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    AA Meeting, Extra Help

    I took a commercial class and got called in by a very big, well-respected agency. It's been three weeks since then and I haven't heard from them at all. I sent thank-you cards right after our meeting, but what do I do now?

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    How Do You Help an Actor Who Is Struggling to Create a Role?

    "I think my job usually is to be like a second instinct, brain, and conscience for the actors. I have to work at least as hard as they do, especially prior to and during rehearsal. I have to be able to come in and provide options."

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    Looking Back, Looking Forward

    I imagined my column would follow the ups and downs of my life as a young performer in New York City; instead, it followed the joys and challenges of my life as a full-time college student and actor from New Jersey.

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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.