As has now been reported by several news outlets, Roy Simmons, former offensive lineman for the New York Giants and the second N.F.L. player to publicly announce he was gay, passed away at his home in the Bronx on Thursday, February 20. He was 57 years old.
In the summer of 2004, Damon and Roy collaborated on Roy’s memoir, “Out of Bounds: Coming Out of Sexual Abuse, Addiction, and My Life of Lies in the N.F.L. Closet.” The book offers Roy’s unflinching account of his struggles with addiction, abuse, his sexuality, and how the culture he experienced within the N.F.L. interacted with each. Read more…
Actors Space Berlin is the premiere center for Meisner-based training in Germany. The school has purchased trade paperback rights to “The Actor’s Art and Craft.” Click here to view Actors Space Berlin’s English language web page.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, essayist, director, executive producer, and arts theoretician will contribute a few final words to Damon’s second collaboration with Bill Esper, the forthcoming Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character.
The book also features a foreword by Emmy and SAG Award-winning actor, Patricia Heaton, as well as advance praise from Timothy Olyphant, Christine Lahti, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Gretchen Mol, and others.
A new and very kind review from the website ActinginLondon.co.uk (“Your #1 Guide to Becoming a Working Actor in London, LA or NYC”) has named The Actor’s Art and Craft the first of “Five Books Every Actor Must Own.” Calling the book, “highly recommended,” the review calls The Actor’s Art and Craft:
“The best book there is right now on the subject of Meisner Technique. William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner’s legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor. Damon DiMarco has done a great job Read more…
Two more notable graduates of The William Esper Studios have offered advance praise for Damon’s second book with Bill Esper, The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character:
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“I read Bill Esper’s first book with total glee because it reminded me of all the guidance he gave me Read more…
Three notable graduates of The William Esper Studios have offered advance praise for Damon’s second book with Bill Esper, The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character:
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“Reading this book brought me back to Bill’s classroom. His vast experience and joy of the craft resonate on every page. Studying with Bill was an amazing time of discovery. Every aspiring actor should find themselves at The William Esper Studio and then, Read more…
Damon’s short story “Nightshade” is featured in UK-based Almond Press’s apocalyptic/dystopian anthology “After the Fall, now available via download on Amazon.com.
Patricia Heaton is perhaps best known for her storied and long-running turn as Ray Romano’s wife on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Since 2009, she has played the main role of Frankie Heck on ABC’s The Middle. Patricia’s remarkable list of accomplishments includes two Emmy Awards (both for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series), a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a deep roster of nominations. She will contribute the foreword to the forthcoming (Spring, 2014) The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character, Damon’s second collaboration with Bill Esper.
Ms. Heaton writes: “If you are lucky enough to get anywhere near William Esper’s class, Read more…
Damon will take part in a national radio tour on the morning of 9/11 via Premiere Radio Networks. He will be joined by Florence Engoran, a survivor of the World Trade Center, whose story appears in Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11.
Florence was 5 months pregnant and working on the 55th Floor of Tower 2 at the time of the attacks. Through the help of colleagues and complete strangers, in the midst of the chaos that ensued, she was able to walk to the base of the towers and flee to safety.
Florence’s daughter, Emily Rose, was born a few months later. Emily recently turned 11 years old. She participates in volunteer work, donating her time and energy to various causes.
The radio tour is scheduled for the following live broadcasts Read more…
Damon’s short story “Nightshade” made the shortlist for After the Fall, an Apocalyptic/Dystopian short story anthology from UK-based Almond Press.
“Nightshade” describes civilization’s death rattle as we succumb to a curious and deadly pathogen concocted for biological warfare.