“I cannot think of a better book for aspiring and working actors, craftspeople, artists, and managers.” ― Ken Thompson, Artistic Director, Denver Center Theatre Company, Past President TCG Board of Directors “It's time for a new look at the complexity and richness of America's growing theatrical landscapre and Jim Volz is just the person to provide that overview.” ― Lesley Schisgall Currier, Managing Director, Marin Shakespeare Company Jim Volz has produced over 100 professional productions and published more than 100 articles and seven books. He was a longtime theatre critic/columnist for Back Stage magazine and is the Editor of the Shakespeare publication, quarto , and a Professor at California State University, Fullerton. He is a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and former Managing Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.