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Aug
2014

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Hatchfund Campaign Launches for Tower Stories, the Play

On 15, Aug 2014 | In Event, Non-Fiction Book, Play | By admin

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.

Click here, or on the badge below to view a video of the project.

 

 

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).

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Mar
2014

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4/10 Book Signing at The Drama Book Shop, NYC

On 26, Mar 2014 | In Event | By admin

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. 

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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.

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Feb
2014

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In Memoriam…Roy Simmons

On 27, Feb 2014 | In Event, in memoriam | By admin

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…

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Feb
2014

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German Rights Purchased for “Actors Art & Craft”

On 06, Feb 2014 | In Event | By admin

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.

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18

Nov
2013

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“Actor’s Art & Craft” Named First of “Five Books Every Actor Must Own”

On 18, Nov 2013 | In Event, Non-Fiction Book | By admin

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…

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National Radio Tour Scheduled for 9/11/13

On 09, Sep 2013 | No Comments | In Event, Non-Fiction Book | By admin

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.

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The radio tour is scheduled for the following live broadcasts Read more…

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19

Aug
2013

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“Nightshade” to be Featured in Apocalyptic/Dystopian Short Story Anthology

On 19, Aug 2013 | In Event, Short Story | By admin

Damon’s short story “Nightshade” made the shortlist for After the Fall, an Apocalyptic/Dystopian short story anthology from UK-based Almond Press.

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“Nightshade” describes civilization’s death rattle as we succumb to a curious and deadly pathogen concocted for biological warfare.

We’ll post updates as the book moves closer to publication. In the meantime, read more about Almond Press on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, or check out their blog.

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18

Jun
2013

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Second book with Bill Esper handed in to Random House

On 18, Jun 2013 | In Event, Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Damon’s second book with Bill Esper, a sequel to The Actor’s Art & Craft has been handed to Damon and Bill’s editor at Random House.

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…

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May
2013

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The Actor’s Art & Craft published in Italian

On 13, May 2013 | In Event | By admin

The Actor’s Art & Craft will be published by Dino Audino Editore as Lezioni di recitazione. Il racconto quotidiano della formazione con la tecnica Meisner.

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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.

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15

Apr
2013

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Damon’s essay wins 2012 Web of Life Foundation contest

On 15, Apr 2013 | In Event | By admin

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.

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