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    Wanted: Focus and Chops

    Reprise Theatre Company, which exclusively produces revivals of musicals and frequently chooses rarely produced shows, is opening "Kiss Me, Kate" this week.

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    'Low' Points and the Climb Back Up

    Do you ever feel that no matter how hard you try or how persistent you are, things still don't fall into place? I'm sure a majority of you that have nodded a frustrating "yes," just as I have.

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    Milton Puzy… Got the Part

    For Puzy, the project offered not so much a Method showcase as a chance to confront the not-so-distant past.

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    Actors Should be Prepared and Keep Chat Minimal

    I always look at unsolicited submissions for feature films. Those are always exciting for me, because I could meet an unrepresented actor who is just the person I need for a role.

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    Eat Real and Small for Commercial Auditions

    Eating. We do it every day of our lives, probably several times a day. So it stands to reason that when asked to do this simple act for a commercial audition, it should be as natural as, well, eating.

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    How to Avoid Overacting

    The best acting is generally externally subtle and nuanced. Yet along with all the wonderful performances I see regularly, I also see many in which the actors are doing too much of everything

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    What Prompts You to Cast Against Type?

    I was asked several years ago by Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis to consider directing a production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" with a black actor playing the lead.

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    Managing Management

    I'm guessing that what you and the other actor are really considering is teaming up to get the breakdowns illegally so you can submit each other for roles. I think this is a big mistake.

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    Mark Lonergan Talks About the Benefits of Clowning

    Do you feel as though the movement aspects of your acting are not as creative, effective, or fully developed as they should be? If so, then you may want to study clowning.

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    Maintaining Safety and Integrity in Extreme Dancing

    Pushing the body to its limits characterizes much of the choreography currently seen in the commercial entertainment industry as well as on the concert dance stage.