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    Virtual Auditions

    There's something new afoot in the casting world: virtual auditions. What do you need? Just a video camera and Internet access.

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    Rocker on Broadway

    Reeve Carney talks about the vocal challenges of being Spider-Man in Julie Taymor's megamusical with music and lyrics by Bono and the Edge of U2.

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    'This Is Tyler'

    Like most actors who have spent years auditioning regularly, I never dwell on an audition, whether I'm happy with how I did or not. But this is the first time I have seen myself on TV with my family present.

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    Me, the Porn King, and Improv for Beginners

    I grew up fairly sheltered, in a pleasant little tree-lined Pennsylvania suburb.  I was a sweet, stereotypically diligent student. So I never actually imagined I'd be working with people in porn.

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    Ashley King... Got The Part!

    Ashley King didn't have to search far for inspiration to play middle-school teacher Ms. Peterson, an endearingly spacey earth mother whose classroom is full of bullies, problem children, and one devilish little girl.

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    Money and Moments

    "I spend a lot of time coming up with detailed pasts for the characters I play, but I don't really get how to use a moment before. Any tips for making this work?"

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    Collaborating Across Cultures

    South African choreographer Theo Ndindwa teams up with New York's Steps Repertory Ensemble.

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    Why Are You a Casting Director?

    "My whole reason for being, practically almost my mission in life, is to get the actor to the next level. They would make it there without me, but to be able to help push it through a little sooner."

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    The Commish

    Part of my job is knowing all the different ways an actor can get paid on a project, but most actors have no idea how I make a living.

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    No Bells and Whistles

    Marc Hirschfeld, who heads Marc Hirschfeld Casting, knew from an early age that he wanted to do something in the industry, without knowing precisely what it would be.