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    Buh-Bye, 2010

    When shut off from all sensory input, your brain will reshuffle events into a new order, grouping together moments that share a common quality. This is a good thing because it gives you the opportunity to examine how you spent your time over the last 12 months.

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    Young Actors and the Way In

    I have been teaching young people for the past 15 years how to find their way into acting. This calls for a far different set of skills than with the adult students.

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    Louie Olivos, Jr.

    Just two years ago, Louie Olivos, Jr. rubbed elbows with Cate Blanchett, Robin Williams, Mark Ruffalo, and Quentin Tarantino when he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award -- and it only took him 35 years to get there.

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    Um, Can I Say Something Here?

    New work, workshops, and premieres happen all the time in the real world, and when you're cast in one, you often have the opportunity to put your personal stamp on the script.

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    Shuffling off This Mortal Coil

    Despite the popular belief, dying isn't easy--especially on stage.

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    Forbidden White Lie

    A few weeks back, I offered a two-parter titled "Jerks Don't Work." Though not everyone agreed with all of my advice, I'm always glad to have sparked discussion.

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    Actors Generating Jobs Via The New Producers

    Nearly gone are the days of the sole producer who stumbles upon or nurtures an obscure project with an inevitable eye towards commercial presentation.

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    Finding the Recess in Recession

    Americans are now experiencing the ups and downs of a boom-bust economy that have always been the actors' lot, including the need to take part-time jobs outside their chosen profession.

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    Nikki Bohm ... Got the Part

    A lack of musical experience doesn't stop Nikki Bohm from landing a role in a satire of celebrity culture at Highways Performance Space.

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    Caitlin Gold

    Caitlin Gold works hard. The Toronto native checks BackStage.com for casting notices every day and submits herself for every character that even somewhat matches her description.