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    The Psychology of Auditioning

    Auditions are a necessary evil that all actors must go through. Unfortunately, they can really mess with your head.

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    The Basics of Getting Seen for Theater, Film, and TV Projects

    Stage, film, and television each have slightly different audition procedures and protocols, and it's sometimes befuddling to try to sort everything out.

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    Back Stage Addresses Audition Questions

    Welcome to our first-ever Audition Issue, which we hope addresses a number of common questions and obstacles that actors have in getting seen for roles.

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    What I Would do if I Were an Actor

    My first move would be to make sure I'm ready to compete on a professional level. That means studying everything from scene study to audition technique to improv.

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    The Top 10 Acting Myths

    Many studios and schools pride themselves on training their actors to be able to "play anything." As if casting directors are going to consider all actors equally for all roles.

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    Sites and Sticking Points

    "I've decided that patience is just a waste of effort. Don't get me wrong: Building a career takes plenty of time and faith. But the energy I've put into this Zen-like calm could be much better spent." - KC Wright

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    Re-Capturing the Joy of Dance

    I had a breakthrough! In my last post I mentioned that dance no longer brings me the same joy it used to. Today, for one brief moment, I finally re-captured that joy.

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    Ryan Satterfield...Got the Part

    "I decided to really take my acting career seriously, so I resubscribed with BackStage.com," says Ryan Satterfield. That night, he found a casting notice for a music video, "Hey 14."

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    There's More to Billing Than Meets the Eye

    You want credit for your work. It's called billing, and next to money it's the most important deal point that agents negotiate on behalf of their clients.

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    The Three-Foot Toss

    I'm a young teen living in NYC and I really love acting. I've read a few books on the industry and on how to perfect my craft, but I'm having trouble as to where to begin.