Magnificent Monologues for Kids

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Sandcastle Pub., 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 71 pages
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Magnificent Monologues for Kids provides 5-12 year-olds with performable age-appropriate comedic and dramatic monologues, all 100% kid tested. Chambers Stevens, Los Angeles' #1 kids acting coach, introduces young actors to the joys and how-to's of performing monologues in preparation of auditions. +50 kid-friendly monologues are incorporated. Each monologue is named and subtitled for quick content perusal. A glossary of industry terms, index and bibliography of magnificent performances by child actors in film are also included as a study aid. In the foreword, Steven Woolf, renowned repertory theater director, discusses the role of monologues in the development of today's actor. Monologues in the book are easy to understand, require a minimum of props and work in impromptu settings. Perfect for teachers of theater arts, parents, counselors, troop leaders interested in increasing the self-confidence and self esteem of young people through the performance arts. Great for classroom, variety talent shows, parties, competitions, and ultimately, auditions.

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great for the little actor

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This book was a great choice for a little neighbor who has been acting in community theater. Hell have a ball with it. Hopefully his parents will enjoy their budding actor as much as he will enjoy the book. Read full review

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Very nice product and quick shipping too! This book has been so helpful preparing my daughter for her auditions. Read full review


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Emmy Nominee, Chambers Stevens, is one of Los Angeles top kids acting coaches. He has coached thousands of young actors for shows on Nickelodeon, Disney, CBS, NBC, ABC, WB, plus countless films, theater production and commercials. Chambers is a graduate of The Conservatory of Theater Arts at Webster University and the founder of The Nashville Shakes-peare Festival now in its 16th year. As a television actor, Chambers has appeared in over 50 commercials including Pepsi®, Coke®, Apple Computers®, Burger King®, and General Motors®. Hes also appeared on soaps (The Young and the Restless), sitcoms (Dear John), and pilots (CBSs Arly Hanks) to name just three. Hes starred in The Steve Spots, which received 6 Emmys and a George Peabody Award, Funnybones which received an Emmy for Outstanding Childrens Program, and Geoscout for which he received a personal Emmy nomination as Outstanding Actor in a Childrens Series. As a theater actor, Chambers has performed in over a hundred theater productions (including Romeo and Juliet-3 times, Midsummers Night Dream - 3 times, Biloxi Blues, West Side Story, and Brighton Beach Memoirs). He is the recipient of the Geoffrey Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Drew in Eastern Standard, and the prestigious Backstage Garland Award for his one-man show Desperate for Magic (Elderidge Publishing). Chambers performed in the West Coast premieres of two more one-man shows, Chesapeake by Lee Blessing and My Son Susie by Cheryl Royce. As a playwright, Chambers has won both the Ingram Fellowship and the Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Award. His play Real Life has been touring high schools for 15 years and has been performed for over a quarter of a million people. His play Mother of Pearl premiered at The Company of Angels in LA ( I.E. Clark Publishing). In 2002, he had two world premiere productions. Travels with Jack Lemmons Dog opened at The North Star Theatre in New Orleans and Bing Bang Boom played to sold out houses at the University of Florida. Currently he is working on a new one-man show called Bucknekid Buckdancing (which he will tour in early 2004) and Shaw and Twain Do Lunch. Chambers wrote and directed the film Children of a Laughing God which premiered at the West Virginia International Film Festival. As an author and teacher, hes written 5 highly acclaimed Hollywood 101 series books for young performers looking for original material & practical advice. (Sandcastle Publishing).Since his publishing debut, Chambers has toured the country giving mini-workshops and signing books at over 70 book stores and countless elementary, middle, and high schools. If you are interested in Chambers Stevens appearing at your event, go to Currently Chambers lives in Hollywood, CA. Hes married to film and theatre producer Betsy Sullenger. They have two children, Ziggy and Daisy ( who just happen to be cats).

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