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“Living is a process. Acting is the act of laying oneself bare, of fearing off the mask of daily life, of exteriorizing oneself. It is a serious and solemn act of revelation. It is like a step towards the summit of the actor’s organism in which are united consciousness and instinct.”
— Jerzy Grotowski



“Action is the direct agent
of the heart.”
— Delsarte


Books & Plays

Newly published plays & theatre books, which can be found at
The Drama Book Shop.

New Plays:

The Secret Theatre by Anders Lustgarten $14.95

Young Marx by Richard Bean $15.99

Evening at the Talk House by Wallace Shawn $10.99

The Tip of the Iceberg by Bea Carmina $10.00

The Lacy Project by Alena Smith $9.99

Charlotte and Other Plays by Jose Rivera $15.95

Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus $9.99

Vietgone by Qui Nguyen $10.99


Create: How Extraordinary People Live to Create and Create to Live" by Ronald Rand Kindle $29.99, Softcover $42.00, Hardcover $72.00

How to Read a Play by Damon Kiely $46.95

The School of Doing: Lessons from theater master Gerald Freedman by Isaac Klein $25.00

Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window by Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul $40.00

The Actors Art and Craft: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique
by William Esper, Damon DiMarco $19.95

Acting Teachers of America by Ronald Rand, photos by Luigi Scorcia $19.95

Mastering Stand-Up: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Comedian
by Stephen Rosenfeld $16.99

Charles Ludlum Lives by Sean Edgecomb $24.95

Acting Exercises for Non-Traditional Staging: Michael Chekhov Reimagined
by Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson $39.95

Witness to Spirit: My Life with Cowboys, Mozart & Indians by Robert Staffanson $42.00

The Voice Exercise Book: A Guide to Healthy and Effective Voice Use
by Jeanette Nelson $26.95

The Method Acting Exercises Handbook by Lola Cohen $39.00

Acting Lions by Penny Templeton $19.95

Dramatic Circumstances: On Acting, Singing, and Living Inside the Stories We Tell: Teaching Through the Lens of Neuroscience by Bill Wesbrooks and Marcia Lesser $24.99

DAH Theatre: A Sourcebook Edited by Dennis Barnett, Foreword by Eugenio Barba  $90.00

Life and Acting: Techniques for the Actor by Jack Garfein $19.95

Morning, Paramin by Sir Derek Walcott & Peter Doig $35.00

"It is a law of life that man cannot live for himself alone. Extreme individualism is insanity. The world's problems are also our personal problems. Health is achieved through maintaining our personal truth in a balanced relation of love to the rest of the world. No expression is more emblematic of this relation than the creative act which we call art. No art by its very constitution typifies the social nature of that creative act more than the theatre. The theatre, to be fully understood and appreciated, must be seen as a manifestation of this process of interchange between society and the individual. It must be judged as a continuous development of groups of individuals within society, a development which becomes richer, acquires greater force and value as it grows with the society in which it originates. Only in this way can the theatre nourish us.  - Harold Clurman

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