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“Above all, you must remain open and fresh and alive to any new idea.”
- Laurence Olivier

“In everything, without doubt, truth has the advantage over imitation.”
- Cicero

“Life is meaningless without art.” 
- Karen Finley

“The body does not have memory.  It is memory.” 
- Jerzy Grotowski

Letters to the Editor

Hi Ronald,
What you do and have done is truly amazing.
With admiration,
Tina Chen


Dear Ron, 

I am glad for the good news about your work and travels. And also because about my text published in THE SOUL OF THE AMERICAN ACTOR whose distribution is really astonishing. My compliments.

With my wishes of good work and much luck,
friendly greetings
Eugenio Barba


Dear Mr. Rand,

I am delighted to be sharing the pages with all these amazing artists doing incredible work. Thank you so much for giving me that gift. I look forward to sharing the website with friends and colleagues. I wish you safe travels as you share your expertise with artists around the world.

Deborah Asiimwe
Specialist-Sundance Institute East Africa


Dear Mr. Rand,

Your Newspaper is so incredible important for all of us! It's marvelous!

Ruby Dee


Dear Ron,

 Your work has touched and changed the lives of thousands of students, all over the world through your play, LET IT BE ART! Harold Clurman’s Life of Passion and through your inspiring teaching.  Mirror Repertory Company, my company was proud to produce your show in New York, to rave reviews.

You’ve also made a deep contribution in this country through your newspaper, "The Soul of the American Actor," making it possible to have a respected art theatre newspaper in this country, which shares very important ideas that should matter for all of us.  Professionals throughout the theatre community in New York look forward to each issue for its stimulating interviews and commentary.

With deep gratitude,

Sabra Jones, Artistic Director, Mirror Repertory Company


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"It is a law of life that man cannot live for himself alone. Extreme individualism is insanity. The world's problems are also our personal problems. Health is achieved through maintaining our personal truth in a balanced relation of love to the rest of the world. No expression is more emblematic of this relation than the creative act which we call art. No art by its very constitution typifies the social nature of that creative act more than the theatre. The theatre, to be fully understood and appreciated, must be seen as a manifestation of this process of interchange between society and the individual. It must be judged as a continuous development of groups of individuals within society, a development which becomes richer, acquires greater force and value as it grows with the society in which it originates. Only in this way can the theatre nourish us.  - Harold Clurman

The Soul of the American Actor Newspaper