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Actor Training the Laban Way

by Barbara Adrian Allworth (February 23, 2010)

* 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...


Animation Development

by David B. Levy Allworth (February 16, 2010)

Whether a novice curious about the cartoon production process, a visual arts student who has not yet experienced that big break, or a seasoned professional looking for valuable insight, Animation Development...


Great Producers

by Iris Dorbian Allworth (February 23, 2010)

Up close and personal with Broadway’s brightest lights of the past, present, and future.

* Firsthand accounts, rare interviews, backstage anecdotes

* Insider ideas from Disney, Jujamcyn, Mackintosh, Weissler,...


Voiceovers

by Janet Wilcox Allworth (September 02, 2014)

Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? Put it to use in a career as a voiceover actor! Veteran voice-over actor, writer, producer, and teacher Janet Wilcox provides the inside scoop on the industry...


Long-Form Improv

by Ben Hauck Allworth (September 01, 2012)

Long-Form Improv deftly teaches the wildly popular form of improvisation that is so foundational to the comedy stylings of many of today’s top actors and thriving comedians. Crammed with innovative ideas for...


Digital Technical Theater Simplified

by Drew Campbell Allworth (September 13, 2011)

The theater is in the midst of a digital revolution! This book provides readers with an easy-to-understand overview of the digital technology currently available for the stage. In clear language, Digital Technical...


How to Audition for TV Commercials

by W. L. Jenkins Allworth (July 01, 2005)

What do ad agencies look for when casting TV commercials? This insider's guide, written by a former actor turned ad agency exec, has the answers. It provides step—by—step instructions to help actors understand...


There's Money Where Your Mouth Is

by Elaine A. Clark Allworth (December 01, 2011)

Voices are increasingly in demand for commercials, cartoon characters, announcements, and other spots. This outstanding handbook explains how to launch a career and ?nd work. Along with sample commercials and...


Mastering Monologues and Acting Sides

by Janet Wilcox Allworth (September 15, 2011)

Mastering Monologues and Acting Sides: How to Audition Successfully for Both Traditional and New Media is everything an actor needs to be ready for that perfect part, from webisodes to Shakespeare. Scripts,...


The Business of Theatrical Design, Second Edition

by James Moody Allworth (June 24, 2013)

Written by a leading design consultant and carefully updated with the latest information on the industry, this is the essential guide to earning a living, marketing skills, furthering a design career, and operating...


Building the Successful Theater Company

by Lisa Mulcahy Allworth (January 11, 2011)

The second edition of Building the Successful Theater Company takes readers even deeper into the world of theatrical production, examining in great depth the financial realities of establishing--and maintaining--a...


Booking Performance Tours

by Tony Micocci Allworth (June 29, 2010)

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...


Singing in Musical Theatre

by Joan Melton & Angela Punch Mcgregor Allworth (June 29, 2010)

What does it take to be a musical theatre performer? What kind of training is required to do eight shows a weekacting, dancing, and singing in a wide variety of vocal styles? This insider's look into the unique...


The Lucid Body

by Fay Simpson & Michael Howard Allworth (June 29, 2010)

Actors! Engage your mind and your body in order to develop your characters fully. The Lucid Body technique breaks up stagnant movement patterns and expands your emotional and physical range. Through energy analysis,...


They'll Never Put That on the Air

by Allan Neuwirth Allworth (September 07, 2010)

In the 1950s, Lucille Ball couldn't even say the word “pregnant” on TV. But by the 1990s, Carrie Bradshaw and her posse could say everything there is to say about sex—and demonstrate most of it. How have...


The Actor's Other Career Book

by Lisa Mulcahy Allworth (September 21, 2010)

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...


Acting Is a Job

by Jason Pugatch Allworth (September 21, 2010)

• 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...


Your Career in Animation

by David B. Levy Allworth (September 07, 2010)

Great ideas for animators who are starting out or looking for their next job • Packed with information and insights • Perfect for film students and art students. Animation is a multibillion-dollar industry....


The Actor's Way

by Benjamin Lloyd Allworth (September 07, 2010)

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,...


An Actor's Guide--Your First Year in Hollywood

by Michael St. Nicholas Allworth (September 07, 2010)

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,...


Stage Combat

by Jenn Boughn Allworth (September 21, 2010)

The most complete guide on an essential stagecraft available! Wanna fight, buddy? This comprehensive guide covers everything performers, directors, theater teachers, fight choreographers, and others need to...


Clues to Acting Shakespeare

by Wesley Van Tassel Allworth (September 07, 2010)

"A workhorse of a workbook!"—Library Journal. American actors, fear Shakespeare no more! Through a series of inspiring, easy-to-follow exercises, an acclaimed director and drama coach shows both students and...


Voiceovers

by Janet Wilcox Allworth (June 29, 2010)

Ever been told you have a great voice? Put it to use with a career as a voice-over actor! In Voice-Overs, a veteran voice-over actor, writer, producer, and voice-over teacher provides the inside scoop on the...


Careers in Technical Theater

by Mike Lawler Allworth (June 29, 2010)

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...


Starting Your Career in Broadcasting

by Chris Schneider Allworth (June 29, 2010)

Starting Your Career in Broadcasting is the complete guide to breaking into this competitive field--and staying there. It’s packed with advice from top personalities including Bob Costas, Chris Berman, Larry...


How to Improvise a Full-Length Play

by Kenn Adams Allworth (June 29, 2010)

Forget the script and get on the stage! In How to Improvise a Full-Length Play, actors, playwrights, directors, theater-group leaders, and teachers will find everything they need to know to create comedy, tragedy,...


