The Pursuit of Acting: Working Actors Share Their Experience and Advice

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Emma Palzere

Emma is thirty-four and is originally from Newington, Connecticut. She has been pursuing acting professionally for twelve years. She holds a B.F.A. from Emerson College in Boston, and has been seen Off-Broadway in Waiting Women, Nighthawks, Born in the B.F.A, Montage, and The Rimers of Eldritch, among others. Emma can also be spotted in various films, soaps, and commercials, and is a company member of Murder by Invitation, and Carousel Theatre Company of New York City. Her company, Be Well Productions, currently tours throughout the Northeast with three productions: The Belle of Amherst, I. C. U. -- Improv Comedy Unit, and Live from the Milky Way. . . It's Gilda Radner!, which recently won the Warner Center for the Arts One Act Play Contest ( Torrington, CT) and is headed for a full production Off-Broadway. In 1990, Emma banded together with other female solo theatre artists to create Womenkind, an annual festival of onewoman shows celebrating women's history month.

From the time I could talk, I wanted to be a ballet dancer. I studied ballet throughout my childhood, but I clearly didn't have the physical

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Part I - New York 1
  • 1 - Tamara Mark 3
  • 2 - Danny Koch 9
  • 3 - Gaffy Pastore 13
  • 4 - Emma Palzere 17
  • 5 - Veronica James 21
  • 6 - Calvin Remsberg 25
  • 7 - Ken Salley 31
  • 8 - Edward Tilghman 35
  • 9 - Luisa Di Capua 37
  • 10 - Tracy Bryce 41
  • 11 - Yassmin Alers 45
  • 12 - Doug Blackburn 49
  • 13 - Max Ryan 53
  • 14 - Shelby Rose 57
  • 15 - Trevor Wallace 61
  • 16 - Leanne Whitne 65
  • 17 - Colleen Davie 69
  • 18 - Philip J. Mastrelli 73
  • 19 - Abiola Abrams 77
  • 20 - June Angela 81
  • Part II - Los Angeles 85
  • 21 - Robert Foxworth 87
  • 22 - Jaz Davison 91
  • 23 - Mary Dryden 95
  • Note 99
  • 24 - Jonathan Coogan 101
  • 25 - Kerry Carnahan 105
  • 26 - Reena Phillips 109
  • 27 - Jack Stauffer 113
  • 28 - Vance Valencia 117
  • 29 - Whitney Weston 121
  • 30 - Kristen Miller 125
  • 31 - Jeff Asch 129
  • 32 - Joe Greco 133
  • 33 - Denny Evans 137
  • 34 - Gabrielle De Cuir 141
  • 35 - Alfonso Freeman 145
  • 36 - Gayle Rogers 149
  • 37 - Peter Van Norden 153
  • 38 - Ted Katzoff 157
  • 39 - Richard Kinsey 161
  • 40 - William Schallert 167
  • Selected Bibliography 173
  • Index 175
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