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    Favorite Memory of Acting in N.Y.?

    "It was opening night of the Aegean Theatre Company's production of 'Reckless' by Craig Lucas."

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    Down the Garden Sociopath

    I love character studies, the psychological profiling, piecing together what makes someone tick.

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    How to Approach Script Analysis?

    I think that as actors, it's a relief to know that the answers to how we should approach the text are in the text.

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    Submissions vs. Referrals

    There are people in this world who like to chase an inside straight. These are the same people who bet on horses that are 60-to-1. They call themselves risk takers. I call them broke.

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    New Way to Deal with Credit Card Debt

    As the recession continues and companies cut costs, the consequences for actors are acutely felt: fewer productions, fewer auditions, and fewer bucks coming in.

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    Newcomer Conundrum, Curse Clarification

    I've heard a lot lately that casting directors are only looking at those with credits right now. What should I do?

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    Derek Lui

    It takes a brave person to leave his homeland, family, and successful career behind to pursue his dreams of stardom in Los Angeles. In 2007, Derek Lui was in Hong Kong, hosting lifestyle TV programs and movie premieres for such blockbusters as Transformers.

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    How Do You Deal with Rejection?

    "When I audition for something that I really want so badly and don't get it, I remind myself that this is show 'business', and rejection is part of it."

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    The Power Behind the Mike

    "Years ago, men had to have big, beautiful, commanding voices and women had to have soft, whispering, dulcet tones," says voiceover agent Peter Varano of AVO Talent.

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    Putting Your Voice to the Test

    It's probably accurate to say that I have "decided" to make a voiceover demo at least six times in the past ten years.