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    How Do You Collaborate With Actors?

    I  like to think of a play as a blueprint for a house. All of the people involved in the production help build the house. In the context of a new play, the actors are the heavy lifters—they are the ones laying the foundation, brick by brick, of the ...

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    What About Directors Do You Hate?

    "A few years back, I had just come off this Off-Broadway play when I was immediately hired for an independent film. The filmmaker had absolutely no clue how to deal with actors."

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    For Me! For Me?

    I wanted to ask for your advice on researching and joining theater companies. I feel silly asking this question, because it feels like I should know the answer, being from New York.

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    The New Testament--Story of Paul the Apostle

    In it's third successful run, "The New Testament" is a modern day version of the life of Paul aka Saul of Tarsuras, from the bible (Acts 12-Phielmon).

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    The Baby and the Bathwater: Stanislavsky Teaching Today

    Rumor says Lee Strasberg drove his students and those at the Actors Studio to breakdowns because of his obsessive insistence on emotion memory as the most effective trigger.

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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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    Rethink Your Resolutions

    Let's face it: No one really keeps their New Year's resolutions. I know I haven't. Admitting so allowed me to finally start accomplishing my goals. You can do it too. Here's how.

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    Sivan Hadari

    "I knew it would be a challenge playing two characters in one play," says Sivan Hadari, "but I thought I could pull it off."

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    How to Learn Lines: 30 Tricks of the Trade

    1.) Say lines aloud, and to yourself. Each places them in different parts of the brain.

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    The Comedy and Drama of Emmy Categorization

    It's often a debate where to place a series in the Emmy categories. Sometimes, Emmy voters can look past the category and judge the performance not just by the amount of laughs or tears it elicits.