Acting

by Mary Beth Barber, Terry Schreiber & Edward Norton Allworth (March 07, 2012)

Honed by the author's 35 years of teaching, this advanced book offers different warm-up exercises concentrating on the actor's sense of smell, sound, sight, and touch; sensory tools for conveying the climate...


Improv for Actors

by Dan Diggles Allworth (March 01, 2004)

In this step-by-step guide, an actor and improvisational teacher brings his tested methods to the page to show how actors can take risks and gain spontaneity in all genres of scripted theater. Through 28 lessons—each...


Animation: The Whole Story

by Howard Beckerman Allworth (February 28, 2012)

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...


The Business of Theatrical Design

by James Moody Allworth (November 01, 2002)

For theatrical design students and theater professionals, here is the essential guide to marketing your skills, furthering your career, and operating a successful business! In The Business of Theatrical Design,...


The Art of Auditioning

by Rob Decina Allworth (June 01, 2004)

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.  Included are proven-effective preparation...


Comedy FAQs and Answers

by Dave Schwensen Allworth (February 14, 2012)

This guide to the world of stand—up comedy, written in easy—to—use Q&A format, provides current and potential comedians with the no—nonsense advice they need for every stage of their careers. Schwensen's...


Starting Your Career as an Actor

by Jason Pugatch Allworth (August 06, 2012)

This practical and entertaining guide readies the uninitiated actor to navigate the ridiculous, impossible, and often heartbreaking world of the acting industry. This book will expose actors to the ins and outs...


Starting Your Career as a Theatrical Designer

by Michael J. Riha & Michael Mayer Allworth (June 20, 2012)

In the first book of its kind to be published in twenty years, ten award-winning and current Broadway designers—five set designers, four lighting designers, and one projection designer—discuss the business...


Starting Your Career as a Dancer

by Mande Dagenais Allworth (May 01, 2012)

In Starting Your Career as a Dancer, author Mande Dagenais explains what it really takes to get into the business, be in the business, and survive in the business. Based on more than twenty-five years of experience...


Running Theaters

by Duncan M. Webb Allworth (February 14, 2012)

Advice culled from interviews with more than 100 experts in the field

The best practices that consistently lead to successful theater operation are now revealed in this comprehensive resource. Culled from surveys...


Letters from Backstage

by Michael Kostroff & Jason Alexander Allworth (January 31, 2012)

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a real working actor? Wonder no more! Michael Kostroff is here to reveal, in hilarious detail, just what it’s like to travel with the road companies of The Producers and...


Mastering Shakespeare

by Scott Kaiser Allworth (January 12, 2012)

Who says only the British can act Shakespeare? In this unique guide, a veteran acting coach shatters that myth with a boldly American approach to the Bard. Written in the form of a play, this volume's "characters"...


Acting for Film

by Cathy Haase Allworth (January 30, 2012)

Aspiring film and television actors will discover exercises for relaxing the face to achieve maximum expressiveness; maintaining proper eye focus in front of the camera and conveying the "beats" of a scene,...


Making It on Broadway

by David Wienir, Jodie Langel & Jason Alexander Allworth (April 01, 2004)

Countering the misperceptions about Broadway performers leading glamorous lives, the words of more than 150 Broadway stars provide unprecedented insight into their struggle for stardom. With an introduction...


Directing Animation

by David B. Levy Allworth (November 02, 2010)

Both experienced and aspiring animation professionals will find Directing Animation a comprehensive and entertaining guide to understanding the director’s creative role in managing the entire animation process....


The Filmmaker's Guide to Production Design

by Vincent LoBrutto Allworth (May 01, 2002)

Learn to turn a simple screenplay into a visual masterpiece! Top production designers share their real-life experiences to explain the aesthetic, narrative, and technical aspects of the craft. Step by step,...


An Actor's Guide—Making It in New York City, Second Edition

by Glenn Alterman Allworth (April 05, 2011)

For any actor in or on the way to New York City, this is the definitive source for advice, winning strategies, marketing techniques, and invaluable insights to being a successful New York actor. Aspiring and...


Digital Technical Theater Simplified

by Drew Campbell Allworth (September 13, 2011)

The theater is in the midst of a digital revolution! This book provides readers with an easy-to-understand overview of the digital technology currently available for the stage. In clear language, Digital Technical...


The Health & Safety Guide for Film, TV & Theater, Second Edition

by Monona Rossol Allworth (August 30, 2011)

This second edition has been expanded and updated to address new hazards, unique health and safety problems, and particular regulations that threaten anyone working in the entertainment industries today. Artists’...


The Essentials of Theater

by Lisa Mulcahy Allworth (September 04, 2018)

An Introduction to the World of Theater

A friendly and practical guide to the stage, The Essentials of Theater will prepare actors and crew for their next show. Perfect for college students in theater programs,...


Movement for Actors (Second Edition)

by Nicole Potter, Barbara Adrian & Mary Fleischer Allworth (January 03, 2017)

In this updated rich resource for actors, renowned movement teachers and directors reveal the physical skills needed for the stage and the screen. Readers will gain remarkable insights into the physical skills...


The Actor Uncovered

by Michael Howard Allworth (March 07, 2017)

The Actor Uncovered is certainly not a set of rigid rules advocating one "method" or one singular "truth." Departing from the common guidebook format, Michael Howard uses a unique approach to teaching acting,...


Acting in LA

by Kristina Sexton Allworth (November 21, 2017)

Each year, hundreds of aspiring and experienced actors head to LA hoping to make it big in Hollywood. While many of them have their acting chops in shape, few realize what it actually takes to survive in Tinseltown....


Starting Your Career in Voice-Overs

by Talon Beeson Allworth (November 04, 2014)

Voice-over acting is no longer all about having that “announcer-y” boom or classic fireside radio voice. More and more casting directors are looking for regular, “conversational” voices to represent a...