Act: The Modern Actor’s Handbook

April 20, 2021|
Act: The Modern Actor’s Handbook by David Rotenberg
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  • Rotenberg preaches practicality over idealism and teaches specific techniques: playing your type, using trigger props, and more.
  • Rotenberg has an MFA in directing from the Yale School of Drama, has directed on Broadway and for television, and has published 11 novels.
  • His students include Canadian screen actors Rachel McAdams, Tatiana Maslany, Scott Speedman, and Sarah Gadon to name a few.


  • Actors, acting students, and their friends and family
  • Acting teachers: private, colleges, universities, affiliated with film and theatre schools
  • Related professionals in screen-based and performance-based industries interested in the acting process

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  • Targeted outreach to acting schools and drama bookstores
  • Pitch to industry newsletters and union group publications (ACTRA, UBCP, SAG/AFTRA, Actors’ Equity)
  • Pitch to online acting websites for inclusion in top acting book listicles
  • Library outreach and inclusion in librarian newsletter
David Rotenberg has been a master acting teacher for more than 30 years. He has directed on Broadway, in major regional theaters, for television, and has an MFA in directing from the Yale School of Drama. David has taught at York University, the National Theatre School of Canada, the Shanghai Theatre Academy, the University of Cape Tow...
Title:Act: The Modern Actor’s Handbook
Product dimensions:200 pages, 7 X 4.5 X 0.47 in
Shipping dimensions:200 pages, 7 X 4.5 X 0.47 in
Published:April 20, 2021
Publisher:ECW Press
ISBN - 13:9781770414686

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