THE BOOKS

                        "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

ISBN 9781497557031

 

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

the author.

Acting Scenes for Kids and Tweens

ISBN 9780998151304

 

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 

ISBN 9780998151311

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 

ISBN 9780998151328

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

ISBN 9780998151380

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

ISBN 9780998151351

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. 

Learn to:

  • 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

ISBN 9781953057006

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.