Debbie Lamedman Playwright/Teaching Artist/Director

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                                   Photo from the Original Production of Water Down 

My 10-minute play, Mind Control, finalist in the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, is now available in this new anthology. 
 
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            Out With the Old    Lack of Moisture                               
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 You can purchase the following publications by going to any of these websites:

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Smith & Kraus Publishers
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Laying the Foundation for a Successful Acting Career
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111 One-Minute Monologues for Teens by Teens, Volume 6
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New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2003
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20 Ten-Minute Plays for Teens by Teens
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20 Ten-Minute Plays For Teens, Volume Two
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55 Short Scenes
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The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens 4: 111 One-Minute Monologues
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Review for Laying the Foundation for a Successful Acting Career from BACKSTAGE:   "When you're young and trying to please everyone, things get complicated. You want to be an actor. Your parents want you employed — or at least with a fallback position. What to do?You might want to read this slim volume by Debbie Lamedman. You'll see the title and feel like you're going after your dream; your parents will page through and find solid, clear information on how to get into college. There are sections on choosing the right school or training program and getting the perfectly pitched recommendation. Lamedman tells you how to ace the SATs and find the right audition material. And there are lots of interviews with aspirants who have lived to tell the tale."
 
Review for 111 One-Minute Monologues, Volume 4 from BOOKLIST:   "Lamedman provides both boys and girls with stories that allow them to use their acting abilities to the fullest."


u're young and trying to please everyone, things get complicated. You want to be an actor. Your parents want you employed — or at least with a fallback position. What to do? You might want to read this slim volume by Debbie Lamedman. You'll see the title and feel like you're going after your dream; your parents will page through and find solid, clear information on how to get into college. There are sections on choosing the right school or training program and getting the perfectly pitched recommendation. Lamedman tells you how to ace the SATs and find the right audition material. And there are lots of interviews with aspirants who have lived to tell the tale."

Review from STAGE DIRECTIONS: "If you know a young person who’s contemplating a career on the stage, you might consider giving them Laying the Foundation for a Successful Acting Career: A Teen Drama Student’s Guide, by Debbie Lamedman. This thoughtful book takes the reader through all the necessary steps — beginning with how to commit to, or rule out, an acting career. (Perhaps the most important step of all.) Lamedman discusses the importance of good training and explains how a teen can determine what he or she wants to achieve in a college program, how to pick the right program to match those objectives and the best ways to navigate the college-application process. Throughout, she does a good job of balancing the dream with the reality, pointing out why a successful career needs a strong foundation in the basics of theatre."

Review from: Stage Directions

"After learning that teenage actors were having trouble finding material, editor Debbie Lamedman asked a group of young people to contribute material they had written themselves. The pieces are often very good indeed, and run the gamut from comedy to drama, fantasy to reality."

Review from KLIATT: "For auditions, class, or practice, this series of books delivers exactly what it promises: a whole lot of engaging one-minute monologues for teen characters. They cover the traditional (talking to a sibling about dating) to the contemporary (contemplating breast-enhancement surgery and cutting oneself with knives). They are clearly organized as male/female and comedy/drama for ease of use."