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    Me and Back Stage

    I started thinking about writing my own column. It would be brutally honest, the real deal from a working agent. But how could I possibly sign my name to something like that? I didn't want to hurt my career.

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    Blurring the Line Between Onstage and Off

    Burned out after a decade waiting tables, and thinking my playwriting career had peaked, I was finally determined to get a "real" job. Then I checked my voice mail.

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    Jeff Asbell

    Jeff Asbell calls himself a novice performer, but in reality he had been practicing improv for decades before being cast as a member in aNew York City improv troupe.

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    Plan for Your Taxes Now

    If you just put a little thought into preparing for tax season now, you may be able to take steps that will put some extra money in your pocket next year.

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    John Palumbo

    For his latest role, SAG actor John Palumbo didn't really have to prepare to get into character; he just had to play a part that he says he felt like he already knew inside and out.

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    A Halloween Tale

    It was a bright and joyful Monday morning when the headshots first came to life...

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    Compassion: What's in It for Me?

    If you're reading this, there's a good chance your career isn't exactly where you want it to be. What if I told you I had a surefire way for you to get the most extraordinary career possible?

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    Iris Karina...Got the Part

    A notice for a project described as "a feast for the senses from the 19th century in a 20-minute film about the pros of cooking with cannabis" caught Iris Karina's eye online.

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    Stage Door Solicitation, Workshop Confirmation

    Is standing outside a stage door to meet someone and promote yourself shady and/or pushy? I feel this is not a good career move, but the photographer feels differently.

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    Bloody Good Show

    Why do stage actors like to work with blood? Seán G. Griffin, who played Donny in the satirical bloodbath "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, says blood helps drive a scene.