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The solo performance play about HAROLD CLURMAN
The most influential figure in the history of the American Theatre
Director / Drama Critic / Co-founder of The Group Theatre



Create by Ronald Rand


How Extraordinary People Live to
Create and Create to Live

by Ronald Rand

Published by Wyatt-Mackenzie Publishing, Nancy Cleary

Foreword by Mel Gordon

An extraordinary collection of over 100 soul-searching interviews assembled by Goodwill Cultural Ambassador, actor, and best-selling author, Ronald Rand. Explore the creative process of many of the world’s most acclaimed actors, actresses, artists, choreographers, composers & lyricists, dancers, directors, educators, musicians, playwrights, poets, singers, and writers of our time.

CREATE! shines a light on how creative artists have forged a way through their lives, to open people's minds to what's possible in our great humanity on this planet. Their words re-affirm that we are fragile yet courageous people, deeply committed to sharing ideas and touching souls through compassion and art.

Every page bursts with color artwork and photography by such renowned artists as Al Hirschfeld, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Sir Derek Walcott, Brian Cox, Lucie Arnaz, Joel Grey, Stephen Lang, Randall Duk Kim, Martha Carpenter, Michael Shane Neal, Jim Warren, Parish Kohanim, Jillian Edelstein, Allan Warren, David Pena, Tim Stevenson, Julieta Cervantes, Kwaku Alston, N. Paripovic, Paula Allen, Stan Barouh, Jimmy Turrell, James McMullan, Carolyn Palmer, Ming Cho Lee, Thomas V. Nash, Paul Kolnik, Victor Masayesva, Jr., and Robert Wilson.

Rare Interviews in CREATE! include: Carol Burnett, Phylicia Rashad, Alec Baldwin, Chaka Khan, Ellen Burstyn, Christopher Plummer, Elie Wiesel, Kelsey Grammer, Edward Albee, Sir Derek Walcott, Ben Vereen, Paul Tazewell, Eugenia Zuckerman, Bill T. Jones, Luise Rainer, Harold Prince, F. Murray Abraham, Brian Cox, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Chita Rivera, Dick Cavett, Alonzo King, Joel Grey, Katherine Dunham, Judith Malina, Bill Pullman, Charles Strouse, Barry Lubin, Lee Grant, Mary Alice, Lucie Arnaz, Carol Channing, Jerry Orbach, Marvin Hamlisch, Tony Randall, Eve Ensler, Len Cariou, Tina Chen, Al Hirschfeld, Selma Alisaphic, Tommy Tune, Graciele Daniele, Budd Schulberg, Kate Valk, Nicole Ansari, Phoebe Brand, Andre De Shields, Olympia Dukakis, Robert LePage, Jack Garfein, Robert Wilson, Jeanine Tesori, Julie Harris, Sheldon Harnick, Randall Duk Kim, Ben Gazzara, Marian Seldes, Stephen Henderson, Lee Grant, Arthur Laurents, Jacques d’Amboise, Andrei Serban, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Anne Bogart, Elizabeth Ashley, Melvin van Peebles, Stephanie Chase, Rue McClanahan, David Shiner, Patricia Neal, Kim Hunter, Stephen Lang, Roy Scheider, Jan Maxwell, Ellen Stewart, Michael Kahn, Lloyd Richards, Anna Halprin, Meredith Monk, Tadashi Suzuki, Patch Adams, John Patrick Shanley, Carolyn Palmer, Pilar Rioja, Elise Thoron, Spalding Gray, Laurence Luckinbill, Shirley Knight, Ping Chong, Jack Klugman, Dragan Jovičić, Eli Wallach, Sabera Shaik, Christopher Durang, Tina Howe, Emily Mann, Fritz Weaver, Angelica Page, Sylvia Sidney, Martha Carpenter, Arthur Kopit, Andre Gregory, Gretchen Cryer, Lori Belilove, John Guare, Parish Kohanim, Ming Cho Lee, Leon Bates, Julie Budd, Tara Sabharwal, Jean-Claude van Itallie, Tim Stevenson, Alvin Colt, Travis Wammack, Lori Belilove, Pearl Lang, Gregg Goldston, Victor Masayesva, Jr., Rob Mermin, Ervin Drake, Joseph Chaikin, Mark Rydell, Craig Marin, Eugenio Barba, Tisa Chang, Woodie King, Jr., Dijana Milošević, Diane Paulus, Michel Pressman, Nancy Rhodes, Sabra Jones, Robert Brustein, Henry Muttoo, Charlie Soap, Tina Ramirez, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, Steve Ross Jim Seales, Eve Wolf, Karen Drucker, Nilo Cruz, Horton Foote, Odile Gakire Katese, Maria Irene Fornes, Peter Stone, Vijay Tendulkar, William Yellow Robe, Jr., Vinicio Quezada

340 Pages
$42.00 Paperback; $19.99 Kindle; plus special edition hardcover
Publication Date: Late May, 2017

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY:  contact WYATT/MACKENZIE PUBLISHING at: info@wymacpublishing.com

For more information or to set-up Interviews, contact the author:
Ronald Rand at 917-622-5365, mrronaldrand@gmail.com

