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    How Do You Get Into the Mood to Act When You Just Don't Feel Like Acting?

    "I have days when I don't want to do the show, when I'm depressed, when I'm physically sick, and I just put it into the character."

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    Aimee Howard... Got the Part!

    Careful preparation and her ability to "use the space" helped Aimee Howard land the role of Gittel Mosca in William Gibson's classic two-hander "Two for the Seesaw."

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    When the Situation Gets Sticky…

    Remember, James Bond is licensed to kill. When you have representation, you're licensed to say, "Call my agent."

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    Actors' Rule

    I know that as union actors we're not supposed to do nonunion work. But, hypothetically, what happens if we do? I'm not saying I would. But what are the penalties? Do you get kicked out? Fined? Blacklisted?

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    Dance Schools in Los Angeles and New York

    As part of our Spotlight on Dance, here is a list of dance schools in Los Angeles and New York City. Each listing includes the school's specialties as well as their location and contact info.

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    How to Get Out of Sticky Situations

    Avoiding audition sabotage, working with stage blood, digging yourself out of a blown audition, fixing a bad first impression and many more ways to get out of those sticky situations.

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    Looks Bad on Paper

    When it comes to lying on your resume, be it a slight exaggeration or a full-blown falsehood, we can offer but one piece of advice: Don't. Not only does it irritate the casting director but there's no need for it.

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    When the Shoe's on the Other Foot

    You've auditioned for a role, and it looks like you are going to get it. But maybe it gives you the creeps or perhaps it's downright terrible. The bottom line is you don't want to appear in it. What do you do?

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    When Computers Crash

    All is not lost, however, even if you haven't backed up. When your computer crashes, some data, if not all, may be recoverable without going to an expensive data-recovery company.

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    Bloody Good Show

    Why do stage actors like to work with blood? Seán G. Griffin, who played Donny in the satirical bloodbath "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, says blood helps drive a scene.