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A Grand Entrance: Scenes and Monologues for Mature Actors
A Grand Entrance: Scenes and Monologues for Mature Actors
By Ann McDonough and Kent R. Brown. Written by Steve Allen, Sandra Fenichel Asher, Leslie (Hoban) Blake, Louis Broome, Kent R. Brown, Joan Calof, Roger Cornish, Angela Counts, Sheryle Criswell, Jeffery Scott Elwell, Jeanette Farr, Gary Garrison, Linsey Hamilton, Ann Harris, Olga Humphrey, Carleen Jaspers, Julie Jensen, Mark Steven Jensen, Davey Marlin-Jones, Adam Kraar, Carol Wright Krause, Innes-Fergus McDade, Vin Morreale Jr., Loretta Novick, Steven Packard, Hudson Plumb, Bruce Post, Philip Potak, Shelly Pruitt-Wykes, Billy M. Pullen, Kenneth Robbins, Joseph Robinette, Mayo Simon, Katherine Snodgrass, Staci Swedeen, Jules Tasca, Mike Thomas, Rachel Feldbin Urist, Karen Smith Vastola, Michael Wright, Saul Zachary and Nicholas Zagone.

 This exciting anthology of scenes and monologues features nearly 100 comic and serious roles for mature actors over the age of 55. Aimed at the advanced as well as the beginning actor, a special feature is the inclusion of scenes with three characters, allowing actors to develop the concentration skills necessary to create compelling ensemble work. Included are suggestions for how to interpret scenes and monologues, how to discover your character's motivations, how to portray a character with confidence and conviction, memorizing tips and techniques and suggestions to make auditioning a pleasurable experience. An excellent companion volume to "Short Stuff" and "New Monologues for Mature Actors."

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Anthology
Catalog Code:  G68
Royalty:  $0.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $24.95
Performing Group: Senior Theatre
ISBN (10): 087129933X
Publication Date: 03/22/2000
Steve Allen (1921-2000) In the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s the single most talented individual in the entertainment world was Noel Coward, who achieved great success as an actor, vocalist, pianist, author, composer, lyricist and director. During a visit to our shores in the early 1950s, Sir Noel described Steve Allen as "the most talented man in America." Andy Williams once ...More
Sandra Fenichel Asher's plays have been produced nationally and abroad. Across the Plains, commissioned by The Coterie, Kansas City, Mo., was selected for the Kennedy Center's New Visions/New Voices Symposium. In the Garden of the Selfish Giant won the Indiana Repertory Theatre/Bonderman National Playwriting Symposium Award, the New England Theatre Conference Aurand Harris Playwriting Award and the American Alliance for ...More
Kent R. Brown is a director, editor and playwright whose works have been produced throughout Canada, Belgium, The Netherlands, Australia and the United States. American venues include People's Light & Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Orlando Repertory, BoarsHead Theater, West Coast Ensemble, Boston Theatre Works, Moving Arts, The Side Project and Pulse Ensemble. Titles include Two Beers ...More
Angela Counts is an artist who uses video, text, sound, found footage and performance to deconstruct narratives and to explore the intersections of fiction and nonfiction as a means of constructing identity. In 2008, she made a visit to Italy for a reunion with her father, whom she hadn't seen in 17 years. Counts brought along a camera and an ...More
Jeanette D. Farr has written and developed several plays including The Burning of White Trash, Accidentally on Purpose, Human Wonders, IceSPEAK, Blue Roses and Pitchin' Pennies at the Stars. Her works have been produced off-off-Broadway, as well as in Washington, D.C., Texas, California, Nevada and Virginia. In 1999 and 2000, her plays, For Kicks and But Seriously Folks, were ...More
Olga Humphrey was awarded a 2003 Fellowship from the IFP/New York for a screenplay based on her play Hyperactive. Her play F-Stop was produced by B Street Theatre in Sacramento and received its world premiere in New York by New Directions Theater. Veronika Vavoom, Volcanologist was produced by Boston Theatre Works and received a developmental grant from the ...More
Julie Jensen's play, Two-Headed, was commissioned by ASK Theatre Projects in Los Angeles and was developed in the Common Ground Festival. It has had successful productions at Salt Lake Acting Company, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, Va.; the Women's Project and Productions in New York City and by Timescape Arts Group in Los Angeles. Jensen's earlier plays ...More
Adam Kraar's plays include Wild Terrain (EST Marathon of One-Act Plays), Empire of the Trees (NY Innovative Theatre Awards nominee for Outstanding New Script), Freedom High (Queens Theatre in the Park, Queens, N.Y.), New World Rhapsody (Manhattan Theatre Club commission, New York City), and The Spirit House (premiered at Performance Network Theatre, Ann Arbor, Mich.).  

Ann McDonough holds a Ph.D. in theater from the University of Minnesota and is the co-founder and head of the senior adult theater program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her books available through Dramatic Publishing are New Monologues for Mature Actors and Short Stuff: Ten- to Twenty-Minute Plays for Mature Actors and (with Kent R. Brown) A Grand ...More
In addition to selling material to both network and cable television, Vin Morreale Jr. has won numerous awards for his screenwriting, playwriting, documentaries, independent movies and short fiction.

Morreale was awarded the prestigious Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in playwriting, and both his published and unpublished plays have received nearly 1,000 productions on stages across the ...More
Bruce Post is the executive director of the Maxwell Anderson Playwrights Series, where he produces the annual Young Connecticut Playwrights Festival each spring. His plays have been produced in New York City, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Washington, D.C., and on Martha's Vineyard. His plays include The Whipping Boys, winner of the UMKC Award for Playwriting; Band; The Master Race and ...More
Joseph Robinette is a Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award nominee for the libretto of the acclaimed A Christmas Story, The Musical. He is the author or co-author of 55 published plays and musicals. His works have been produced at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, The Theater at Madison Square Garden and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York ...More
Mayo Simon has written extensively for television, film and the stage. His short documentary, Why Man Creates, won a number of international prizes including an Academy Award for best short subject. His plays have been produced in many theaters in this country and in Europe. They include Walking to Waldheim and Happiness (Lincoln Center), L.A. Under Seige (Mark Taper Forum, ...More
Award-winning playwright Jules Tasca is the author of 102 (12 full-length and 92 one-act) published plays which have been produced in numerous national theatres from the Mark Taper Forum to the Bucks County Playhouse, as well as abroad. He has also written for radio and television. His libretto for The Amazing Einstein was the national winner in New York's Performing ...More
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