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 This exciting anthology of scenes and monologues features nearly 100 comic and serious roles for mature actors over the age of 55. Aimed at the advanced as well as the beginning actor, a special feature is the inclusion of scenes with three characters, allowing actors to develop the concentration skills necessary to create compelling ensemble work. Included are suggestions for how to interpret scenes and monologues, how to discover your character's motivations, how to portray a character with confidence and conviction, memorizing tips and techniques and suggestions to make auditioning a pleasurable experience. An excellent companion volume to "Short Stuff" and "New Monologues for Mature Actors." 6x9—360 pages.


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Jules Tasca

Jules Tasca

Jules Tasca has taught playwrighting through I.U.P. at Oxford University in England and he has performed with a Commedia dell'arte group in Central Italy. He is the author of over 125 (full length and one-act) published plays that have been produced in numerous national theaters from the Mark Taper Forum to the Bucks County Playhouse, as well as abroad in England, Ireland, Austria, Germany, South ... view full profile

Jeffery Scott  Elwell

Jeffery Scott Elwell

Jeffery Scott Elwell is Provost and Professor of Communication and Dramatic Arts at Auburn University Montgomery. Prior to that, he served as Professor and Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at East Carolina University from 2004-2010. He was Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Executive Artistic Director of the Nebraska ... view full profile

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Staci Swedeen

Staci Swedeen

Staci Swedeen is the recipient of a Arts and Letters Award in Drama and a NYSCA Grant for New Plays. A Dramatist Guild Fellow alum and core Lark Theatre member, Ms. Swedeen is currently the Executive Producer of Flying Anvil Theatre in Knoxville, TN. Her play The Goldman Project was originally directed by Joe Brancato and produced at Penguin Repertory Theatre before moving Off Broadway. Other ... view full profile

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Julie Jensen

Julie Jensen

Julie Jensen is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Award for New American Plays (White Money), the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work (The Lost Vegas Series), the LA Weekly Award for Best New Play (Two-Headed), and the McKnight National Playwriting Fellowship (Wait!). She has won the Mill Mountain Theatre Playwriting Competition three times (Tender Hooks, Last Lists of My Mad Mother, and ... view full profile

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Gary Garrison

Gary Garrison

Gary Garrison is the Executive Director of the Dramatist Guild of America, the national organization of playwrights, lyricists and composers. Prior to his work at the Guild, Mr. Garrison filled the posts of Artistic Director, Producer and full-time faculty member in the Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he produced over forty-five festivals of new work, ... view full profile

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Nicholas Zagone

Nick Zagone was born and raised in Portland, OR. His plays have been seen in England, Scotland, Canada, Australia, Germany, Chile, India, the Virgin Islands, Singapore, over 30 US States, over 50 Colleges and Universities and translated into 5 foreign languages. He has a Bachelor of Theatre from Willamette University in Salem, OR and a Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting from University of ... view full profile

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Saul Zachary

Saul Zachary has had his plays produced in theatres in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. He is co-founder/artistic director of the Manhattan Playwrights Unit and Grand Mal Theatre, and former co-founder/artistic director of Playwrights Platform, Boston. His work is published in The Best Short Plays series, in A Grand Entrance and in the School of Visual Arts literary magazine Words ... view full profile

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