Zen Acting's starting point is the ancient Zen poem, Riding the Ox Home by Kaku-an Shi'en (1100-1200) a Zen master of the Sung Dynasty. The poem is a metaphor for enlightenment. It is used here as a way of discussing enlightened acting. The book looks at famous Zen expressions through the lens of the theatre artist.
A.F. Winter has been acting, directing, and teaching for over 30 years. He created a theatre company that worked with at-risk youth giving them positive alternatives for the choices they make in their lives. He has written over three dozen plays and has won the South Carolina Playwright's Festival. His work has been seen up and down the East Coast and Europe. He has written two novels. This is his second textbook.