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The Intent to Live by Larry Moss

The Stage Actors Handbook: Traditions, Protocols, and Etiquette for the Working and Aspiring Professional by Michael Kostroff

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

How to Be an Artist by Jerry Saltz

The Young Actors Notebook by Dennis Hilton-Reid

A Practical Handbook for the Actor by Melissa Bruner, Lee Michael Cohn, Madeleine Olnek, Nathaniel Pollack, Robert Previto, Scott Zigler

Art & Fear - Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Baylis & Ted Orland

Acting by Mistake by William Roudebush

The Actor Uncovered by Michael Howard


If you want to be an actor you need to go to the theater and read plays. It is not enough to go to the movies or watch TV. Plays are literature.  Dig in.


Go to or call Drama Book Shop and tell them who you are and what you are looking for. The people that work there are incredibly well informed.

Dramatist Play Service. This is a beautiful site full of classic and new plays. 

Book Riot list of "25 Must Read Plays"

Warm ups:

It is so important to keep working on your voice. Imagine you are a clarinet or an oboe.  Here is a link to an easy warm up from Jennette Nelson of The National Theater in London. LINK

If you want some private vocal coaching, check out Hayley Jannielli of MOVEOVOICE.


Once you have a show airing, you need to be able to get that footage. Here is a terrific company that will get it for you so you can add it to your reel. They can also edit a powerful reel for you.  Check out ACTOREDITING.


This podcast is made by people who love theater, love playwriting, and love helping actors.  Check out THE SCENE.

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