2023 1-4955-1131-6 "A career in the arts can have many ups and downs; moments of elation and intense bliss followed suddenly by depression and futile hopelessness. The intensity that we have poured into our work will mirror the desperation we feel at auditions. This book is about pain--physical, emotional and psychological. It is about my personal experiences fighting the dark side of a beautiful profession. Taking an audition or having a stressful performance makes us look into the abyss of our own personal fears; fears as diverse and intense as we make them, ranging from the mundane to the existential. Indeed, performance is a microcosm of life condensed into a few minutes." -from the Preface to the 2nd Edition
This 2nd Edition was originally published by Pendragon Press in 1989.