RESOURCES

 TOOLS & TRAINING FOR YOUR CRAFT & BUSINESS

You need the absolute best resources if you're going to rise to the next level of your career!

These are a mix of classics and modern tools. You will get a total edge over your peers.

Check out the link at the bottom for self-filming for self-submissions & monologues and scenes.

ACTING TECHNIQUE & CRAFT

AN ACTOR'S WORK
Konstantin Stanislavski

The classic, revolutionary Master Guide upon which all modern techniques like Meisner and Method are built. Fantastic exercises for characterization and text. 2-in-1.

A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR
Uta Hagen

A modern guide to crafting a complete world for stage or screen. Also includes the Six Steps to use before any scene work begins.

IMPRO: Improvisation and the Theatre
Keith Johnstone

The improviser's guide to freedom, imagination and expression. Best exercises for improv, commercials and creatively working as a team.

THE ACTOR'S ART AND CRAFT: 
the Meisner Technique
William Esper

MEISNER: A master teacher distills the famous technique for presence and truth. Detailed exercises to use before any scene work and character creation.

A DREAM OF PASSION:
The Development of the Method
Lee Strasberg

METHOD: Right from the horse's mouth, the creator of Method acting discusses how it evolved and how to make it work for you without getting lost.

ACTING IN FILM
Michael Caine

Legendary actor discusses not only the intricacies of acting for the camera, but also understands the Business of Acting, its goals, and how to win.

VOICE & MOVEMENT

MOVEMENT TRAINING FOR ACTORS
Jackie Snow

From one of the world's leading drama schools, a guide to release the instinct and natural power from the body. Excellent for character creation and refinement.





 

THE RIGHT TO SPEAK
Patsy Rodenburg

A treasure for vocal warm-ups as well as strengthening and adding color to the natural voice. Easier to digest & implement than Linklater.

FREEING THE NATURAL VOICE
Kristin Linklater

Highly effective, highly technical guide to use the natural voice to enhance your acting ability and text. If you dig science, it's for you.

MINDSET & INDUSTRY

THE FOUR AGREEMENTS 
A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Don Miguel Ruiz

MUST HAVE: An actor's mindset handbook! Destroy your limiting beliefs, increase your confidence, and find freedom in your acting work and the actor's lifestyle you've chosen. It's changed actors' lives. 

DARING GREATLY 
Brene Brown

Courage and vulnerability are your best acting tools. This book helps you access both, and tackle any fear in building your career. Cut right to the core and go deep fast. Your acting will get exponentially better.

SAVE THE CAT! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need
Blake Snyder

An Industry bible on the structure of scripts. When your acting meets the necessary structure, you deliver every time! Also see lesser-known The TV Showrunner's Roadmap.

THE HIDDEN TOOLS OF COMEDY
Steve Kaplan

Masterclass on the mechanics and structure of comedy. Awesome case studies of why scenes work or don't. Want to deliver powerful comedic acting? Know exactly what works and producers need for funny.

WRITING THE PILOT
William Rabkin

Want to win at pilot season?! Beat the chaos of pilot tension by understanding the ins-and-outs of what makes a pilot work, and how you fit right into what they need.

WRITING THE TV DRAMA SERIES
Pam Douglas

Understand how a TV show is structured, and know how to hone your craft to the industry's needs. What producer's look for, and how writers write for you.