The task of finding scene material for young actors that is within their experiential and emotional plane is a particular problem for the acting teacher. Barbara Marchant has created a valuable reference especially for teachers working with young actors. The material is based on issues that young people can relate to and which has enough content to make it worthwhile for them and the teacher to work on.
Barbara Marchant is associate head of BFA Acting at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She is also an actress herself, appearing on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in daytime television. She has also served as an acting coach for feature films and major theatre productions. She is the cofounder of the London Academy of Theater (Sponsored by Dame Judi Dench) and was named Rutgers 1997 Teacher of the Year.