Magnificent Monologues for Kids (Hollywood 101)

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Magnificent Monologues for Kids provides 5-12 year-olds with performable age-appropriate comedic and dramatic monologues, all 100% kid tested. Chambers Stevens, Los Angeles' #1 kids acting coach, introduces young actors to the joys and how-to's of performing monologues in preparation of auditions. More than 50 kid-friendly monologues are incorporated. Each monologue is named and subtitled for quick content perusal. A glossary of up-to-date industry terms, index and bibliography of magnificent performances by child actors in film are also included as a study and motivation aid. In the foreword, Steven Woolf, renowned repertory theater director, discusses the role of monologues in the development of today's actor. Monologues in the book are easy to read, easy to understand, require a minimum of props and work in impromptu settings. Perfect for teachers of theater arts, parents, counselors, troop leaders interested in increasing the self-confidence and self esteem of young people through the performance arts. Great for classroom, variety talent shows, parties, competitions, and ultimately, auditions.

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There are many techniques used by parents, teachers and agents of social services to provide young people with tools they can utilize to promote self esteem and build self confidence. None are quite so affective as those which encompass the performing arts. Children are performers, almost by definition. They process their ever-changing, ever-growing world view by "acting out" what they see, hear, absorb. This makes the performing arts ideal for children. They become free to express attitudes, mannerisms and ways of being which they see as defining both themselves, as they are, and themselves, as they wish they could be. Our title, Magnificent Monologues for Kids, affords the curious child the opportunity for self-motivated expression. All the monologues were tested with kids; all absolutely loved performing them. Why? Chamber's unique ability to tap into the mindset of his students and express their world view, their way. These monologues, and the advice offered by Chambers, become pocketpals for avid student thespians. In the end, it's the realism kids hear expressed in his words that they clamor to act out in their own voice, in their own way. These monologues then are not only catalysts for confidence-building experiences, but also agents for building self esteem through the hands-on orientation endemic to the performing arts. As a publisher of quality material for children, we couldn't be more pleased to present this series, Hollywood 101, and its first title, Magnificent Monologues for Kids. Look for 24-Carat Commercials for Kids, too, and see just how much we can say in five short sentences!

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Chambers Stevens is one of Los Angeles' top kids acting coaches. He has coached over 1000 young actors for shows on Nickelodeon, Disney, CBS, NBC, ABC, plus countless films, theater productions, commercials and radio. Chambers is a graduate of The Conservatory of Theater Arts at Webster University and the founder of The Nashville Shakespeare Festival. As a playwright, he has won both The Ingram Fellowship and the Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Award. His play, Desperate For Magic, has been performed throughout the country. As an actor, Chambers has performed in over 100 theater productions including Romeo and Juliet and Midsummer Nights Dream, 50 commercials including Pepsi, Coke and General Motors and many television shows, of which The Young and the Restless, Dear John, And Wake Rattle and Roll are just three. He currently stars in the television series Geoscout for which he received an Emmy nomination in 1997. He is the winner of the presitious 1998 Jeoffrey Award for Best Actor in Small Theater. Chambers lives in Hollywood with his wife Betsy and their two children Ziggy and Daisy (who just happen to be cats).

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