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...Dava Sobel’s thoughtful play brings to life the story of Nicolaus Copernicus, the Renaissance astronomer and mathematician who proposed the heliocentric model of the universe in which the Sun stands at the center. Plagued by self-doubt...
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...Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran...
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...King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion against his reign threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that his son Hal is a worthy heir, believing him more concerned with earthly pleasures than...
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...The first revised and updated version of this 1970’s cult classic. A rousing musical with a cast of twenty, Working is for anyone who has ever punched a clock, a cow or a supervisor - or wanted to. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast...
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...If you spend time at all in the work place you're going to get laid off, downsized, let go, out-sourced, axed, terminated, canceled, canned, dismissed - Fired! Odds are you might even get Fired Again! Annabelle Gurwitch's hugely popular...
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...The Man Who Had All the Luck is a charming story of the fate of a young Midwestern man whose fortune shines on him while it passes over everyone else around him. The play wrestles with the unanswerable - the question of the justice of fate,...
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...In 1943, something strange is going on in the New Mexican desert. By night, the starkly beautiful canyons of Los Alamos fill with the sound of exploding graphite – and by day, the crackle of scientific brainpower. Fifty years after...

The Big Leap

Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson has been Producing Artistic Director of the Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), USA, since 2005. For 16 years, Thompson served as Producing Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF). In addition to an active career as a freelance director, he has directed and/or taught in major conservatory programs, including The Juilliard School, North Carolina School of the Arts, Washington University, Boston University, Temple University, DePaul Theatre School, among others. In addition, he has led two major Master of Fine Arts Programs in Professional Theatre: the University of Alabama/ASF program and the National Theatre Conservatory at the Denver Center. Thompson served for eight years on the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group and as its president for three years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Professionally : A Practical Guide to Developing a Successful Career in Today’s Theatre

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...Graduating with a degree in directing is both exhilarating and terrifying. You’re ready to direct, but anxieties immediately crowd in: Where is my first job? How do I break into the world of professional directing with my training? How can...
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...Leo Beagle has spent two years writing a 638 page manifesto on human harmony that just might change the world. The problem is only that no one wants to read it, especially not Leo’s unharmonious family. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast...

Lines and Learning Them

Daniel Dresner

Daniel Dresner is a leading UK acting coach. He regularly teaches at the Actors Centre and drama schools as well as coaching privately. His clients range from actors starting out to Hollywood stars. His approach has been developed over more than 20 years as an actor, director, teacher and life coach in London, New York and Tokyo. He studied the Method at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York and life coaching with the Coaches Training Institute. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Life-coaching Approach to Screen Acting

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...Learning lines can be straightforward and stress-free. If you let it.That was amazing; how did you learn all those words? This often-asked question sums up many the layperson’s knowledge of what an actor does to prepare for a role...