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A Life in Acting: The Actor's Guide to Creative and Career Longevity

A Life in Acting: The Actor's Guide to Creative and Career Longevity
Your Price: $22.95 CDN
Author: Lisa Mulcahy
Publisher: Allworth Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 169
Pub. Date: 2014
ISBN-10: 1621534332
ISBN-13: 9781621534334

About the Book:

A Life in Acting: The Actor's Guide to Creative and Career Longevity is a practical guide for aspiring and established theatre actors looking to make a consistent living doing meaningful, creative work on the stage. Author Lisa Mulcahy communicates her advice through a series of interviews and "war stories" that will have you taking notes and laughing until your sides hurt. The sage advice of veteran performers and an entertaining writing style make this a terrific tool to build career longevity. The veteran thespians who give advice are and sustain themselves as artists and professionals through the sage advice of veteran performers who have already done it and continue to do so. Each industry veteran who contributes to these pages is renowned for their talent, is vastly respected by their peers, and has worked consistently in the theatre for decades. Actors will learn how some of the industry’s most successful and longest-surviving members have developed invaluable traits that have kept them in show business, including:

• Recognizing personal strengths
• Developing versatility
• Marketing oneself effectively
• Earning a paycheck
• Pursuing the most valuable opportunities
• Choosing the right kind of training
• Finding a mentor
• Making important connections
• Dealing with success and failure
• And much, much more

A Life in Acting is a must-read for career stage actors. It is a book that will serve as the ultimate guide that can be referenced again and again. Learn how the best actors in the business have made their built a life on the stage, and how you can too!

What people say:

"Lisa has written a tremendously inspirational and incredibly reassuring book. The successful actors interviewed here are generous with their stories and Lisa pulls out the wisdom contained in them all to help readers build a career worth having." — Stage Directions magazine

"Inspiring! Whether you’re a fledgling actor or a seasoned veteran, A Life in Acting offers a wealth of sage insights and best practices guaranteed to immeasurably improve one’s life. With celebrated masters sharing their pearls of wisdom about maintaining sanity in a business that can often be as chaotic as it can be heartbreaking, these lessons are welcome mania to actors and professionals in other sectors alike." — Iris Dorbian, author of Great Producers: Visionaries of the American Theater

About the Author:

Lisa Mulcahy is a theater teacher, director, performer, and multimedia writer. Her articles have been published in such magazines as Stage Directions, Teaching Theatre, Marie Claire, Glamour, and Seventeen. She lives in New York City.