Do you know a teen that's been bitten by the acting bug? Here's just the book they need! Acting for Young Actors, aimed at teens and tweens, lets kids hone their skills and develop their craft. It begins with the five W's: WHO am I? WHAT do I want? WHY do I want it? WHERE am I? WHEN does this event take place? Sounds basic - but many young child actors are told simply to "get up there and act." This book explores each of these questions, using helpful exercises to allow young actors to work through problems of character identity and motivation. With comprehensive chapters on auditioning, rehearsal, and improvisation, plus a primer on how young actors can break into film, theater, and television, Acting for Young Actors is every kid's ticket to the big time.
Mary Lou Belli|Dinah Lenney
About Mary Lou Belli
MARY LOU BELLI is the co-author of The Sitcom Career Book published by Back Stage Books. She is an Emmy Award-winning director who currently directs UPN’s hit sitcoms Eve, One on One, and Girlfriends. She has coached or directed teen actors on Saved by the Bell, Sister Sister, and Drake and Josh. She lives in Los Angeles.
About Dinah Lenney
DINAH LENNEYteaches acting at UCLA, UCSD, and Pepperdine University. She continues to act in theatre, film, and television, and has played Nurse Shirley on NBC’s long-running series ER since the first season. Dinah is also the author of the forthcoming memoir, Bigger Than Life. She lives in Los Angeles.
Acting for Young Actors by Mary Lou Belli and Dinah Lenney