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    Trunk Show

    Actors looking to transplant themselves to Los Angeles have no doubt heard this all-too-familiar refrain: Traffic is a nightmare.

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    Staying Fresh and Alive With Theater for One

    Ana Margineanu, director of the recent “Hotel Project,” discusses the ways in which performers and spectators feed and replenish one another.

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    Booking Ratios

    How many postal carriers have had their discs herniated by the sheer weight of all the actor submissions they deliver?

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    This Fall’s 11 Can’t-Miss Chicago Theater Events

    From world premiere musicals “October Sky” and “The Black White Love Play” to new spins on classics like “The Tempest” and “Treasure Island,” Chicagoans are in for a treat this season.

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    How Do Actors Teach You About Their Character?

    Every actor I work with shows me something about the character, and often the play, that I did not see initially. Andréa Burns, who played Daniela in "In the Heights," is a perfect example.

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    Michiko Sasaki

    Dedication, fearlessness, and the ability to be in the moment helped Michiko Sasaki land the role of Sachiko in "Nightshift," a feature-length musical comedy to be shot in Cologne, Germany, this summer.

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    Marlo Thomas' Favorite Performance

    Uta Hagen went underneath the skin of Martha in the original production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

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    Isabelle Zufferey Boulton...Got the Part

    After graduating from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting's two-year conservatory program in June, the nonunion actor spent every morning on BackStage.com searching the latest casting calls.

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    Jamie Harris on Richard Harris in 'This Sporting Life'

    My father's turn in "This Sporting Life" was a fantastic performance. He was an animal. He was a brooding man. The '60s really had that brooding, strong man.

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    Don't Be a $tarving Arti$t

    Once my clients begin generating substantial income, I have another job as well: advising them on how to protect their assets and avoid pitfalls that may deplete their wealth.