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Theater geek

Mickey Rapkin

Theater geek

the real life drama of a summer at Stagedoor Manor, the famous performing arts camp

by Mickey Rapkin

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Published by Free Press in New York .
Written in English


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Founded in 1975, Stagedoor Manor, the premier summer theater camp for children and teenagers, continues to attract scores of young performers eager to find kindred spirits, to sing out loud, to become working actors--or maybe even stars. These kids come from varying backgrounds--the offspring of Hollywood players work alongside kids on scholarship, and the camp provides an intense, often wrenching introduction to professional theater. Journalist and theater fanatic Mickey Rapkin tracks a trio of especially talented and determined teen actors through their final session. Via original interviews with former and current campers and staff, Rapkin also recounts Stagedoor Manor"s colorful, star-studded history, and explores what the proliferation of theater camps says about our celebrity-obsessed youth and our most basic but vital need to fit in.--From publisher description.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementMickey Rapkin
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN2078.N45 R37 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 220 p. :
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24476810M
ISBN 101439145768, 1439154392
ISBN 109781439145760, 9781439154397
LC Control Number2009048797
OCLC/WorldCa464593360

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