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    Life as a Character Actor

    People ask, "Why do you like doing so many different characters?" I always answer, "Why wouldn't you?" That's why you got into acting in the first place.

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    Mini Red Satan

    Welcome to the dark nether world of comedy where ita?"s better to laugh alone in Hell, than laugh with the masses at a Disney movie

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    Who Has Taught You the Most About Acting?

    "Movies and television were my first teachers and taught me the most. There's a combination of all the great actors that I watched in movies and on television while growing up."

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    Regional Theater Roundelay

    It's 2010 and the theater gods have blessed you with your first out-of-town gig at a regional theater operating under Actors' Equity Association's League of Resident Theatres (LORT) contract.

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    Top Casting Directors for Films of 2007

    In selecting the Top Casting Directors for the Films of 2007, Ross Reports took into account both critically-acclaimed and popular films. We considered casts, genres, and challenges that each film presented.

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    Creating a Community

    Amy Stoller, a 'dialect designer,' discusses finding the sound of an Irish village for the Off-Broadway hit 'Wife to James Whelan.'

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    Louie Olivos, Jr.

    Just two years ago, Louie Olivos, Jr. rubbed elbows with Cate Blanchett, Robin Williams, Mark Ruffalo, and Quentin Tarantino when he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award -- and it only took him 35 years to get there.

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    Buh-Bye, 2010

    When shut off from all sensory input, your brain will reshuffle events into a new order, grouping together moments that share a common quality. This is a good thing because it gives you the opportunity to examine how you spent your time over the last 12 months.

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    Patricia Raven

    As this kid actor's résumé grew, she made the sort of transition that's tough even for adult actors: Patricia began to tackle (with adult supervision) the acting scene in New York, one audition at a time.

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    Shuffling off This Mortal Coil

    Despite the popular belief, dying isn't easy--especially on stage.