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 … Continued

“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, … Continued

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:  *     *     * “Reading this book brought me back to … Continued

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 Raymond. Since 2009, she has played the main role of Frankie Heck on ABC’s The Middle. Patricia’s remarkable list of … Continued

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 … Continued

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.

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 … Continued

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