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    Bill Oberst Jr... Got the Part!

    "I'm terrifying," Bill Oberst Jr. says. "I had no idea I was terrifying before I came out here, but I am."

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    In Defense of 'Workshops'

    "Can you honestly tell me there's any other way other than workshops to get in front of major casting directors or casting associates for one-on-one face time, guaranteed?"

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    Scout's Honor

    "Be prepared. You've heard it a million times, but it still slays me that actors think it's okay to walk in unprepared."

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    Acting as Dating

    We hear this all the time: Be willing to suffer for your art. But how do you know if you even want to make the necessary sacrifices to be an actor?

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    Financing Your Dream

    Unless you were born into wealth and your parents can afford to send you to whatever school you choose, you'll need to explore all your options for paying tuition, room and board, and incidental expenses.

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    How Do You Prepare Your Students for Life After College?

    "It's called show business, not show art, so I encourage students to approach it as such. They are each the head of their own company: the company of me."

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    2010 College and University Programs in Theater and Dance

    Back Stage's comprehensive guide to undergraduate and graduate performance programs at colleges and universities.

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    Hitting Close to Home

    "Sometimes the fine line between fiction and reality is a little too fine -- as well as the timing of it..." Read actress Ann Hu's story about her experience in Unscripted.

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    Women's Rites

    Who would have ever thought it possible to be a working actress with a strong passion for the arts while simultaneously holding a V.P. position at a highly respected studio-based film company?

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    Karin de la Penha... Got the Part!

    "It's a very muscular and at times extremely dark script that really wrestles with some rough stuff," says Karin de la Penha.