Performing Arts

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    Animation: The Whole Story
    By Howard Beckerman
    (Allworth Press)
    “A valuable and exhaustive guide.”—Animation World Professional animator Howard Beckerman has drawn them all: Popeye, Heckle & Jeckle, even Mickey Mouse. In Animation, he offers a road map to the complex art of making an animated feature. Vivid sketches, screen shots, and step-by-step illustrations show... [READ MORE]
    The Art of Auditioning
    Techniques for Television
    By Rob Decina
    (Allworth Press)
    A network daytime casting director highlights the difference between the craft of acting and the business of auditioning, and how those two worlds meet in television.&nbsp; Included are proven-effective preparation techniques, including asking the right questions, making specific acting choices, sitting... [READ MORE]
    Acting That Matters
    By Barry Pineo
    (Allworth Press)
    An invaluable resource for anyone wanting his or her acting to matter, this groundbreaking guide defies most modern acting methods by rejecting emotion as an acting tool. With the advice in this book, actors will see beyond the prevailing "objective-obstacle" approach and look primarily to the text the... [READ MORE]
    Acting Is a Job
    Real Life Lessons about the Acting Business
    By Jason Pugatch
    (Allworth Press)
    How to cope with the realities of life as an actor—if you don’t laugh, you'll cry • In-depth interviews with actors, agents, casting directors. In this hip, warts-and-all look at acting, author Jason Pugatch shares his insights as a working "day player" to give an unvarnished look at theater, film, and... [READ MORE]
    The Actor's Way
    A Journey of Self-Discovery in Letters
    By Benjamin Lloyd
    (Allworth Press)
    This is required reading for anyone passionate about the theater, acting, and the teaching of it. The struggles of a young actor, the actor/director relationship, the challenges of teaching art in universities, ageism, and techniques for teaching realistic acting are all communicated through a fictional... [READ MORE]
    An Actor's Guide--Your First Year in Hollywood
    By Michael St. Nicholas
    (Allworth Press)
    An Actor's Guide—Your First Year in Hollywood should be required reading for any young actor headed to La-La Land with a dream in his heart and a shine on his shoes. Sure, it's a great guide to auditioning, getting a SAG card, finding an agent, landing parts, gaining exposure, and creating publicity—but... [READ MORE]
    The Actor's Other Career Book
    Using Your Chops to Survive and Thrive
    By Lisa Mulcahy
    (Allworth Press)
    Actors don't have to become Broadway stars to make a living with their acting talents. The Actor’s Other Career Book pulls back the curtain to reveal more than 50 permanent and temporary positions available in cruise ships, trade shows, retail stores, advertising agencies, corporate settings, education,... [READ MORE]
    Careers in Technical Theater
    By Mike Lawler
    (Allworth Press)
    Want to make it big on Broadway—as a techie? Or how about working in smaller regional theater? Careers in Technical Theater explains more than twenty different careers from the perspective of successful theater artists. Included are specialties that have been around for decades, as well as those still... [READ MORE]
    Booking Performance Tours
    Marketing and Acquiring Live Arts and Entertainment
    By Tony Micocci
    (Allworth Press)
    Pack up the costumes and the instruments! It's time to take your show on the road. For anyone who manages, produces, represents, or works in a repertory theater, dance company, or next-hot-thing band, Booking Performance Tours presents all the information needed to book live shows. The process is complex--presenters,... [READ MORE]
    Actor Training the Laban Way
    An Integrated Approach to Voice, Speech, and Movement
    By Barbara Adrian
    (Allworth Press)
    * Individual, partner, and group exercises to make any actor more expressive * Crucial acting tips based on the work of distinguished theorist Rudolf Laban * 65 original illustrations of anatomy and warm-up exercises This in-depth, fully illustrated guide offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding... [READ MORE]
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