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David Mamet Writes Afterword to “Creating a Character”

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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.

The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character picks up where Damon and Bill’s first book, The Actor’s Art and Craft , left off; it follows the Read more…

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

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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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More Advance Praise for “Creating a Character”

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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…

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Advanced Praise for “The Actor’s Guide to Creating A Character”

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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…

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Emmy and SAG Award Winner Patricia Heaton Writes Foreword to New Book

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Patricia Heaton is perhaps best known for her storied and long-running turn as Ray Romano’s wife on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves RaymondSince 2009, she has played the main role of Frankie Heck on ABC’s The MiddlePatricia’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…

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National Radio Tour Scheduled for 9/11/13

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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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Second book with Bill Esper handed in to Random House

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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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Wishing for a soccer field that does not kill

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Blacksmith Institute’s Pollution Stories blog brings you real stories about how toxic pollution affects men, women, and children living in some of the world’s worst polluted places.

These stories put a face on the issue of pollution – one of the biggest, yet most underreported global problems with over 100 million people at risk.

Click here to learn about Damon’s recent trip to Indonesia and see video of a quiet town he visited south of Jakarta where children play each day on a field whose lead content is 125 times higher than the maximum limit set by the World Health Organization. Read more…

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Unearthed footage: “Shock & Awe” scene wins Manhattan Monologue Slam (January 2010)

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Why post something that happened three years ago?

In the first place, we never saw this before.

In the second place, actor Garrett Hendricks helped develop “Shock & Awe.” He’s a friend and an excellent artist, and you’ll like what he does with this role.

Thirdly, and most important by far: the problems faced by U.S. veterans returning from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to weigh heavily on the American spirit.

And what’s being done about it? Not nearly enough. Read more…

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Damon’s co-author Baiqiao Tang speaks at University of Rochester

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What do a dropped book, a freshman in college, and Tiananmen Square have to do with one another?

Evidently, quite a bit.

These elements and many more began an unlikely synchonicity when University of Rochester freshman Se Hoon Kim saw a clerk drop a copy of “My Two Chinas” at a local Barnes and Noble.

For the full story click here.

 

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