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    College and University Programs in Theatre and Dance

    The following is a list of accredited, degree-granting acting programs at colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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    If It's Tuesday, This Must Be...?

    An actor friend asked me to recommend software to remind her of important dates. She felt overwhelmed trying to keep track of all the details of her life. Don't we all?

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    Zap, Bam, Pow

    "Action has to drive the story and articulate character, but what I really like about action is that it's a visceral medium," says Anthony De Longis. 

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    What Is Personalization?

    Every role, every creative situation, every professional job—whether on stage, in front of a camera, or at a microphone—is unique and requires you to use different tools from your actor's toolbox.

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    Can an Actor Infer from a CD's Thank You?

    I try to be kind and warm. I wouldn't quite say neutral, but I don't want to lead someone on. I try to give an honest assessment but at the same time be kind.

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    Cover Letters

    What do you have in your bag of marketing tricks? And how have these "tricks" served your pursuit? Unlike some insanely competitive actors I know, I like sharing my tricks, and I like learning new tricks.

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    Pilar Millhollen

    Equity actor Pilar Millhollen became yet another casualty of the economy a few months ago when her agent dropped her, along with several other clients.

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    EMC Plea, Pay Survey

    Being an Equity candidate, I'm used to waiting for an opening to audition. But as of late, I haven't seen any! It's almost as bad as being nonunion now!

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    Eric Kochmer

    When the notice for the film 'Dialogues' appeared in Back Stage, Eric Kochmer was immediately interested. 'Dialogues' is experimental film director Owen Land's narrative feature about his own experiences from the late 1960s to the early '80s.

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    Favorite Memory of Acting in Los Angeles?

    "I did an episode of Alias in which I played a mob guy from an indeterminate European country. In the scene, Jennifer Garner is sitting poolside at a hotel wearing a bikini and dives into the pool and swims around a bit.