Do you know a teen that's been bitten by the acting bug? Here's just the book they need "Acting for Young Actors," aimed at teens and tweens, lets kids hone their skills and develop their craft. It begins with the five W's: WHO am I? WHAT do I want? WHY do I want it? WHERE am I? WHEN does this event take place? Sounds basic - but many young child actors are told simply to "get up there and act." This book explores each of these questions, using helpful exercises to allow young actors to work through problems of character identity and motivation. With comprehensive chapters on auditioning, rehearsal, and improvisation, plus a primer on how young actors can break into film, theater, and television, "Acting for Young Actors" is every kid's ticket to the big time.
About the Author
Mary Lou Belli is the coauthor of The Sitcom Career Book, published by Back Stage Books. An Emmy Award-winning director, she has worked on Girlfriends, The Hughleys, Major Dad, and Charles in Charge, among many other shows. She is the mother of two children who act professionally. She lives in Los Angeles.
Dinah Lenney received her BA from Yale and a Certificate of Acting from the Neighborhood Playhouse School. She holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and her essays and reviews have appeared in national journals and papers, including the New York and the Los Angeles Times. Continuing to work on stage and screen, Dinah's in the middle of her 14th season as Nurse Shirley on NBC's critically acclaimed "ER." She teaches acting as well as writing, at UCLA, and at USC. Dinah is the co-author of "Acting for Young Actors" (Watson-Guptill, Back Stage Books). She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two children.