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    Shari Gulley

    When actor Shari Gulley spotted a Back Stage West casting notice this summer forI Hate My Friends, a play premiering at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, she knew she was ready for the challenge.

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    Dues Discussion

    "I have a difficult time understanding how the unions are protecting the "working actor," and I am hoping you can help to clear something up for me."

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    December Decisions

    While you are planning your New Year's resolutions, focus on getting yourself financially healthy for the new year as well.

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    Classes Query, Need for Nerves

    I realized that when I'm super-nervous, I do much better. But once I realized that, I stopped getting nervous and therefore lost all the nervous energy.

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    Profile Purpose, Feedback Foul

    I cast extras and principals with Extra Talent Agency, and I have to disagree with a statement in your recent column "Rotten Request, Dumping a CD" (June 18–24).

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    The Cock Machine

    Theater for the New City

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    Hot and Bothered

    Back in high school and college, summer generally meant sleeping in, going out, and hitting the beach instead of the books. But for dedicated actors, summer is the perfect time to pursue short term studies in any number of artistic disciplines.