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    How Old Is Too Old?

    Playwright-actor Vanessa Claire Stewart discusses “making it” by a certain age.

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    Adios, Amigo

    Every agency I know evaluates its list at least twice a year to see who can stay and who should go. These aren't fun meetings, but they're absolutely necessary.

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    Aisling Quinn

    In April, Aisling Quinn saw a casting notice in Back Stage for a staged reading of "The Day the Music Died," a musical based on Don McLean's song "American Pie."

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    Scar Scare, Card Concern, Director Distress

    I don't go to many auditions is because I had an accident when I was little. I'm self-conscious about these scars, and I'm really scared I'll be rejected for jobs because of them.

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    Cool Gadgets to Help Your Career

    When it comes to technology for actors, it's not just which gadgets we use, it's how we use them.

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    Working the Social Network

    Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have given actors new ways to connect with possible employers and representatives, but there's a downside to these easy online interactions.

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    Being Real

    All casting directors talk about the importance of a headshot looking like the actor, but this is essential for actors interested in appearing in independent films.

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    It's Showtime

    I can hear the assistant director intone into the walkie-talkie: "This is now a 'closed set.'" In movies, closed sets happen when nudity is involved. In this case, mine.

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    Learn How to Nail Your College Dance Audition!

    Dancewave, a nonprofit dedicated to developing strategies for learning and connecting dance in Brooklyn, will be hosting Dance Through College and Beyond 2015 on Oct. 18.

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    Creating Spectacle on a Cruise Ship

    Danny Teeson has directed and choreographed for Princess Cruises for eight years. He talks about why he loves the freedom his job gives him.