3/19/2012 Camille Mancuso Featured in Broadway World
Posted March 19th, 2012 by perryd
Here's a nice article on Camille and her book, Through the Eyes of Eak, courtesy of Broadway World:
Twelve year oldCamille Mancusohas already performed in over 70 North American cities in her young career, appearing in first national tours ofMary Poppins,Little House on the Prairie,White ChristmasandChitty Chitty Bang Bang. Lately though, she's been making a regular home of the New Amsterdam Theatre, where she's making her Broadway debut inMary Poppinsas Jane Banks.
But this triple-threat performer has a fourth threat up her sleeve. Camille has also recently published her first book; an engaging fantasy adventure titledThrough The Eyes of Eak.
"The book started out as a writing assignment while I was on tour," she explains. Her task was to write a creative story based on a randomly selected computer image.
"The picture I found was of a giant girl kneeling in the water cupping her hands, which is the beginning setting of the story."
Her 50-page story is a charming tale of a girl in California who has a strange and unexpected contact with a girl from a parallel mythical world. Together, they attempt to unite their two worlds before being captured by an evil king. It's an adventure story with strong female characters.
Camille's first plan was to enterEak in a Scholastic competition, but after discovering she was too young, she searched the Internet for another option and found KidPub, a company that encourages young authors.
Through The Eyes of Eakis already a best seller among herMary Poppinscast mates, so naturally Camille is thinking about a follow-up.
"I don't know when my next story will come, but I have an interesting idea for a creepy mystery story, so I'll just have to see how that goes!"