Award-Winning Finalist in the Performing Arts category of the 2019 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest.
ACTING CAN BE A CRAZY PROFESSION, full of uncertainty, insecurity and unpredictability. While there are many books about technique, little has been written about how to pursue the dream without compromising your health and sanity.
Pulling from her decades of experience as an actor, talent manager and lifestyle coach, Debra Wanger fills this void with a must-read survival guide for the acting professional. Debra offers a positive, practical, playful, holistic approach to the art and the business of acting that marries mind, body, spirit and craft.
In this essential handbook, which serves as a personal coach book, she covers all the basis – from exercise and nutrition to time management and setting goals, to staying motivated from audition through performance. Her valuable, tried-and-true insights, gained from client successes, will enable a healthy, productive personal life.
At last, there’s a clear path through the madness. The Resilient Actor will lead you to the top of your game, increase your professional staying power and help you achieve equilibrium in all aspects of your life.
Discover some of the secrets from Broadway & Hollywood to supercharge your career and balance your life. Debra Wanger knows how difficult it can be to pursue your dream of acting without compromising your health or your sanity. She drew wisdom from decades of working as an actor, talent manager, and wellness coach to write The Resilient Actor and give emerging and experienced actors a holistic approach to their profession that marries mind, body, spirit, and craft. Sustaining a healthy and satisfying career requires more than just talent- go beyond the skills you learned in your BFA program.
The Resilient Actor’s Workbook and Planner is filled with quick & easy exercises designed to help you plot the direction for your career from the start and avoid the pitfalls that many actors face. You’ll walk through the steps to figure out what kind of actor you want to be and the lifestyle you want to have. You’ll set goals and develop habits for your career and use the specially-designed included actors’ planner to create a step-by-step action and accountability plan for achieving them. The Resilient Actor’s Workbook and Planner will unlock longevity in your career by showing you how to find happiness and health in an industry that challenges both.
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