The Resilient Actor

Debra Wanger

Acting can be a crazy profession, full of uncertainty, insecurity, and unpredictability. While there are many books about technique, little has been written about how to pursue the dream without compromising your health and sanity. Pulling from her decades of experience as an actor, talent manager, and lifestyle coach, Debra Wanger fills this void with a must-read survival guide for the acting professional.

Debra offers a positive, practical, playful, holistic approach to the art and business of acting that marries mind, body, spirit, and craft. In this essential handbook, which serves as a personal coach in a book, she covers all the bases–from exercise and nutrition to time management and setting goals to staying motivated from audition through performance. Her valuable, tried-and-true insights, gained from client successes, will enable the performing artist to balance and bolster a challenging creative career with a healthy, productive personal life.

At last there’s a clear path through the madness. The Resilient Actor will lead you to the top of your game, increase your professional staying power, and help you achieve equilibrium in all aspects of your life.

Press & Praise

Kristi Holden, Christine in the Las Vegas and World Tour productions of The Phantom of the Opera

"Debra Wanger is a star performer with integrity, inner strength and grace. Her spirit is full of joy and she's one to always cheer you on to reach your full potential."

Robert J. Townsend, Mamma Mia!, Broadway, National Tour; Mamma Mia! and Jersey Boys National Tours

"Life is a balancing act... between maintaining a performing career, being a dad, and being a teacher, it's easy to let your own health and productivity fall to the side. Debra gives great advice to keep all the working parts running smoothly in a smart, funny, and engaging way!"

Jill Townsend, Artistic Director San Diego Musical Theatre

"As a mom and artistic director I know how hard it is to stay sane and healthy. Debra Wanger crams thousands of dollars' worth of innovative coaching advice into one book."

Debra Wanger

Actor, singer, and certified wellness coach Debra Wanger has performed in theaters and cabarets from Boston to Los Angeles. While working at Creative Artists Agency, she helped guide the careers of many top names, including Halle Berry and Antonio Banderas. Debra lives in San Diego with her children and black lab. Her album, Driving My Own Heart, is available on Amazon and iTunes.

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