Book Club For Actors

As an actor, it is essential to have a well-rounded knowledge of plays, playwrights, styles and genres. Not only does it allow you to be more prepared for auditions, it also keeps you in touch with the current theatre scene—one that is steeped in important, and often-referred to history, but is also forever expanding.

Welcome to the Art & Soul Acting Book Club for Actors: a book club that focuses on plays. Each meeting has a single focal point that is central to the understanding of theatre: a particular author, genre, time period or theme, etc. Members emerge with a deep knowledge of the material and its relevance to acting and theatre.

Participants will have profound encounters with influential playwrights and landmark plays. They will develop a deep understanding of all aspects of the works including stories, themes, and character break-downs: an amazing resource during a busy audition season.

April 2017 Book Club: Terrence McNally

Monday, April 17, 7-9 PM – East Village
Saturday, April 22, 3-5 PM – East Village

Location address will be listed within the confirmation e-mail…please RSVP below.

See the list below of the plays we’ll be reading for the featured playwright.

So all participants are on the same page with at least one play, please be sure to read the play marked with an asterisk (*).

Please read at least 3-4 plays on the list, choosing those that you don’t already know… and, of course, feel free to read as many plays as you wish!

Be ready to share what you have discovered about this amazing playwright so we can all learn and grow together. Looking forward!

Art & Soul Acting Book Club for Actors RSVP.

The Art & Soul Acting Book Club for Actors can be located at #asabc

Curious to know which playwrights and plays The Book Club for Actors has already read?

Please visit the Book Club for Actors Archive.

Terrence McNally Reading List

  • Master Class *
  • Lips Together, Teeth Apart
  • Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
  • Love! Valour! Compassion! – play or film
  • And Away We Go
  • It’s Only a Play (2014)

Upcoming Book Club for Actors

Dates: TBA
Playwright: TBA