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06

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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David Mamet Writes Afterword to “Creating a Character”

On 22, Nov 2013 | In Non-Fiction Book, Uncategorized | By admin

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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18

Nov
2013

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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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22

Oct
2013

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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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Sep
2013

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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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Sep
2013

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“After the Fall” Anthology Now Available as Amazon Download

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Damon’s  short story “Nightshade” is featured in UK-based Almond Press’s apocalyptic/dystopian anthology “After the Fall, now available via download on Amazon.com.

 

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16

Sep
2013

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

On 16, Sep 2013 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

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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Aug
2013

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

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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

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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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13

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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