How do I get an agent?" "How do I get in the room where it happens?" "How do I hang on to my happiness, confidence, and self-esteem?" The answers to these questions, and other ideas and suggestions, are all waiting inside Climbing Rejection Mountain by Broadway veteran and former Equity President Nick Wyman.
This is a book for everyone who loves theater and wonders how actors make a living, but it is most especially a book for those who are trying to make (or hoping to make) a life in theater. Students in high school and college who are contemplating life as an actor and actors just starting out in their careers will find in these pages an amusing gold mine of useful knowledge-and actors further on in their careers will also find this book instructive, beneficial, and entertaining. Climbing Rejection Mountain is highlighted by anecdotes from Mr. Wyman's long, illustrious career (sixteen Broadway shows) as well as dozens of clever, amusing cartoons by the noted Broadway actor (seventeen Broadway shows) Michael X.
Martin. Making a life as an actor is difficult, but this book-full of practical advice and guidelines for approaching not only acting but life-will make it easier and more fun.