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    Boutique Agencies for You to Know

    Boutiques agencies are smaller, specialized groups, servicing a specific group of actors for highly focused industry needs. Back Stage searched high and low for the 10 boutiques all actors should be aware of—and we ended up with 11 spectacular ones.

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    10 Directors You Should Know

    These artists are by no means newcomers to the scene, but they've carved such fascinating and unique niches in their fields and brought such interesting actors to their projects that Back Stage feels you should get to know them.

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    Click, No Drag

    Don't just take someone's word that a photographer is great. There are tons of headshots photographers who are great, but that doesn't mean they are right for you.

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    10 Ways to Advance Your Career

    Establishing yourself in this industry is no mean feat, but it's also far from impossible.  Here are our tips for proactive actors looking to take their careers to the next level.

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    Creating Character Through Dance

    In the latest of our informative videos, Back Stage talks with American Ballet Theatre's Principal Dancer David Hallberg about "Romeo and Juliet" and creating character through dance.

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    Letter from the Editor

    Back Stage's staff is always trying to come up with fresh editorial concepts and, above all, present helpful, actionable information for actors and other performing artists. With that in mind, we present our first-ever List Issue, which, as the title suggests, is all things lists.

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    Fees Please, Ad Mad

    The subject of whether actors ought to attend paid casting-director workshops remains a heated and highly controversial one. Not surprisingly, The Working Actor received a variety of responses to my recent column titled "Fees to Meet You" (June 11), in which I agreed with J.M. that in many cases ...

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    An Actor's Career-Destroying Screw-Up

    We all make mistakes. But I'm still surprised by the career-destroying screw-ups that some actors will willingly and without-thought-to-consequences make.

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    Karin De La Penha

    “First of all, she’s gorgeous, and she’s incredibly gifted,” says Shannon Denise Evans, who wrote and directed the series.

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    Have You Ever Choked During a Live Performance?

    "I played Pitti-Sing in "The Mikado."  As I was about to sing the second verse of 'The Executioner's Song,' I blanked. All I could remember was the third verse." -- Cami J. Kidder