Creating Your Own Monologue

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Allworth Press, 2005 - Drama - 231 pages
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In the second edition of this popular guide, actors learn to use their skills to write monologues, performance art pieces, and one-person plays. Updated to include exclusive interviews and tips on marketing, this guide helps actors create their own exciting performance opportunities and follow in the footsteps of Elaine Stritch, Billy Crystal, John Leguizamo, and other stunningly successful writer-performers of one-person shows. The author, an award-winning actor, breaks down the writing process into simple steps, coaching the reader through each stage of the creative journey.

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Beginning with a brief history of the one-person show, the author, himself an accomplished playwright, screenwriter, and actor, has written a comprehensive manual for anyone interested in preparing ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Glenn Alterman, a playwright, screenwriter, author, and actor, is also one of the
country’s foremost monologue and audition coaches. He has written several books, including Promoting Your Acting Career. He lives in New York City.

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