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Marsh Cassady
Marsh Cassady
Marsh Cassady is the author of more than fifty books including novels, true crime, biography, collections of plays, short stories and haiku, and books on theatre and storytelling. His plays have been widely performed in the United States (including Off-Broadway) and in Mexico. A former actor/director and university professor, he has a Ph.D. in theatre, is a member of Actors Equity Association and the Dramatists Guild, and has worked with more than a hundred productions. In addition, Cassady has taught various creative writing courses at UCSD and elsewhere. A former small press publisher, he also has been editor of three magazines. Since the early 1980s he has conducted all-genre writing workshops in San Diego and in Playas de Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico, where he has lived since 1997. While teaching at Montclair State in the 70s, he started a playwriting program that included classes, workshops, and individual projects. He has won regional and national awards in the U.S. in playwriting, fiction, nonfiction, and haiku. Cassady writes editorials, a column and occasional articles for The Baja Times, and his digital art and ceramic sculptures are exhibited in several galleries. He continues to write books in various genres.
Works by Marsh Cassady on dominionpub.com:
ACTING GAMES
A four-section book of acting games and improvisations to assist students in developing their creative abilities. Section one includes games for relaxing and focusing. Section two helps students discover new ways of seeing themselves, others and the world around them. The third section demonstrates the usage of space to build scenes... read more
CHARACTERS IN ACTION
Playwriting the easy way!

The twelve chapters of this drama book provide a complete survey of every step in playwriting, from the germination of an idea to its complete development into a theatrical production. Covered are the basics of writing for theatre, creating characters in conflict, plots and subplots, structure... read more
FUNNY BUSINESS
An introduction to comedy with non-royalty plays and sketches. For big laughs, comedy relies on exaggeration, incongruity, automatism, character inconsistency, surprise and derision. Now a book that defines and demonstrates each of these devices with twenty-two short sketches and one-act plays. This unique overview of high and low... read more
INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF THEATRE
This is a readable, workable text that deals with everything about theatre and the artists who make theatre possible. Styles of drama, staging, production, directing and acting, along with all backstage functions are defined in detail. Theatre history and the business of theatre are covered fully for the use of both students and... read more
INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF THEATRE TEACHER'S GUIDE
A readable, workable theatre text that deals with everything about theatre and the artists who make theatre possible. Styles of drama, staging, production, directing, and acting, along with all backstage functions, are defined in detail. Theatre history and the business of theatre are covered fully for the use of both students and... read more
SPONTANEOUS PERFORMANCE
Over 300 improv exercises and theatre games to develop creative abilities and acting skills. Improvisational theatre involves students immediately without having to audition or learn lines and blocking. Instead they learn to watch, listen, and think on their feet. Improv is also a good way to develop confidence, to build characters, and... read more
THEATRE AND YOU
An introduction to all aspects of theatre. Every element of theatre, from history to production, is covered in this comprehensive text. Topics addressed include tragedy, comedy, and other forms of theatre, writing a play, casting, auditions and rehearsals, blocking, scenery and lighting, costumes and makeup, improvisation,... read more

 
 
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