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    How to Give an Awards Acceptance Speech

    Admit it: You’ve fantasized about winning a top acting award. Here are some tips on that perfect acceptance speech—with help from Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and of course, Parker Posey.

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    How to Market Your VO Demo Reel

    So you have a voiceover demo reel—but have you done anything with it? Backstage Expert Kate McClanaghan explains what to do next to become a professional voiceover talent!

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    10 Tips for Running a Theater

    Julianne Boyd, artistic director at the Barrington Stage Company, talks why reading is fundamental to her job.

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    An Audition’s Most Important Moment

    Producer and casting director Marci Liroff explains why the first few seconds of an audition are the most critical to getting cast.

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    8 Steps to a Perfect Self-Tape Audition

    Artistic Director of A Class Act NY Jessica Rofé wants you to stop falling into these self-taped audition traps—and offers simple solutions to make your next submission look like a polished professional filmed it!

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    What Makes an Acting Class Good?

    Acting coach Anthony Meindl explains what a good acting class means for (and to) him.

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    Debunking 5 Myths About Social Media

    Think social media is a waste of time? That Twitter and Facebook and all the rest take up to much time? You're wrong, argues Heidi Dean—and here's why it can help your career!

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    How Child Actors Can Land an Agent

    Acting coach Denise Simon speaks to a slew of talent agents about what causes them to sign a young performer. Are you doing these five things to impress agents and casting directors?

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    How to Get Cast in Disney On Ice

    Disney On Ice production coordinator Judy Thomas let’s Backstage in on the secrets to landing the job of a lifetime.

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    1 Exercise to Beat Insecurity

    Movement coach and Backstage Expert Erika Shannon knows that insecurity is a beast—but she has one amazing, easy trick to help overcome your fears and maintain a positive attitude!