A Journey into the Organic Process of the Art of Transformation
What does it take to make your dreams come true?
For the first time ever, world-acclaimed solo performer Ronald Rand and Goodwill Cultural Ambassador in 25 countries reveals how a solo performance is born, takes off, and can change the face of the world.
Step inside his extraordinary two-hour transformation becoming 79-year-old theatre director Harold Clurman in his celebrated solo play LET IT BE ART! to discover an organic process creating your own dynamic solo performance on stage using Stanislavski’s original acting chart “The Method of Physical Actions” to live completely inside your storytelling.
The theater is a transcendent communication of the human spirit, flowing from the passion of all those creating in collaboration with each other. Transformation is the embodiment of our joy of being alive.
Christopher Plummer calls SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE: "An unforgettable journey of passion, insight and discovery!"
Stephen Lang writes in his Foreword: "An astonishing outpouring of energy and experience. Ronald Rand brings a way to seek out a greater realization of what life means to you, putting into words what every actor feels in their heart; that what we do is as crucial to life as bread, fire, or salt. A noble and useful book.”
SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE will:
- Help you write, direct, and star in your own one-person show.
- Demonstrate how creation takes place before an actor comes on stage.
- Guide you toward following your genuine impulses.
- Allow transformation to occur organically.
- Inspire you to live completely inside your storytelling and trust your inner compass to fly solo as a performer.
- Empower you to take your show ‘on the road’ around the world through the ‘Art of Transformation’.
You’ll find over twenty inspiring interviews by brilliant performers who performed in solo plays including Christopher Plummer, Eve Ensler, Ben Vereen, Stephen Lang, Billy Crudup, Olympia Dukakis, Hershey Felder, Anita Hollander, Adrienne Barbeau, Elizabeth van Dyke, Spalding Gray, Stephen Lang, Tony Lo Bianco, Laurence Luckinbill, Angelica Page, Marga Gomez, Sabera Shaik, and Julie Harris.
Sharing his experiences with his teachers Stella Adler, Harold Clurman, and Jerzy Grotowski, Rand dives deep into the processes of unforgettable performers including Cicely Tyson, Paul Robeson, Ira Aldridge, James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier, Laurette Taylor, and Marlon Brando.
Solo Transformation On Stage is a must-read for all those who have dreamed of creating their own one-person show - including actors, students, teachers, directors, and lovers of the theater.
Anne Bogart has written: “Ronald Rand is a natural storyteller. SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE permits us to meet many of the great theater luminaries of our time.”
Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director, Encompass New Opera Theatre said about SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE: “If you're interested in creating your own solo performance, this is the book to read. Fantastic!”
by Ronald Rand
Page Count: 242 (color photos)
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Publish Date: December 14, 2021
Imprint: Brown Posey Press
Genre: Performing Arts
Performing Arts / Storytelling
Performing Arts / Acting & Auditioning
Performing Arts / Theater / Playwriting