On August 15, 2014, a Hatchfund campaign launched to fund development of a play based on “Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11.” The campaign will run until September 30. Donors receive rewards at select donation tiers all donations are tax deductible.
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WHAT IS TOWER STORIES: THE PLAY?
A project to adapt Damon DiMarco’s book “Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11” for the stage. Donations will fund the play’s development cycle, including readings by professional actors in New York City, with an eye toward mounting a full production on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 (September 2016).
Please join Damon and Bill Esper at a book signing for their second collaboration, the forthcoming The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character, on Thursday evening, 6 p.m. on April 10, 2014 at The Drama Book Shop at 250 W. 40th Street in Manhattan.
The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character features a foreword by Emmy and SAG Award-winning actor, Patricia Heaton, an afterword by David Mamet, and advance praise from Timothy Olyphant, Christine Lahti, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Gretchen Mol, and others.
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.
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…
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.
Tentatively titled The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character, the book picks up where The Actor’s Art & Craft left off, and follows the same class of actors through their second year of work at the William Esper Studio.
The second year work applies the core principles students learned in their first year to the challenges of character acting. How does the actor truthfully play a character whose temperament and persona are polar opposites of his own? How can these techniques Read more…
Dino Audino Editore specializes in titles pertaining to the performing arts, cinema, theater, television, and other media. Among others, the firm publishes the work of Christopher Vogler, Lajos Egri, Lee Strasberg, and Sanford Meisner.
Each year, the Web of Life Foundation sponsors an essay contest looking for the best non-technical English language writing on themes related to socio-environmental issues. Damon’s essay Brown is Just as Important as Green was just awarded the Overall First Place Winner for 2012’s contest.
WOLFoundation is a non-profit organization aimed at encouraging dialog and fresh thinking on subjects related to socio-environmental questions.