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    A Halloween Tale

    They belong to agents and managers and casting directors. These people used to be my friends. Now they're holding torches, chanting my name like it's a dirty word.

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    Three of a Kind

    When I speak on a panel, actors always ask me the same question: Where do you find your clients? I smile because I know what they're really asking: What did someone else do right, so I can do it too?

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    Trunk Show

    Actors looking to transplant themselves to Los Angeles have no doubt heard this all-too-familiar refrain: Traffic is a nightmare.

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    Staying Fresh and Alive With Theater for One

    Ana Margineanu, director of the recent “Hotel Project,” discusses the ways in which performers and spectators feed and replenish one another.

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    Booking Ratios

    How many postal carriers have had their discs herniated by the sheer weight of all the actor submissions they deliver?

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    This Fall’s 11 Can’t-Miss Chicago Theater Events

    From world premiere musicals “October Sky” and “The Black White Love Play” to new spins on classics like “The Tempest” and “Treasure Island,” Chicagoans are in for a treat this season.

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    How Do Actors Teach You About Their Character?

    Every actor I work with shows me something about the character, and often the play, that I did not see initially. Andréa Burns, who played Daniela in "In the Heights," is a perfect example.

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    Michiko Sasaki

    Dedication, fearlessness, and the ability to be in the moment helped Michiko Sasaki land the role of Sachiko in "Nightshift," a feature-length musical comedy to be shot in Cologne, Germany, this summer.

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    Marlo Thomas' Favorite Performance

    Uta Hagen went underneath the skin of Martha in the original production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

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    Isabelle Zufferey Boulton...Got the Part

    After graduating from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting's two-year conservatory program in June, the nonunion actor spent every morning on BackStage.com searching the latest casting calls.