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    Barbara Rosenblat

    Playing the immigrant who became prime minister of Israel, Barbara Rosenblat performed William Gibson's one-woman play at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton, N.Y.

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    Irene Park

    After working for four years in New York for "corporate America," Irene Park decided to return to Los Angeles and pursue her true love.

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    Are You Terrified of Tax Season?

    On Tuesday, Feb. 17, Backstage University is partnering with tax accountant, lawyer, and actor Sandra Karas to bring you a special tax season webinar!

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    Veraalba Santa...Got the Part

    After submitting herself for the role of Arianna, a dancer whose relationship is swiftly deteriorating due to her partner's alcoholism, Santa received a specific directive for her audition.

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    Art vs. Commerce, Critical of Critics

    "I've gotten my first bad review. It stung a little, but the pain has subsided now because I know that I am a good actress, and my director, my fellow actors, and the audience were happy."

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    What Acting Teacher Inspired You?

    Sande Shurin—who wasn't my first teacher but was the first teacher who made me deal with me—stopped me in my tracks. I learned how to become present in a way I had never experienced.

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    Virtual Auditions: Future or Fad?

    More casting directors are using video submissions, but the real deal still matters most.

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    Why a Good Headshot Is Important for Commercial Actors

    A good headshot is crucial to your success as a commercial actor. It’s important to get new headshots every few years, or sooner if you change your hair or appearance.

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    Getting an Extension

    There continues to be the perception that getting an extension allows you to put off both filing your tax return and paying your taxes until the extension deadline of Oct. 15. It's not so.

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    Acting Nuts

    Often when I venture upon this acting avenue with thespians—viewing what acting skills they have to show—the first presentation foray is just that: presentation.