Sensational Scenes for Teens: The Scene-study guide for Teen Actors!

Sensational Scenes for Teens: The Scene-study guide for Teen Actors!

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Sensational Scenes for Teens: The Scene Studyguide for Teen Actors provides 12-18 year-olds with performable age-appropriate comedic and dramatic scenes, all 100% teen tested. The author introduces young actors to the joys and how-to's of performing scenes written in true Hollywood industry-standard style (half-hour situation comedy and one-hour drama) in preparation for professional stage and screen auditions. +30 scenes are incorporated, each is titled for quick content perusal, easy to understand & requires a minimum of props and works in impromptu settings. Interviews are presented with three top industry experts--two veteran casting directors and a television writer-- discussing current requirements for teen actors. A glossary of industry terms, index and bibliography of basic-to-challenging plays teens should read are also included as a study aid. Great for classroom, variety talent shows, competitions, and ultimately, auditions.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012399380
Publisher: Sandcastle Publishing LLC
Publication date: 02/01/2001
Series: Hollywood 101 , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 649 KB

About the Author

Emmy Nominee Chambers Stevens has eight books in print. His Hollywood 101 series is published by Sandcastle Publishing. In the last eight years, Chambers has toured the country, doing workshops for over 100,000 actors across forty states.

When at home, Chambers is one of Los Angeles’ top acting coaches. Actors he has coached have appeared on Nic-kelodeon, The Disney Channel, CBS, NBC, ABC, The Cartoon Network, plus countless films, theater productions, including Broadway shows, commercials, and videogames. Chambers is a graduate of The Conservatory of Theater Arts at Webster University & the founder of The Nashville Shakespeare Festival now in its twentieth year.

As a television actor, Chambers has appeared in over fifty commercials including Pepsi®, Coke®, and General Motors® and many television shows, of which The Young and the Restless, Dear John, and Arly Hanks are just three. He’s starred in The Steve Spots, which received six Emmys and a George Peabody Award, Funnybones, which received an Emmy for “Outstanding Children’s Program”, and Geoscout, for which he received a personal Emmy nomination as “Outstanding Actor in a Children’s Series.”

As a theater actor, Chambers has performed in over a hundred theater productions (including Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Biloxi Blues, and Brighton Beach Memoirs). He is the recipient of the Geoffrey Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Drew in Eastern Standard, and the prestigious Backstage Garland Award for his portrayal of Drew in Eastern Standard. He also received the prestigious Backstage Garland Award for his one-man show Desperate for Magic.

As a playwright, he has won both the Ingram Fellowship and the Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Award. His play Mother of Pearl is published by I.E. Clark Publishing. Desperate for Magic is published by Elderidge Publishing. Chambers currently has three new plays in the works: Travels with Jack Lemmon’s Dog; Bing Bang Boom and Shaw and Twain Do Lunch, his newest play, has already won numerous national awards including the Long Beach Playhouse Award for Best New Play as well as Best Comedy from The Palm Spring Int'l Playwriting Contest. Chambers lives in Hollywood. He’s married to film and theatre producer Betsy Sullenger. They have a 2-year-old son, Twain, and one furry daughter,Ziggy.www.chambersstevens.com

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Sensational Scenes for Teens : The Scene Studyguide for Teen Actors 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a fabulous book for begining actors. It was a very worth while book to have,to help train my daughter for Hollywood auditions with Disney and nickelodeon.
dmckenna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found that this play book is excellent for students that are new to acting. The selections are not long and the students can easily memorize their parts. It is an opportunity for the reluctant actor to try it out. This would be good for either Middle School or High School.
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Ariel Wursta More than 1 year ago
It didnt give any of the book
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome Study Guide! This one is the best so far - all the scenes are great and have really made me think about how to break down each scene.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really love this book. It has great scenes for teens and helped me bring out my best in acting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another great scene study guide from Chambers. This one really helps me feel good about my acting skills - and it is fun too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This guide has excellent scenes for teens and my son has enjoyed working through each of them. This guide has brought out the best in my son's acting ability. Great job Chambers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Need a great scene and refuse to settle with mediocrity? Pick up this book asap! Stevens really knows how to weed out the stale scenes found in so many scene books. Every scene brings something new to the table and will delight your audience with witty,funny and original dialogue.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent resource for acting students with refreshing and original work. A necessary tool for the young actor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book when I was looking for scenes to do for class. I wasn't expecting much but this book was worth the cover price. There's tons of scenes to choose from. I liked the fact that the scenes were simple but complex. As I was practicing with my scene partner, I realized the book gives you a good starting point to really find your characters and work the scene. Nice find.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great resource. This book has a great mix of scenes for actors of all ages and genders. To be competitive in the acting business an actor must be ready for anything this book helps you get there. If you only buy one scene study book this should be it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son is interested in acting so I bought him this book and also the monologue book for teenagers by Chambers Stevens. They've been a really great tools for him because he hasn't been able to find many scene/monologue books that he likes. But he's devoured these books and I can tell an improvement in his acting. I definitely recommend both.
TracyHolmes More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed in this book. As an acting teacher I thought I would be getting a book of fun and challenging short scenes for my students. Many of the scenes are between an adult and one kid. They are not scenes one could use for theater - they are for on-camera work - and even then they read like those sappy after-school specials. I was also shocked by the amount of typos in this book as well as famous plays listed WITH THE INCORRECT TITLES! That is really a shocker - not very professional at all. This book was a waste of money. Look elsewhere for material.