William Esperis a graduate of Western Reserve University and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York City. Bill trained as both actor and teacher under Sanford Meisner. Bill and Sandy worked closely together for 17 years, during which time Bill served as Associate Director of the Playhouses's Acting Department (1973-1976). Bill founded the William Esper Studio in 1965 and the Professional Actor Training Program at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts in 1977. These two schools are renowned for routinely contributing actors of the highest quality to the International stage and screen. Damon DiMarcoearned his M.A. from the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts under Bill Esper's tutelage. He has acted professionally on stage, screen, and TV and currently teaches acting and directing at Drew University. Damon's other books include,Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11; Out of Bounds(with Roy Simmons); andHeart of War: Soldiers' Voices from the Front Lines of Iraq.Esper, William is the author of 'The Actor's Art and Craft', published 2008 under ISBN 9780307279262 and ISBN 030727926X.