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    Fees to Meet You

    Casting directors, especially those who deal with musical theater, have taken the liberty to view themselves as teachers.

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    Learn About Acting as a Director?

    Once I began directing, I became more fully cognizant that what is truly engaging is the energy that exists between actors, or between an actor and the audience or the camera.

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    Bukowski and Popsicles in a Hollywood Meeting

    I'm sitting across from one of the biggest directors in Hollywood, and he's trying desperately to remember the name of a film.  "Carla?  What's the name of that picture?  You know, about the pirates?"

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    Setting Me Free

    Something was really wrong. I felt disturbed and abandoned by my own body. Please make this stop. I pleaded and then cried in the hallway. Alone. Panic gripped me.

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    The Tony Takeaway

    Art and commerce fought each other to a draw on the battlefield of Radio City Music Hall during the 2009 Tony Awards.

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    Animation Production Companies

    Animation production companies are located in the two major markets – the Los Angeles area and New York.

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    Schools and Coaches for Voiceover and Animation

    Acting without gesture and facial expression, using voice only, is a craft all its own and often requires specialized training.

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    Helpful Links

    Please see our list of helpful links.  If you would like to suggest a link for this page, please send an email to backstage@backstage.com.  Include "Helpful Links" in the subject line.  

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    Repeating a Great Moment Night After Night?

    Stanislavsky discovered that the way to recall a past experience and express the emotion elicited by that experience is to be relaxed and in touch with your five senses.

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    Jesse Bernath

    Originally a musical theater performer, Jesse Bernath successfully transitioned into plays when he auditioned for 'Liars' after seeing a casting notice in Back Stage.