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    Not Waitin' on the World to Change

    Taking that leap of faith to pursue acting more seriously last year was not nearly as life-changing as the decision I made a few days ago: I quit my desk job.

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    Heroes: Super-Sized

    They're not really superheroes — they just play one on TV. But the all-too-human actors who portray these save-the-day types have pretty big costumes to fill.

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    New Year, New Start

    If you're taking the time to read this column this early in the year, then congratulations on your wisdom in wanting to be prepared.

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    Have You Ever Choked During a Live Performance?

    "I played Pitti-Sing in "The Mikado."  As I was about to sing the second verse of 'The Executioner's Song,' I blanked. All I could remember was the third verse." -- Cami J. Kidder

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    Which Actor's Career Would You Most Like to Have?

    "I would love to have Robert Downey Jr.'s career. I can only imagine the ups and downs that he has had in his career." --Amore Leighton

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    How to Make an Editor Like You

    Be aware of what you are doing and how you are doing it from take to take and setup to setup. Often, great performances end up on the cutting room floor because actors didn't think.

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    LETTERS

    Closet Land

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    A Healthy Harvest

    Ever since I started pursuing acting, there have always been nice and supportive people around me to whom I am very grateful. And who would have known that writing this column for Back Stage might end up landing me an acting job?

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    Flappers Comedy Club Owners Share Their Training Secrets (Video)

    Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz, owners of Flappers Comedy Club in Los Angeles, talk to Back Stage about their comedy training philosophy and how to teach someone to be funny.

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    Graceland

    A one-act play by Ellen Byron