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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.

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    Virtual Auditions: Future or Fad?

    More casting directors are using video submissions, but the real deal still matters most.

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    Aaron Merken... Got the Part!

    Aaron Merken fell in love with the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica, Calif., last summer, when he saw its production of "A Chorus Line."

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    Indie Acting Lessons

    All actors want to be challenged, and movie stars are no different. They love playing roles outside their comfort zones. And when they do, there's a lot you can learn from those performances.

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    School Rumination, Get the Picture

    I see people my age on TV and in films and wonder if that could be me if I were in New York or L.A. Might it be more advantageous for me to get closer to the centers of the industry?