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    You Can't Think and Act

    The great philosopher Yogi Berra once said, "You can't think and hit a baseball at the same time." Those words of wisdom hold true for a lot of other things too, including improvising on stage.

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    App-solutely Fabulous

    A few months ago, the Pantages Theatre quietly launched its newest "toy," an iPhone app that provides current information about what's playing at the theater, what's coming, how to attend, and more.

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    Actor Sexuality: A Career Impediment?

    Homosexuals can be the biggest homophobes in our industry.  Several weeks ago I received a disturbing note from a reader.

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    Edward Miskie

    Edward Miskie thinks everything is part of the process and will lead to something beneficial—if not an acting job, maybe a contact, a recommendation, a bit of advice—and he's patient.

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    Stage Door Solicitation, Workshop Confirmation

    Is standing outside a stage door to meet someone and promote yourself shady and/or pushy? I feel this is not a good career move, but the photographer feels differently.

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    Four Tips to Make the Most of Your Photo Shoot

    As Hamlet says, "The readiness is all." One of the best ways to be sure you get all the shots you need is to be superprepared.

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    Quotes on Trial

    If you want to succeed in this business, you should listen to those who have come before you. I'm talking about successful actors who are now in a position to offer valuable advice.

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    Are Your Dance Classes Working for You?

    Most professional dancers today came of age during the era of the megastudio, enormous dance facilities that feature instructors teaching many different kinds of classes under one roof.

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    Being Real

    All casting directors talk about the importance of a headshot looking like the actor, but this is essential for actors interested in appearing in independent films.

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    Theatrical Technique

    In a scene-study class, you cogitate on the moment before, what happens after, and, above all, your objective. Rarely do we discuss these techniques for commercials. Why not?