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    Readers' Comments

    In response to our April 14 news item headlined "Two Soap Opera Staples Canceled," here is a sampling of reader comments.

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    Giselle Vazquez… Got the Part

    When a casting alert informed her that "Something Outrageous," an evening of sketch comedy, would be produced in New York, she responded, despite not having a comedy background.

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    How to Network a Film Festival

    For the aspiring actor, the film and TV business can appear to be an impersonal bureaucracy. But film festivals offer a possible respite from the industry's oppressive hierarchy.

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    Auditioning Ado, SAG Redo

    I've been called in to audition for a movie. They've given me the circumstances—pretty well defined—but no dialogue. Any tips for how to prepare?

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    Pitch Contest Results Revealed!

    My theory was that most actors don't know how to pitch themselves to agents. So I challenged you to prove me wrong. The results were fascinating.

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    Are Actors Swayed by Other Performers?

    When playing a classical or other oft-performed role, to what degree do actors find themselves influenced—intentionally or unintentionally—by the performances of others?

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    Choreographers Discuss Music and Dance

    To effectively perform a piece of choreography, a dancer needs to master not only its physical aspects but also its musicality.

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    How Can Actors Help Their Managers do Their Job?

    I wish every client asked this question. Representing actors is a team effort, and actors who simply sit by the phone waiting for it to ring are not going to succeed.

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    Graceful Goodbyes

    I have been taking acting and vocal classes with the same instructor for about a year, but now I want to do vocals with him and study with another instructor for acting.

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    Splish Splash

    The first thing you need to know about soap operas is that no one in the industry calls them soap operas. We call them soaps. And they're a great way to kick-start your career.