Coaching the reader through each stage of the creative journey, this is the first book that shows actors how to write successful monologues, performance-art pieces, and one-person plays.
The writing process is explained in easy-to-follow steps, from getting started, to expanding and tightening dialogue, developing character, editing and rewriting, rehearsing the final piece, and playing to audiences. Included are interviews with seasoned pros, techniques for marketing and promoting solo shows, and information about artists' communities, competitions, and grants.
Glenn Alterman, an award-winning actor and prolific writer for stage and screen, is the author of Promoting Your Acting Career and several other helpful books for thespians. He lives in New York.