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    To Improvise or not to Improvise

    "Although we can't ask anyone to improvise"—because of Screen Actors Guild rules—"people will expect you to be able to," says David Cady.

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    A Trio of Worthy Dance Books

    Three new publications take fresh looks at ballet history, making choreography, and the writings of Agnes de Mille.

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    Kissing Caution

    I am auditioning for a part that requires me to kiss someone I've never met. How can I be certain this person is not sick and doesn't have any easily transmittable diseases, such as herpes?

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    It Takes a Village to Satisfy a Comedian

    It is a lot easier to make a room full of 500 people laugh than it is to make a handful of people, even if they are your friends, laugh.

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    Bridgette Bassa… Got the Part

    When Missouri transplant Bridgette Bassa spied the casting notice for "Indestructible," one thing stood out to her: It was for writer-director Daniel Myrick of "The Blair Witch Project."

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    Getting Dropped Part 2: The Five Phases of Grief

    There's a right way and a wrong way to drop an actor. The worst thing an agent can do is send an email. Taking human interaction out of the equation makes getting dropped a hundred times worse.

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    Across the Ponder

    I was wondering if you could lend any insight into the experience of trying to be a working American actor in the U.K. Are they generally accepting or do they prefer it if you attended drama school in the U.K.?

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    The Tony Awards Take Over

    The 2010-11 Broadway season has been one of the busiest and most diverse in recent memory. This year Back Stage celebrates this amazing season with one of our biggest Tony Awards Spotlights ever.

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    How to Market Yourself for Roles

    To succeed, actors must also be effective at marketing themselves. It is a valuable exercise to view marketing from the perspective of your target audience.

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    How to Cast an Equity Showcase

    Since 2005, casting director Joy Dewing has worked at Clemmons/Dewing Casting in New York. Back Stage asked Dewing for her advice on casting your own Equity showcase in New York.