Books, Plays, Acting
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 … Continued
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. Dino Audino Editore specializes in titles pertaining to the performing arts, cinema, theater, television, and other … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued
In 2005 and 2006, Damon conducted interviews with U.S. veterans of the War in Iraq to write a book that eventually became Heart of War: Soldiers’ Voices from the Front Lines in Iraq. Using these interviews as source material, he … Continued
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.
For Spring semester 2013, Damon returns to teach writing for public intellectuals in the program he initiated last year for PhD students in History and Culture at Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. From the Caspersen School’s course catalog: … Continued
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
The first book Damon wrote The Actor’s Art and Craft: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique with his mentor and long-time friend, Bill Esper. The book quickly gained prominence as a work to rival Sanford Meisner’s On Acting, Uta Hagen’s … Continued