Star Power : Defining Your Individual Signature

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-28
  • Publisher: Morgan James Pub
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STAR POWER! establishes a new wave of Acting. It speaks to current and relevant issues that creative Actors are grappling with: How do I "BE" authentic and respond from my truth and still BE the character? How do I respond spontaneously and still fulfill the Director's vision? How do I bring my rich inner imaginative world out to be visible in the material world? What is the the"IT" factor? Itrs"s STAR POWER! STAR POWER! engages the Actor in new possibilities, helping them develop their Authentic Self and define their Individual Signature. As an acting coach, it is Ms. Shurinrs"s job to transform good actors into "brilliant" ones. This is a book about Ms Shurinrs"s new discoveries on how to create an Individual Signature for the actor. The combination of "Individual Signature", becoming that "brilliant actor" and having the the "commitment" to become a star is the missing link. Actors of all levels of experience will find interesting interviews from industry professionals and fellow Actors confirming these principles. STAR POWER! works. It is the future of acting. Ms. Shurin has recently found that these same principles benefit anyone in any profession: attorneys, doctors, salespeople, parents, teachers, students, politicans and more. She hopes these life-altering principles will be used for the betterment of humanity.

Author Biography

As an Acting Coach and Teacher Ms. Shurin developed her own Acting Technique (Transformational Acting) which she teaches at her New York City Studio and her satellite Studio in Woodstock, N.Y. Ms. Shurin’s book “Transformational Acting..A step beyond” explains her innovative Acting Technique. In her second book “Star Power” she guides the Actor to discover their Authentic Selves, define an Individual Signature …and realize the  “IT” factor…Star Power.

As director Ms Shurin has brought  “The Price of Genius” to Broadway and directed at such venues as BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Playwrights Horizons, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Festival to name but a few .  She has coached, and directed such award winning names as Anthony Rapp, Bill Sanderson,  Daphne-Rubin-Vega, Sylvia Miles, Mathew Modine, Shalome Harlow and the Rap music legend Method Man. Sande has directed two films that made their way thru the Film Festival Circuit garnering TV distribution.

Sande has been seen as acting coach to the models on America’s Next Top Model. Cuts of Ms. Shurin at work have been seen on Oprah. For television she directed and co wrote with her husband Bruce Levy the 12 series cable show “Working Actors”.  Ms.Shurin has lectured at such venues  as CUNY, Marymount College and Adelphi University. She has led her Acting and Break-thru workshops internationally. Her new Star Power workshop will be on tour in the U.S. beginning 2010. For Information e-mail


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