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    Chris Reese

    From a March notice in Back Stage, L.A. actor Chris Reese got cast as a 17-year-old piano player in writer-director Sharon Graine’s play “Truck Stop Café.”

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    How Do You Get Into the Mood to Act When You Just Don't Feel Like Acting?

    "I have days when I don't want to do the show, when I'm depressed, when I'm physically sick, and I just put it into the character."

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    Important to Like Your Client as a Person?

    There is no possible way I could represent actors I didn't care about deeply, from an artistic love of their craft to who they are as people. 

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    Jacqueline Paige...Got the Part

    "I look at this quite strategically," says Jacqueline Paige in reference to her increasingly well navigated (if not yet extensive) acting career. "I'm excited, but I do realize this is a business."

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    Jonathan Le Billon... Got the Part

    When actors dream of the roles they hope to get, they probably know deep down that they're also going to have to pay their dues, playing roles that bore them to tears.

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    Whom to Recommend Plastic Surgery For?

    "I have no problem with plastic surgery—you can have remarkable results. But if you are under 24, turn the page. I think you are too young." -- Lynda Bensky

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    An Actor's Most Guarded Secret

    Actors often get round-a-bout questions in auditions by the hiring personnel who hold an interest for discovering an artist's age.

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    Facing Your Audition

    The most common cosmetic mistake women make when going to an audition is putting on far too much makeup, says Emmy-nominated makeup artist Debbie Zoller.

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    Waiting and Waiting and…

    Waiting is a basic component of this business, and that applies to all of us, including yours truly. But it would be a major mistake if you didn't offset all that waiting with a little forward.

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    A Halloween Tale

    They belong to agents and managers and casting directors. These people used to be my friends. Now they're holding torches, chanting my name like it's a dirty word.