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Author Hodges Persley, Nicole, 1969- author.

Title Breaking it down : audition techniques for actors of the global majority / Nicole Hodges Persley, Monica White Ndounou.

Publication Info. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2021]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  792.028 H666b 2021    ---  Available
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Description xix, 168 pages ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-154) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Establishing and breaking boundaries: centering wellness -- Tell the truth -- Read the story, not the lines -- Play punctuation and practice pronunciation -- Playing the action -- Identifying the emotions -- Understand the social and cultural context clues -- Face stereotypes -- Self-tapes -- Agents and managers -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Actor training resources: Alternatives and supplements to Eurocentric approaches.
Summary "This volume offers strategic approaches to auditioning for women, men, and non-binary actors of the global majority. It provides a fresh approach from the perspectives of two directors of color who are also actors working in theater, film, and television"-- Provided by publisher.
In this book, the authors "combine practical advice, cultural studies, Black feminist perspectives, and lived experiences to offer actors of color an intersectional approach to auditioning. The ten steps outlined in this book aid actors across racial lines seeking to develop the necessary skills to break down a character and script while affirming their full selves into the audition to book the role. [this book] emboldens BIPOC actors to embrace every aspect of their identities rather than leaving themselves behind in an effort to gain entry and access to the entertainment industry."-- back cover.
Subject Auditions -- United States.
Minorities in the performing arts -- Vocational guidance -- United States.
African Americans in the performing arts -- Vocational guidance.
Acting -- Vocational guidance -- United States.
Acting -- Vocational guidance. (OCoLC)fst00796170
Auditions. (OCoLC)fst00821231
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Instructional and educational works. (OCoLC)fst01919931
Instructional and educational works.
Added Author Ndounou, Monica White, 1976- author.
ISBN 9781538137079 hardcover
1538137070 hardcover
9781538137086 electronic publication
Standard No. 17135700

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