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Staged Reading Magic

Staged Reading Magic
Your Price: $19.50 CDN
Author: Carole Schweid
Publisher: Smith & Kraus
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 87
Pub. Date: 2017
ISBN-10: 1575259125
ISBN-13: 9781575259123

About the Book:

Have you ever wondered what it takes to produce and direct a staged reading? Staged Reading Magic is a practical that guide shows you, step by step, how to transform simple script readings into breathtaking, memorable, theatrical experiences… and how to do it on a shoestring.

Learn from Carole Schweid the co-founder and artistic director of the popular long running lunchtime play-reading series, Play With Your Food – a brilliant name for a lunch and staged reading event. In Staged Reading Magic: a play producer's quick guide for turning a free staged reading into a hot theatre ticket she draws upon her years of experience and expertise to provide an instructional guide that is simply packed with ideas, insider tips, and a touch of Broadway gossip!

Specifically written for anyone who wants to produce a successful reading, including professional and community theatres, actors, directors, producers, fundraisers, and educators, Staged Reading Magic is that rare resource you'll return to again and again. Distilling 'real world practical' lessons learned from directing over 100 productions by one of New England's most distinguished, premier theatre programs, this idea-packed and thoroughly 'user friendly' handbook is a theatre production classic.

What people say:

"...Staged Reading Magic is a ... highly recommended addition to personal, professional, community theatre, community library, and academic library theatrical production instructional reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists." — Mid-West Book Review

About the Author:

Carole Schweid is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the lunchtime play-reading series Play With Your Food in Westport Connecticut. She studied Theatre at Boston University and has a BFA from Julliard in Dance. Starting out as a dancer and Broadway performer her on stage highlights include the role of Fastrada in Pippin for Bob Fosse and the original Broadway Cast of the Pulitzer Prize winning A Chorus Line. She has directed over 100 Staged Readings of short plays, and is the author of Staged Reading Magic.