"An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next,
and the schoolmasters of ever afterwards."
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
Scenes for Teens
A teaching tool to help simplify and demystify the acting and auditioning process for
teenagers, teachers and parents. The scenes are written for two actors, are gender-neutral,
and intentionally exclude costumes, props, overly-complex stage directions, entrances and exits, and extraneous additional characters. The overall goal is to help young performers practice dialogue in a conversational and realistic manner. This allows actors to focus on
the one-on-one relationship in each scene without distractions.
Appropriate for stage, film, and television training. Features an inspiring foreword by
Kevin Sorbo and a clear introduction to the art and business of professional acting by
Acting Scenes for Kids and Tweens
The follow-up book to Scenes for Teen has been in the works for a long, long time. It is similar in theme and style to Scenes for Teens,
but is geared towards younger performers – ages 6 to 13.
The intent is to train young actors to develop conversational speaking and listening skills for stage and screen. The book features a highly personal foreword by Disney's Anita Barone and a broad range of scene material.
Monologues for Teens
I couldn't resist ... so I didn't!
Released in 2018, Monologues for Teens was eighteen months in the making.
I hope you will enjoy the end result.
The monologues are clean, family-friendly, and deliver inspirational messages between the lines. This book is intended to provide practical, unique audition and performance material while also encouraging positive attitudes and behaviors in our youth – and audiences.
Monologues for Kids and Tweens
It's the 2019 addition to The Young Actor Series and is designed to fill
a very specific niche market in the entertainment industry.
Monologues for Kids and Tweens is a family-friendly collection of 100 monologues for the younger set. They are easily relatable to kids' real-life roles as students, daughters, sons, and siblings. This is practical material to help young people find an effective starting point in the Performing Arts – and good, clean fun, as well.
One-Minute Monologues for Teens
Released in 2020, this latest addition to The Young Actor Series is a collection of one-minute monologues for teenagers.
One-Minute Monologues for Teens is a family-friendly collection of 100 monologues with heart, depth, and clarity. Features an inspiring Foreword by twenty-year-old actor Paris Smith.
Six Critical Essays on Film
Six Critical Essays on Film is a clear, succinct guide to Studying and Understanding feature films as both a medium of communication and artistic expression. Intended for college and adult school students.
The text provides Active, Workable Solutions you can apply today.
Break Films Down into their Component Parts
Evaluate the Elements that work well (and identify those that miss their mark)
Think like a Professor – NOT like a student – when writing your term papers
Apply Critical Thinking and Historical Context to all your work
Write Outside-the-Box and Inside-the-Head of the Film's Director and Producer
Stand out BOLDLY from the college crowd
Monologues for Teens II
Monologues for Teens II is the latest installment in The Young Actor Series and the long-awaited follow-up to the award-winning Monologues for Teens. Full voting member of the National Television Academy and longtime NBC Tonight Show sketch comedy performer Mike Kimmel shares a curated collection of the best comedy and drama monologues for 2020. This is a collection with depth, heart, and pathos to challenge young actors and bring out their very best performances. These are monologues they've never heard before – and monologues they'll remember you by!
If you're searching for fresh, emotionally rich performance material with a positive, optimistic viewpoint presenting ethical questions for our youth – then order this clear and definitive new resource – Monologues for Teens II – today. Nail your next audition tomorrow.