Friday, December 3, 2010

Writer's Block: William Killian

Posted By on Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Local actor and author William Killian's new book All the Faces I Have Been: An Actor's Notebook has been published by Imago Press (146 pages, $11). In addition to being an author and actor, Killian has another identity as "The Free Throw Doc." He works with teens around Tucson to improve their free-throwing ability in basketball. He also has a DVD out called Nail It that details his nine-step process toward improving your free throwing skills. It can be purchased online at the Free Throw Doc website.

Book summary (from publisher):

One definition of acting is "living on stage." All the Faces I Have Been is an actor's notebook, notes in the form of poems written from the perspective of characters the author has played on and off set, backstage, and in the audience. In his living and acting, Killian does not distinguish between art and life - a painful blessing, indeed. In his writing, he has aimed at poetic truth, not historical accuracy. He chooses not to identify the characters, nor has he labeled most of the events that serve as background to the poems. But please don't miss the cast party. It will be held in your home as you entertain the characters you have played.

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