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    It's Indie Mail, Commission Impossible

    "Does it make sense to send my material to a director's agent or representative if I cannot find his or her company's address?"

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    Rescuing Voices

    Dave Stroud is a Los Angeles–based voice teacher who has been called to rescue many a tour or recording session.

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    Was Broadway Missing From the Tonys?

    Broadway was being pushed aside in this year's Tony Awards in favor of less-ratings-challenged forms of entertainment.

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    How Did You Choose Your Acting Teacher?

    "The teachers I learn the most from are the ones who challenge me and aren’t afraid to criticize my work, even when I think I’ve mastered it."

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    Get Nervous? Learn to Take Control

    Whether you get slight anxiety, or the deer-in-headlights, I'm-completely-paralyzed kind of fear, nerves of any sort can stifle your relaxation—which is essential for creativity and spontaneity.

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    How to Memorize: Don't Get Locked

    Most actors rush to have their lines down cold. It's the first thing they do. If you're one of these 'get these suckers down first' actors, you may be doing more harm than good.

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    Actor Angst: Getting Seen

    Just how do you get past the barbarian gatekeepers—re: casting personnel and/or agents—is often as frustrating as getting a NYC subway train that doesn't reek of urine.

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    Church of Muslin and Greasepaint

    Theater did not play an enormous role in my life until high school. Prior to that, searching for self-definition like any adolescent, I first sought clarity in religion.

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    The Interview

    I swore I would never wait tables again, but here I am—applying at one of L.A.'s finest Italian restaurants. I've come to terms with the fact that I need to make money. Instead of acting.

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    Den J. Economou

    Den J. Economou spent decades working in transportation and travel in north Texas before pursuing a career in acting, his lifelong ambition.