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    Lobby, No Heroes

    Although actor sabotage doesn't seem to be the norm, it happens, and it can be jarring. How can serious actors stay on their game while minimizing distractions around them?

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    Accents at Auditions: Use 'Em or Lose 'Em?

    A reader inquired: "Paul, how important is it to use an accent at auditions?" In several audition scenarios I can foresee the utilization or avoidance of an accent.

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    Location Management

    "I'm a recent college graduate planning to move to New York to pursue my acting career. I've visited a few times, but I can't figure out how to find an apartment. Should I just move to New Jersey and commute?"

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    Tough Calls

    So there's no doubt about it: Computers rock. But you know what? I still love my phone.

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    What Can a Manager Do for You in New York?

    In New York, talent can freelance with multiple agents, theoretically allowing for more casting opportunities. The manager's role in New York is very diverse.

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    Hitting the Back of the Balcony

    When the intimate drama "Next Fall" moved from a 99-seat Off-Broadway house to the 597-seat Helen Hayes Theatre, cast member Patrick Heusinger remembered two pieces of advice to help him with the transition.

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    The Business of Auditioning

    I've sort of become the Sherlock Holmes of reading résumés. My job as a casting director is to present the very best talent available for the project.

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    Finding Your Voice in NYC

    The voiceover landscape in New York is shifting beneath everyone's feet, but one thing remains constant: Getting work starts with getting an agent.

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    Making a Professional Dance Home in the City

    The key is to find a home base in New York, a place that will embrace your talents and support your work, so you don't feel like a stranger in a foreign land.

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    Moving Stories

    Whenever show folks address the subject of moving to New York, there's a tendency to emphasize the negatives, the challenges, the warnings. But there's another side to the story.