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, as they proceed, read this book once a year as a reminder of how to do what we strive to do.”
Gretchen Mol (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire; The Notorious Bettie Page)
“Bill Esper taught me everything I know about acting and most of what I know about writing. He is a master teacher and our foremost authority on the work of Sanford Meisner. Anyone serious about acting ought to read this excellent book and then run to New York to study with Bill. He is the real deal — insightful, generous, uncompromising, and endlessly inspiring.”
Stephen Adly Guirgis, actor and playwright (Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, The Mother Fu**er With the Hat); co-artistic director of LAByrinth Theater Company; recipient of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize
“My time studying with Bill Esper left me feeling like a completely trained actor and a more honest, grounded person. Training and studying with him has informed all the stand-up, acting and writing I do. I am forever grateful.”
Amy Schumer, actor, writer, comedienne (Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer)
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The Actor’s Guide to Creating a Character is due out from Random House on April first.
Click here to advance order your copy today.
You can click below to order your copy of Damon’s first book with Bill, The Actor’s Art & Craft.