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Black Lives Matter Book of the Week

Posted on: October 15, 2021

Breaking It Down: Audition Techniques for Actors of the Global Majority

Breaking it Down

by Nicole Hodges Persley and Monica White Ndounou

Racism is present in all types of employment, including acting. Here is an acting guide specifically for people who are nonwhite. The authors’ practical advice focuses on stage audition skills but can easily be applied to screen acting. They provide guidance on situations where actors may be asked to read for roles that rely on racial stereotypes, and explain which common techniques for actors may be harmful for people of color. “Everyone involved in the performing arts, from professors to casting directors to actors to students, especially those just starting out, should read this eye-opening work.” ~ Library Journal

See the Jones Library Antiracism Book List for recommended titles for all ages.

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