior should be required reading for any actor interested in creating a character, shaping a performance and navigating a dramatic text. But don’t be fooled, Spontaneous Behavior isn’t just for actors. It’s also an invaluable resource for artists and storyteller of all stripes – playwrights, educators, directors and anyone else hoping to create, interpret or embody authentic and dimensional characters. Paul Austin looks at the art and craft of acting from several different angles, integrating and articulating everything he’s learned in a way that’s both accessible and illuminating to anyone lucky enough to read his wondrous book.

– David Lindsay-Abaire, playwright, Pulitzer Prize for Rabbit Hole

Spontaneous Behavior lays out for actors at all levels, beginning to professional, how to shape a spontaneous performance unmistakably their own. Paul Austin draws on years of experience in his professional career as actor and director on stage, film and TV, and teaching at the Image Theatre in New York, to investigate the art and craft of acting. The workbook of detailed exercises offers techniques for creating character from pre-rehearsal to opening night.

Important Information–Please read before reserving.  

  • Masks are highly recommended inside of the Drama Book Shop
  • Spontaneous Behavior: The Art and Craft of Acting book only. No merchandise, photos or other souvenirs will be allowed to be signed. 

RSVP REQUIRED. For Tickets please email RSVP@dramabookshop.com