Synopses & Reviews
Providing a blueprint for mastering the mechanics of creativity®, this insightful resource explains in detail how to acquire and cultivate the necessary skills to obtain peak performances on stage and in life. Calling upon decades of experience from having worked on both sides of the camera, this study provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a child-actors life in Hollywood during the Golden Age of motion pictures while chronicling the development of two ground-breaking workshops for teaching dramatic art. A brief but comprehensive survey of the history of acting in the Western theater is also included.
Darryl Hickman has a profound understanding of how creativity is accomplished in performance.” Jerry Seinfeld, comedian, actor, writer, producer
A compelling and provocative book; I was hooked from the very first page.” Leonard Maltin, film historian, author, critic
Its not a lesson in acting, its a lesson in life. I was tremendously touched by The Unconscious Actor. I promise you will be too.” Burt Reynolds, actor, director, and Academy Award® nominee
Everyone who wants to release their creative spirit, no matter what field theyre in, should read this book.” Gary Dontzig, three-time Emmy award-winning writer and executive producer
His process is no less than awesome.” Jeff Greenberg, casting director, Paramount Pictures
About the Author
Darryl Hickman has taught acting workshop classes in New York City and is currently teaching in Los Angeles. He is the former director of daytime programs at CBS. A lifelong actor, he has appeared in more than 100 films and television episodes. He lives in Montecito, California.