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    Keeping a Long-Running Show Fresh

    If a regular rehearsal doesn't work, then I have the actors do an improv but don't allow them to use any of the show's lines. As a result, they remember the show's purpose.

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    Intaxication

    Obviously, all taxpayers are looking for a refund, and all too frequently they are willing to be creative to get one. Here are some cautionary tales from years of experience.

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    Is It Time for a Tablet?

    Whenever some shiny new tech gadget gets released, I involuntarily covet it.  But do I really need it? Are they worth the money? Can you deduct the expense? At least part of it, for sure.

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    Tony Gracia... Got the Part

    Persistence, determination, and resourcefulness paid off for Tony Gracia with a leading role. He plays the zombie hunter in the independent film "Scream, Zombie, Scream."

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    Readers React to Nicholas Roses Case

    On April 5, the L.A.City Attorney charged manager Nicholas Roses with seven criminal counts of violating California's Krekorian Talent Scam Prevention Act. Here are some reader comments.

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    New York Acting Schools and Coaches (Spring 2011)

    The following is a list of New York–area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically.

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    Jerks Don't Work, Part 2

    Last week, I discussed the professional perils of being a jerk. Today, I'll talk about exceptions to the rule and some ways to cultivate nonjerkiness.

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    Don't Be Late

    Although we do everything we can to encourage our clients to file their tax returns as early as possible, more than half our business comes in during these last few weeks of tax season.

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    Getting Carded

    How do you get into the unions? The requirements are easy to understand, but the bigger issue for many actors may be deciding when the time is right to get your union card.

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    When to Say No to Work...

    Say no to work? Acting work is scarce enough as it is—so scarce that getting a job can seem a minor miracle. So why would any actor decline an offer of employment?