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    Blurring the Line Between Onstage and Off

    Burned out after a decade waiting tables, and thinking my playwriting career had peaked, I was finally determined to get a "real" job. Then I checked my voice mail.

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    Sticking Point

    Should I continue pursuing a stronger agent, with the hope that he or she can get me seen for larger roles? What advice do you have for me to take that next step?

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    Miguel Belmonte... Got the Part!

    When Miguel Belmonte first happened upon the notice for the Off-Off-Broadway production "Memory Is a Culinary Affair," in the pages of Back Stage, it was no simple case of history repeating itself.

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    Meet Your New Friends

    "While in college, I was the French-speaking, backpack-toting, soccer-playing, frat brother–partying, pre-med thespian desperately searching for his sanity."

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    The IRS on the Prowl

    Last month the IRS announced that the number of audited returns had increased by 11 percent over the previous year. But you usually can't get into trouble if you tell the truth and file your returns on time.

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    The Pleasure of His Accompaniment

    Musical director Garry Dial gets technical about how to work with the band. The Manhattan School of Music staffer and independent coach has worked with big names in the business.

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    Judy Keller Loves Actors

    The Casting Director offers her views on expressive eyes, arresting attention, special skills, digital details, preparation, and more.

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    The Work of an Actor

    If someone told you that the amount of time you spend working on your acting is directly proportional to the quality of your career, would you invest more time in it?

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    Agents: Another Option to Signing (Without Spending $$)

    How can you additionally pick the lock of the gatekeepers and land an agent? There's one more way to breaking down the vault door to your champion of talent: Me.

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    The Wrong Method

    Al Pacino once said an acting teacher can ruin an actor. It's one of the most delicate things to instruct, and there are so many hacks out there, you have to be very careful whom you hire.