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    'Can I Start Over?'

    Picture it: You're in the midst of a stellar audition. Then the unthinkable happens: You flub a line. What to do next?

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    Pricey Program, Hostage to Housing

    Last year I auditioned for a New York acting conservatory program that was on an audition tour. The feedback I received was that I am very talented, but because I did not have a strong enough résumé they were not going to accept me.

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    Just Breathe

    "You can't control what people are going to think of your audition, but you can control everything else."

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    Newcomer Conundrum, Curse Clarification

    I've heard a lot lately that casting directors are only looking at those with credits right now. What should I do?

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    NEW YORK CITY PRODUCTION LISTINGS

    Back Stage lists major U.S. film and TV productions that are currently casting or accepting submissions. On this page you'll find productions occurring in the greater New York area.

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    Lydia Pérez-Carpenter

    Lydia Pérez-Carpenter made two New Year's resolutions for 2008: to get an agent and to act abroad.

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    Facebook Formalities, 'Tired' Tirade

    I've managed to add some top casting directors as friends on Facebook. I haven't met them; I took a chance and just added them and they accepted me. However, I have been waiting to message them.

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    Puppetry of the Pranksters

    Remember when you were a kid, when the height of hilarity was bathroom humor and prank phone calls? When all you needed to get a good laugh was a telephone, a silly set-up, and the phone number of an unsuspecting victim.

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    Kristopher Kling

    Even though actor Kristopher Kling signed with an agent shortly after graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, he adamantly refused to sit around waiting for the phone to ring. "That's why I subscribed to Back Stage," says Kling, "to be more proactive."

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    Charting Your Career With Software

    It's called PerformerTrack, but it's really much more than just an "online version." For helping actors keep track of all aspects of their professional lives, it's one of the most comprehensive bits of software I've encountered.