Nancy Mayans Presents New Paradigm in Acting Training
Step by step, "The Unlimited Actor" guides readers into sensing and controlling the body's mental, emotional, spiritual and physical energy centers. When a person trains these "power points" to change at will, their acting range takes a quantum leap, Mayans says. "You can easily boost your confidence, access any emotion, and shift into any character on cue." With tools and techniques that utilize energy, color, physicality and visualization to strengthen emotional range, "The Unlimited Actor" makes concrete, easily accessible and repeatable what many performers often find so elusive.
"If you want to have a more powerful presence in general, greater confidence and emotional flexibility, this book is for you. If you want tools to change your mood on a dime, or protect yourself from the negative energy or others, this book can really help. If you want to access a character deeply, quickly and thoroughly, so that your instincts and energy naturally match the character, changing your apparent type on cue, then this book is for you," Mayans highlights.
"The Unlimited Actor" training is an easy, fun and illuminating method for any artist who wants to truly transform and supplement their prior training with added depth and dimension.
"The Unlimited Actor"
By Nancy Mayans
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 288 pages | ISBN 9781504362221
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 288 pages | ISBN 9781504362214
E-Book | 288 pages | ISBN 9781504362405
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Nancy Mayans has been on the faculty of the renowned William Esper Studio in New York City since 1990. She has also taught in many Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts acting programs including those at New York University, Rutgers University, Columbia University, Carnegie-Mellon University and the Yale School of Drama. Backstage magazine readers have voted her runner-up for Favorite Acting Coach in New York City and Favorite Vocal/Singing Coach four times. As an acting, voice, and dialect coach, Mayans has worked for feature films, MTV news, HBO specials and two PBS television series. She has worked with numerous students and professional clients seen in feature films, on television and on Broadway. As a performer, she sang and puppeteered internationally with Julie Taymor's Obie Award-winning "Juan Darien." In New York, she has performed with the Manhattan Theatre Club and The Public Theatre, and in Boston with The American Repertory Theatre, where she is a founding member. Mayans received her Master of Fine Arts in acting from the Yale School of Drama and her Bachelor of Arts in drama from Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa). She has also trained extensively in various healing arts and spiritual practices, all of which inform her unique teaching style. She maintains a private practice in New York City and travels to offer "The Unlimited Actor" workshops and teacher certification. For more information, readers can visit http://www.theunlimitedactor.com.
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