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    Type Me

    Actors are trained to be versatile artists, gifted with the chameleonlike ability to transform from role to role. The fear of being typecast is prevalent—often before it's a legitimate concern.

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    Jackie Schram... Got the Part!

    Jackie Schram moved to New York just last fall to pursue her acting career, but she's already planning to leave town. She's been cast in the nonunion national tour of "The 39 Steps."

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    Money Is No Objective

    Back Stage spoke with four performers at different stages of their careers to find out how they make it in New York City.

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    It's Gotten Nicer in New York

    New York commercial casting director Mary Egan-Callahan, of House Casting, originally thought she wanted to be an actor, until she landed a casting internship and fell in love with casting.

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    What Do You Wish You Had Known Before Moving to New York?

    "As my grandmother used to say, 'The early bird gets the worm.' I never thought that would serve any purpose in my life, until I moved to New York."

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    Finding the Right Dance Class

    Daily dance classes are a fundamental part of the life of any serious dancer and even for working professionals. Here's what to consider when deciding on New York classes.

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    Sound Advice

    When it comes to building a voiceover career in New York, it's important to find what you do well and stick with it. Two veterans share how they found their niches and made their voices heard.

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    Art vs. Commerce, Critical of Critics

    "I've gotten my first bad review. It stung a little, but the pain has subsided now because I know that I am a good actress, and my director, my fellow actors, and the audience were happy."

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    The Real Oscars

    The Oscars are less than three weeks away, but we just can't wait that long.  Secret Agent Man presents the Sammy Awards.

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    Watch Your Withholding

    Like most actors, I didn't like seeing so much of my income taken out of my paychecks for taxes. But you can't very well let the government keep as little as possible and then expect a big refund.