Reading List

Fiction for Young Readers:  

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle
Jack and Louise: Act 1 by Andrew Keenan Bolger and Kate Wetherhead
Jack and Louisa: Act 2 by Andrew Keenan Bolger and Kate Wetherhead
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Theater Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Playing Juliet by JoAnne Stewart Wetzel
Dramarama by E. Lockhart
My Life: The Musical by Maryrose Wood
No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman

Books for Mature Readers:

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Secret Life of the American Musical by Jack Viertel
The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek by Seth Rudetsky
Broadway Nights by Seth Rudetsky
Wendy and the Lost Boys by Julie Salamon
Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir by Joel Grey
Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway by Michael Riedel
On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution by Drew Hodges
Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story by DK Publishing
The Book of Broadway: The 150 Definitive Plays and Musicals by Eric Grode
The Untold Stories of Broadway: Tales from the world’s most famous theaters by Jennifer Ashley Tepper

Non-Fiction, Technique and Scene Work:

Tips: Ideas for Actors by Jon Jory
7 Simple Truths of Acting for the Teen Actor  by Larry Silverberg
“The Actor’s Art and Craft: William Esper Teaches the Meisner Technique,” by William Esper and Damon DiMarco
Audition by Michael Shurtleff
Great Scenes from Shakespeare’s Plays by John Green and Paul Negri
Break a Leg!: The Kids’ Guide to Acting and Stagecraft by Lise Friedman and Mary Dowdle