Author: April Brucker
Whether you're interested in ventriloquism as an occupation, a hobby or just a pastime, "Don't Read My Lips!" is for everyone from novices to professionals. American actress, comedienne and reality television personality April Brucker reveals the secrets of a successful vent who has entertained on network television, off-Broadway and in Las Vegas. Her informative how-to guide includes chapters on the history of ventriloquism, easy steps to learn ventriloquism, staring out with your first figure, creating your figure's character and writing an entertaining routine. April shares her expertise on how to become a professional ventriloquist, getting booked on television and dealing with the unexpected. Plus, she reveals amusing anecdotes from her career that have served as valuable learning experiences. April's television credits include: "Entertainment Tonight," "Inside Edition," "The Layover," "My Strange Addiction," "The Today Show," "What Would You Do?" and numerous other domestic and international TV shows. For more than a decade, April performed in New York cabarets (Don't Tell Mama, The Duplex, The Metropolitan Room), comedy clubs (Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Standup New York) and off -Broadway shows, including "Murdered By The Mob," New York's longest running dinner theater production. In Las Vegas, she has performed at Notoriety Theater, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and as special guest star in the all-female revue "BurlesQ" at Alexis Park Resort. "The Wrap News - Covering Hollywood" described her as "sweet, adorable... with a hint of insanity." VegasNews.com called her "America's foremost female ventriloquist." Newsmax TV said she is "a fantastic entertainer." April earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting at New York University's Tisch School and was awarded a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing & Screenwriting from Antioch University Los Angeles.