An Actor's Guide--Making It in New York City, Third Edition: Everything a Working Actor Needs to Survive and Succeed in the Big Apple


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About the Author

Glenn Alterman is a multi-award-winning playwright, acting coach, actor, and the author of thirty-one theater books. His plays have been produced throughout the United States and on three continents and have won over 45 international awards and received several international arts grants. He was listed as "The Best Monologue/Audition Coach" by the readers of Backstage magazine, and lists him as the "Author of the Most Published Monologues for Actors." Some of his most popular books include The Perfect Audition Monologue, Two Minutes and Under, Creating Your Own Monologue, Writing the 10-Minute Play, The Best Monologues for All Auditions, and 101 Original One-Minute Monologues. He lives in New York City.


"Every actor who plans to move to New York should read this book." --Debra Monk, Tony, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, and Helen Hayes Award winner

"This book is wonderful. Truly everything one needs to know. Thrilled to be a part of it." --Charles Busch, actor and playwright, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

"This book is filled with great advice and useful information for all actors. Those looking for the best ways to create, maintain, and strengthen their industry relationships should look no further. An important book. I highly recommend it!" --Bernard Telsey, casting director, co-executive director of MCC Theater

"Having the talent is one thing; letting the right people know about that talent is quite another. Finally, here is a book that tells actors how to be both an artist and a businessperson. I recommend it to all actors who are serious about their careers." --Jonn Wasser, agent, Atlas Talent Agency

"A must-read for the actor just arriving in New York, as well as the seasoned pro who has been here for years. It is the most comprehensive guide that I have seen. It's down to earth and very up to date. I highly recommend it!" --William Esper, acting teacher and director

"Actor Glenn Alterman updates his practical guide to surviving in the Big Apple with this paperback filled with all sorts of tips and advice . . . It's perfect for actors heading into the big wide world or kids with the bug who want to start thinking now about what being a working actor is really like." --Michael Giltz, Broadway Direct

"No one pursuing a New York acting career can afford to be without the comprehensive guidance found in this book. Invaluable, thorough, and up-to-the-minute, this meticulously researched guide gives actors the tools they need to survive and thrive in New York show business."