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    Andy Scott Harris... Got the Part!

    No 12-year-old boy is happy to see the girl of his dreams' big brother waiting to pound him outside their house. That is, unless you are Andy Scott Harris and you are shooting a scene from the film "The Driveway."

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    AA Meeting, Extra Help

    I took a commercial class and got called in by a very big, well-respected agency. It's been three weeks since then and I haven't heard from them at all. I sent thank-you cards right after our meeting, but what do I do now?

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    How Do You Help an Actor Who Is Struggling to Create a Role?

    "I think my job usually is to be like a second instinct, brain, and conscience for the actors. I have to work at least as hard as they do, especially prior to and during rehearsal. I have to be able to come in and provide options."

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    Looking Back, Looking Forward

    I imagined my column would follow the ups and downs of my life as a young performer in New York City; instead, it followed the joys and challenges of my life as a full-time college student and actor from New Jersey.

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    Becoming a Voice Teacher

    The professional life of a performer can be feast or famine. Even the most gifted can have downtime between gigs. Working as a voice teacher can be a good way to keep your finances stable when you're not performing.

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    Southern California Actors' Resource Guide

     New to the Southern California acting community? Here are some resources to help you jump start your career.

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    Southern California Theater Guide 2011

    Welcome to our newest edition of Back Stage's theater guide for Southern California.

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    Theater Tips and Acting Advice

    Back Stage's comprehensive guide to acting in smaller theaters, changing your makeup for little playhouses, getting noticed by the press, earning awards and more.

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    Happy Thanksgiving

    Like most actors, Amy had struggled for years to find a good agent, and now that she had one, everything seemed to be going wrong. I explained that she had to keep the faith.

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    Networking Ideas, EPA Testimonials

    For the New York actor, my method of networking is to get on the websites of the A-list theaters and start going to their readings of new plays.