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    Summer Training Listings

    A detailed breakdown for actors of national listings for summer training.

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    Forbidden Question, Meeting Challenges

    "I usually book roles five years younger than I am. I would honestly prefer not to disclose my age, as I believe it alters their perception of me for the role."

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    Stuck in the In-Between

    Actors spend the majority of their time preparing for the moment when they can perform or auditioning for those who can grant them that moment.

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    Summer Shakespeare in the City

    Al Pacino will play Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice" in a production directed by Daniel Sullivan that will run at Central Park's Delacorte Theater alongside "The Winter's Tale."

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    Time for a Change

    It's a given that your shots are going to look like you, so any obvious change in physical appearance will require a new headshot.

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    Don't Cheat Yourself or the IRS

    Every year, we are confronted by actors who either didn't know about or simply disregarded the advice to keep their receipts and records.

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    Best Acting Advice?

    "We have to allow ourselves to let go and be vulnerable and allow people to question our sanity. Then the audience will forget they're watching a performance and feel guilty about intruding in our personal lives."

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    Savvy Studio Singing

    The record producer is often compared to the film director: It is their job to mold and shape a work of art.

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    Corinne Proctor

    Being a nonunion actor can feel limiting, which is why Corinne Proctor was very excited to see a casting notice on BackStage.com for the San Francisco Playhouse.

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    Exiles in Hollywood

    As a 20-year veteran of the business of casting I see my methods of getting there go through change every single day.