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    Jemal Draco... Got the Part!

    "I feel I'm destined to get these kinds of roles and play some kind of animalistic, futuristic entity here to save the planet or something. Either that or Mowgli from 'Jungle Book.'"

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    Does Producing and Starring in an Indie Preclude Other Gigs?

    Working Actor Michael Kostroff ponders the dilemma of an actor-writer-producer who worries about refusing acting jobs while dedicating time to an indie film.

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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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    Identity Play

    Research into a part in "Invisible Man," at the Studio Theatre, teaches McKinley Belcher III about himself.

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    Joe Manuel Gallegos Jr. ...Got the Part

    When Santa Fe, N.M., native Joe Manuel Gallegos Jr. moved to L.A. at the beginning of 2011 to work as an actor and a dancer, one of his priorities was to sign up for an electronic subscription to Back Stage.

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    A Cautionary Tale

    "I can't think of another profession where what they teach you in school is so completely different from what you have to do in the professional world," says Stephen Tobolowsky.

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    New York Acting Schools and Coaches

    The following is a list of New York–area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically.

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    Derrick Scott

    Life experience was definitely a contributing factor when Derrick Scott booked the role of Howard in the independent short film "Without Sanctuary."

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    Jennifer Jean

    When Jennifer Jean lived in Dallas, working as a public school teacher and real estate agent, she never considered acting as a career, even though the urge lurked quietly inside her.

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    17 Tips to Produce Greener Theater

    Our friends at the Broadway Green Alliance offer some tips for how to green your theater or production, and make a change in the environment through your art!