"Short Monologues for Auditions" - a new book by Frank Catalano, is now available at amazon.com, Kindle,and book stores worldwide

Top Quote Lexington Avenue Press announced today the publication of "Short Monologues for Auditions" a new book by Frank Catalano which focuses using monologues for auditions. The new book is an excellent tool to help actors and students of acting to select the right monologues by casting type for professional auditions or acting classes. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) July 31, 2013 - Catalano states: " Every professional actor needs to have at least two monologues ready to go. It is essential to present material that is right for your age, ethnicity and gender when auditioning for a prospective agent, theatre company or conservatory acting school. Monologues are a great way for others to be able to see how you perform prepared material. They want to be able to get a sense of what you can do, who you are and how you connect in a room. You need to really connect to the material you do and it needs to be short and sweet.

    They just want a sample which showcases you, not the whole presentation" Catalano is a faculty member at the School of Dramatic Arts at the University of Southern California. On acting classes he states: "A good monologue is an essential tool in any acting class. It helps the acting teacher get an idea of what you can do with prepared material and also provides insight on the areas of you acting skills that need to be improved upon. A good monologue for this purpose is one that is short, to the point and clearly gives the acting teacher an idea what you can do."

    As a playwright, Catalano's plays have been produced in New York City, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Hawaii and Dayton, Ohio including The American Rose Garden, Cyclotron (La Mama, NYC), Evolution, Waiting For to Go (Kennedy Center, Hawaii), and Saturday Nights. His play Autumn Sweet was a finalist at the Dayton Playhouse and later optioned for film by Warner Bros Studios. The Resting Place has had a staged reading by the Echo Theatre Company as part of a grant from the Showtime Network and his play Myths and Tangos toured in Los Angeles.

    As an executive, Catalano has served in various capacities at Lorimar Studios, Beverly Hills Playhouse, and Southern California Center for the Arts and Warner Bros. where he had a "first look" writing deal for the development of television and motion picture properties. He has also written and performed in animated television series and feature films including DIGIMON DIGITAL MONSTERS, THE ADVENTURES OF DYNAMO DUCK for Fox TV, the sci-fi series ROBOTECH and ABC television series including LA LAW, NYPD BLUE, MURDER ONE, CIVIL WARS and UGLY BETTY. His book "Rand Unwrapped - Confessions of a Robotech Warrior" is about his experience playing the character of RAND while making the groundbreaking animated series Robotech.

    Catalano conducts seminars on acting and writing nationwide and has been a featured speaker at the Annual Writer's Conference and Annual Stage, Screen and Television Actor's Conference sponsored by San Diego State University. He also conducts theatre and acting seminars at University of Southern California. He was a featured speaker in Europe and presented lectures in Turkey, Greece and Italy. The Resting Place is available at bookstores worldwide.

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