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    Why You Should Write Your Next Project

    Actor and Backstage Expert Douglas Taurel wants you to write your next challenging role; he did it with his "The American Soldier," and he knows how powerful the experience can be!

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    How B'way Shows Get Cast

    Casting director Benton Whitley explains how the process of casting theater begins and concludes—from the CDs' research to whittling down the options for the creative team.

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    Fall 2016 Checklist: Child Actors

    Backstage Expert Denise Simon breaks down eight things that every parent of young performers should take care of before summer comes to a close and the busy school year starts up again!

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    6 New Cruise Ships Now Hiring

    New ships from Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Holland America are all now offering actors additional chances at booking work.

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    4 Tips on How to Book the Job

    We break down four bits of industry insight and advice from acting coach and Backstage Expert Anthony Meindl’s book, “Book the F##king Job!”

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    Why Successful Actors Have to Have Faith

    Backstage Expert and on-camera coach Jamison Haase explains the second step to building confidence—ya gotta have faith.

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    21 Twitter Mistakes Actors Have to Stop Making

    Backstage Expert and Actors Marketing Classroom creator Heidi Dean is tired of seeing actors making these common 21 Twitter mistakes.

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    How to Approach a Cruise Line Audition

    Casting director Benton Whitley has cast performers for the Royal Caribbean and Aida lines for years—so who better to offer the advice and directions that might get him to cast you next time around?

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    How to Land a Job With Universal Studios

    Auditions are coming up in Atlanta and New York City for Universal Studios Japan. Backstage has the inside scoop on how to audition for these coveted roles.

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    How to Wake Up Casting Directors

    Backstage Expert and L.A. on-camera acting teacher (and "Star Wars" fan) Ryan R. Williams offers three techniques to use on casting directors in the audition room to let the force be with you.