The best scenes from leading plays by the most famous contemporary playwrights. The scenes offer a wide spectrum of performance styles for vocal and physical interpretation. Playwrights include: Beckett, Pinter, Mamet, Durang, Foote, Wasserstein, Vogel, McLure, Innaurato, Meyers, Shue, Medoff and Steve Martin as well as "new voice" contemporary playwrights Bruce Graham, John Wooten, Ludmilla Bollow, Rich Orloff and Jack Heifner. Scenes are divided into several age groups. Each is preceded by performance hints and exercises. Also included are monologs for audition use. Designed to help beginning and experienced actors to expand their individual styles and techniques.