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Join us at The Book Cellar to welcome author Michael Kostroff as he reads from and discusses his new book, Audition Psych 101!
About Audition Psych 101:
Based on the popular workshop, Audition Psych 101 takes a detailed, unvarnished look at the mental gremlins that can make auditioning stressful. With frankness, humor, and a pro-actor sensibility, working actor Michael Kostroff explodes commonly accepted mythologies and offers a more logical, more effective approach to the whole process.
"It has completely changed the way I view auditions." -- Chad Manuel, Chicago
"Want to learn why we constantly get in our own way before we even set foot in the room? Michael has made a detailed, brilliant study of the most common traps, and how to avoid them." -- Peter Van Norden, Los Angeles
"Michael's expertise, sense of humor, and just old-fashioned good sense does the impossible: It actually makes the actor comfortable with the audition process." -- J. R. Orlando, San Jose
About Michael Kostroff:
Formerly the world’s worst auditioner, Michael Kostroff is now an established working actor best known for his five seasons as gang attorney Maury Levy on HBO’s legendary series, The Wire, and for his dozens of other television appearances, including roles on Elementary, The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, Luke Cage, The Deuce, The Good Wife, Damages, Blue Bloods, Louie, Banshee and Gotham.
A former advice columnist for Backstage (2006-2012), Kostroff is also a director, audition coach, and frequent guest instructor at colleges, universities, and drama schools. He’s the author of the popular book, Letters from Backstage.