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    A Healthy Harvest

    Ever since I started pursuing acting, there have always been nice and supportive people around me to whom I am very grateful. And who would have known that writing this column for Back Stage might end up landing me an acting job?

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    Doing It Your Way

    Jason La Padura made his Broadway debut as an actor in William Inge's "Summer Brave" before turning his talents to roles behind the scenes, including stage manager, production manager, and assistant to the director.

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    The More Things Change...

    While a befuddled Hollywood continues to grapple with the impact of new technologies, informed actors know that these structural changes in the industry will result in more opportunities for empowerment by the artist.

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    Sarah-Jane Casey... Got The Part!

    "When you audition," says actor Sarah-Jane Casey, "that's a time for you to get out there and turn it into an experience of actually living inside the role, whether you get it or not."

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    Smuin Ballet Dances On

    The Smuin Ballet is a spunky chamber ballet company in San Francisco that sails forth with aplomb just three years after the sudden death of its founder, Michael Smuin.

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    A Room for the Voice

    In March 2009, voice actors Paul Pape and Joe Cipriano joined engineer George Whittam to honor Don LaFontaine, their late friend and a voiceover legend, who voiced more than 5,000 movie trailers. With the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, the three worked to create and build the Don LaFontaine Voice-Over ...

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    They Call It 'Crafting'

    In the acting world, "crafting" is a popular word. But I don't know if the meaning of the word is really understood. Crafting begins and ends with the fundamentals of acting.

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    Deep Thoughts

    An insight into a day in the life of Secret Agent Man and a exclusive look at his inner monologue.

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    Theater Space, Self-Producing Promoter

    Budgeting, marketing, fundraising for, and managing a show—with your own money at stake—may take a few years off your life, but it can teach you a lot.

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    Mark Saks Makes 'Good'

    Mark Saks' résumé goes from comedy ("The George Carlin Show") to drama ("Numb3rs") and back again. His current projects include "Medium" and "The Good Wife."