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    A Reflective August

    "I recently was asked to audition for a feature film that called for a fearless actor to play a naked old woman in the woods eating babies." - Deborah Strang, Los Angeles

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    A Halloween Tale

    It was a bright and joyful Monday morning when the headshots first came to life...

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    Stage Door Solicitation, Workshop Confirmation

    Is standing outside a stage door to meet someone and promote yourself shady and/or pushy? I feel this is not a good career move, but the photographer feels differently.

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    Happy Thanksgiving

    The holiday season has a certain "circle of life" quality that I've always enjoyed. It starts with Thanksgiving, a day that allows us to look back, and it ends with New Year's, a day that inspires us to move forward.

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    Readers Share Their 'Back Stage' Stories

    Thanks, Back Stage readers, for your kind words in celebration of our 50th anniversary. We couldn't have come this far without you. Here's to the next 50 years!

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    Putting a Show Up Against the Odds

    While nonunion talent in Florida is scarce, the overwhelmingly talented and trained actors who make their way to New York are saliva-inducing to a playwright-composer like I am.

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    Coming to a Smartphone Near You

    Today, f you don't have an app, you're committing the sin of ignoring customers who have embraced apps like a previous generation embraced the Hula-Hoop.

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    Shauna Rose Davis

    When director Adam Christian Clark was looking to cast the part of a 22-year-old intern who was "sexy in a 1940s kind of way," none of the actors he saw fit the bill. That was until he came across 13-year-old Shauna Rose Davis' headshot.

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    Be Intentional at Auditions

    Before an audition, Sterling Studio's Constance Tillotson says, know the character's intent.

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    5 Film Festivals to Renew Your Faith(s)

    Like people, film festivals span different religious beliefs. Here are five to look into, regardless of where or whom you worship.