Resources

ACTING SPECIFIC

ARTICLES

•  "Acting Changes the Brain: It's how actors get lost in a role" 

   By Christian Jarrett for Psyche Magazine

•  "Whiteness, Patriarchy, and Resistance in Actor Training Texts: Reframing Acting Students as Embodied Critical Thinkers" 

   By Amy Steiger for HowlRound Theatre Commons

•  "Training with a Difference: As the nation grows more diverse, theatre education needs to become less Eurocentric and more inclusive" 

   By Nicole Brewer for American Theatre Magazine

BOOKS

•  By Constantin Stanislavski

   Building a Character

   Creating a Role

   An Actor Prepares

•  By Sharell D. Luckett and Tia M. Shaffer

   Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches

•  By Sanford Meisner

   On Acting

•  By Richard Boleslavsky

   Acting: The First Six Lessons

•  By Frank Hauser and Russell Reich

   Notes on Directing

   (Informed me as an actor just as much as a

   director!)

•  By Keith Johnstone

   Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre

   (Not just for improvisers!)

•  By Viola Spolin

   Theatre Games for the Lone Actor

AUDITIONING

•  Good Example of a Self Tape

Actor J. Alphonse Nicholson "From Audition to Set"

•  Information about Headshots

Backstage: "Actor Headshots: Everything You Need to Know"

• Places to Look for Auditions in Atlanta

ATL Audition Links and Resources

THE CREATIVE LIFE AT LARGE

DEVISING INSPIRATION

•  By Moises Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams

   Moment Work: Tectonic Theater Project's Process of       

   Devising Theatre

•  By adrienne maree brown

   Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

•  By Augusto Boal

   Theatre of the Oppressed

•  By Michael Rohd

   Theatre for Community, Conflict, and Dialogue: The

   Hope is Vital Training Manual

  By Pat Schneider

   Writing Alone and with Others

TOOLS for BEING

•  By Resmaa Menakem

   My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

(See especially the "5 Anchors")

•  By Stephen Cope

   Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

(See especially "Breathe, Relax, Feel, Watch, Allow")

•  By Pema Chödrön

   The Places that Scare You