Cool Girls, Inc. is dedicated to the self-empowerment of girls in low-income communities. They provide the tools to help girls make positive choices to achieve academic success, break the cycles of teen pregnancy and poverty and to overcome the barriers of racism and sexism. Follow the link to read more about it and donate!
GEMS: Girls Educational and Mentoring Services is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. Follow the link to read more about it and donate!
The Hobart Shakespeareans I watched a documentary about Rafe Esquith and his Hobart Shakespeareans several years ago, and I'm still deeply moved with every viewing. Check them out, watch the documentary, and donate if you can. So lovely.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum (one of my favorite places in the city to hang out.)
Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts (formerly the Non-Traditional Casting Project)
Broadway - The Golden Age... (Incredible documentary on Broadway legends. I cry every time I watch it.)
A Challenge for the Actor, by Uta Hagen
The Art of Acting, by Stella Adler
The Soul of the American Actor, publisher, Ronald Rand (Subscribe to this. Great source of inspiration!)
Life and Acting, by Jack Garfein
Slings and Arrows: Theater in My Life, by Robert Lewis (Bobby Lewis' funny, inspiring memoir.)
The Fervent Years: The Group Theatre and the Thirties, by Harold Clurman
Training the American Actor, (features my former teacher, Carol Rosefeld along with many other fine sages.)
The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron (How to get it back and rediscover.)
Shakespearean monologues (A hefty list of monologues appropriate for audition, class or performance.)
Audition, by Michael Shurtleff
Acting as a Business, by Brian O'Neill
Auditioning: An Actor-Friendly Guide, by Joanna Merlin
How to Get the Part... Without Falling Apart!, by Margie Haber