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    Fostering Florence

    "I love exploring exactly what the playwright wrote and why he wrote it just that way—with the words in this particular order, with that progression of thought." —Brent Schindele

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    Jessica Blair

    When Jessica Blair saw the casting notice forCrimes of the Heartat the Santa Monica Playhouse, she knew the role of Lenny should be hers. Though Blair didn't physically fit what they had in mind, those casting the role were quickly convinced.

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    Fears and Nerves

    "I have no reel. I have done three indies, four plays, and three local/Web commercials. I have some training. Should I even have the nerve to send headshots and résumés to agents?"

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    No Excuses That You Know

    There are times when an excuse might get you out of a sticky situation. However, in the audition room, 'fessing up to mistakes might be your best bet. Here are some such blunders and ideas on how to handle them.

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    All Prep and No Play, Lost in America

    "As a 39-year-old aspiring actress, I'm eager to hear your advice for late bloomers. I believe that my diverse experiences will enrich my acting. What else can you recommend?"

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    The Art of the Ask

    Having conversations and building relationships with people who are established in this industry can significantly accelerate the development of your career.

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    Facing the Fear

    We have been exploring aspects of personal finance that have to do with savings, growth, and the future. However, this week's subject, debt reduction, is by far the most important regarding any financial plan that you will create for yourself.

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    AmEx Funds Audience Development

    The Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. has received a $125,000 two-year grant from American Express, while the Pennsylvania Ballet in Philadelphia garnered a whopping $150,000 two-year grant, also from American Express.

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    Zack Gold

    As soon as he was called in to read for the role of Simey in John B. Keane's The Year of the Hiker last fall at Theatre Banshee in Burbank, Calif., a part he'd submitted for after seeing the casting notice on BackStage.com, Zack Gold got right ...

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    Rotten Request, Dumping a CD

    "Hello, I saw your profile on backstage and i will like to know if you are available for a Job from my company because after various screening your profile was chosen ."