UPCOMING BOOK EVENT/SIGNING/PANEL DISCUSSION with the Author and Artists from CREATE! at THE DRAMA BOOK SHOP  250 West 40th Street, New York City (between 7th and 8th Avenues, closer to 8th Ave. 
JUNE 9th, FRIDAY 5-7pm 
For information: visit: www.dramabookshop.com - Events in June

MORE UPCOMING BOOK EVENTS to be held across New York City, America, and the world.


by Ronald Rand with photos by Luigi Scorcia

foreword by J. Michael Miller

"All through this masterful book, one question is often poised: Why should an actor study the craft of acting? The probing interviews not only answer the questions posed, but carefully lead the actors into answers that will help their careers grow. A valuable, insightful book that every actor should read." – Eli Wallach

“I would recommend Mr. Rand’s book to anyone seeking a life in the theatre.” – Harold Prince

“Too often the work of these teachers goes unacknowledged, except by the actors who need and love them. Here, it is great to see these teachers get the attention they deserve.” – Joanne Woodward

"As a sometime acting teacher,  I have become acquainted with the difficulties this work presents. The book is enlightening, entertaining and important. Who better to present it than Ronald Rand, one of the great, dedicated professionals of the theatre." – Alec Baldwin

Interviews with: Gregory Abels, Gary Austin, Harold Baldridge, Bud Beyer,
Anne Bogart, Ron Burrus, Ivana Chubbuck, Susan Grace Cohen, André De Shields, Olympia Dukakis, William Esper, Zelda Fichandler, Maggie Flanigan, Gerald Freedman, Julie Garfield, Kathryn Gately, Stephen McKinley-Henderson, Michael Howard, Anne Jackson, Zina Jasper, Michael Kahn, Milton Katselas, Ed Kovens, Barbara Mackenzie-Wood, Theodore Mann, Joanna Merlin, Robert X Modica, Eric Morris, George Morrison, Larry Moss, Elizabeth Parrish, Robert Patterson, Austin Pendleton, Carol Fox Prescott, Lloyd Richards, Joanna Rotté, Larry Sacharow, Terry Schreiber, Marian Seldes, Mel Shapiro, Sande Shurin, Melissa Smith, Robin Lynn Smith, Alice Spivak, Arthur Storch, John Strasberg, Penny Templeton, Ron van Lieu, Wendy Ward, and Loyd Williamson.

Rare interviews with: Sidney Poitier, Gene Hackman, James Gandolfini, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, Billy Crudup, Steve Buscemi, John Tuturro, Doris Roberts, Boyd Gaines, Lillias White, Betsy Aiden, Patti LuPone, JoBeth Williams, Kristin Davis, Pamela Gien, Libby Skala, Eriq LaSalle, Salome Jens, Karen Allen, Laura San Giacomo, Sarah Wynter, Molly Regan, Chris Chin, Alexandra Gersten- Vassilaros, Jill Melanie Wirth, Stephanie DiMaggio, Bethany Butler, Megan Hilty, Dawn Arnold, Kate Wisniewski, James Dale, Saxon Trainor, Joan Hotchkiss, Saheem Ali, Adam Dannheiser, Christopher Roberts, Jay Russell, Sam Rockwell, Michal Sinnot, Jickie Schnee, Clayton Dean Smith, Amos Crawley, Jill Bianchini, Robbie Sublett, Kate Vandever, & William Hurt.

$19.95, Paperback, ISBN 1-58115-473-9; 978-1-58115-473-3
ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY:  visit www.RandomHouse.com

ACTING TEACHERS OF AMERICA can be found at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Drama Book Shop in New York City, or contact author.
For more information or to set-up Interviews: contact the author:
Ronald Rand at mrronaldrand@gmail.com, 917-622-5365




Borders, New York City (with Andre De Shields, Gerry Freedman,Marian Seldes, Ronald Rand, Luigi Scorcia)

Borders, Hollywood, California (with Salone Jens, Gary Austin, Ronald Rand, Luigi Scorcia)

The Drama Book Shop, New York City (with Gregory Abels, Bud Beyer, Susan Grace Cohen, Ed Kovens, Andre De Shields*, Arthur Storch, John Strasberg, Penny Templeton, Loyd Williamson, Ronald Rand)

New York Public Library (Stephen McKinley Henderson, Theodore Mann, Carol Fox Prescott, Sande Shurin, Penny Templeton, Ronald Rand, Luigi Scorcia)

Samuel French Book Store, Hollywood, California (Gary Austin, Ronald Rand, Luigi Scorcia)

CUNY(City University of New York), New York City (with Lee Grant, Kristin Linklater, Gregory Abels, Harold Baldridge, Bud Beyer, Ron Burrus, Susan Grace Cohen, Olympia Dukakis, William Esper, Maggie Flanigan, Julie Garfield, Kathryn Gately, Barbara MacKenzie Wood, Robert X. Modica, Eric Morris, Elizabeth Parrish, Carol Fox Prescott, Joanna Rotté, Marian Seldes, Sande Shurin, Alice Spivak, Arthur Storch, John Strasberg, Penny Templeton, Loyd Williamson, Ronald Rand)

Borders, Louisville, Kentucky (with Rinda Frye, Dru Pilmer, Juergen K. Tossman, Ronald Rand)



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