One definition of acting is "living on stage." All the Faces I Have Been is an actor's notebook, notes in the form of poems written from the perspective of characters the author has played on and off set, backstage, and in the audience. In his living and acting, Killian does not distinguish between art and life - a painful blessing, indeed. In his writing, he has aimed at poetic truth, not historical accuracy. He chooses not to identify the characters, nor has he labeled most of the events that serve as background to the poems. But please don't miss the cast party. It will be held in your home as you entertain the characters you have played.