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    How Important Is Typing for an Actor? 

    When you know who you are and how other people see you, it transcends the nuts and bolts of acting technique and becomes about the true you.

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    Diva Development

    If you saw Donizetti's La Sonnambula at the Metropolitan Opera this season, you witnessed Carrie-Ann Matheson being hauled from the prompter's box during the fracas that ends the first act.

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    Gig List, Direct Marketing

    Could you give me examples of jobs for actors and singers in the theater business but not as a performer—a reader, teaching, voiceovers, extras, etc.—and the best ways of finding these jobs.

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    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

    I'm constantly meeting actors who spend every free moment they have seeking representation but never find any. They're regulars at casting workshops but never get called in. Why is that?

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    Unmasked

    Sure, it's not impossible that a "Freaks and Geeks" spinoff will land at your feet, but for most auditions, acne is not considered an asset.

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    Important to Like Your Client as a Person?

    There is no possible way I could represent actors I didn't care about deeply, from an artistic love of their craft to who they are as people. 

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    Act with Class, Please

    Professional etiquette is critical for actors. It’s an essential component of hirability. Actors who don’t comport themselves professionally may find themselves unhirable no matter how talented and well-trained they are.

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    2009 Los Angeles Acting Schools and Coaches

    The following individuals or companies in Los Angeles that specialize in one-on-one acting coaching.

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    2009 New York Acting Schools and Coaches

    Following is Back Stage's comprehensive list of New York acting schools and career counselors.

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    Liz Beckham

    Auditioning is hard enough without the presence of a major star in the room, but that's exactly what happened to Liz Beckham when she went in for 'Accomplice: Hollywood'.