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    Cheryl King on Renewing the Play

    Playwright, director, and actor Cheryl King sheds light on learning how to prune and shape as a writer-performer.

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    Headshot Heaven and Resume Reality

    More than anything, the hardest thing for you as an actor to do when it comes to headshots-beside learning how to choose one and use one-is to truly commit securely to the image looking back at you.

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    Erik McKay

    Erik McKay's persistent approach to his career certainly paid off when he landed the lead role of Detective Al Barden in the nonunion feature filmAsbury Forever.

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    Commitment Issues

    It's risky to burn bridges, even when you know it's necessary. But I knew I had to follow my instincts. It was never that school I had chosen to commit to—it was acting.

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    Agency Blues, AFTRA Dues

    "I signed with my agent before I knew much about the industry. I know now that I should have gotten more experience and training before seeking representation."

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    CD Scams Actors via Direct Solicitations

    Working Actor Michael Kostroff warns about the pay-to-play schemes that some shady casting directors perpetrate.

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    L.A. Noir

    It's the time of year we call hiatus. That means the networks have picked up their new shows and I'm just sitting around, waiting for casting to kick in.

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    The Streamys Recognize the Best in Online Content

    Just as online content has evolved, so have the awards that honor it. Backstage talks with co-founder of the Streamy Awards Drew Baldwin about how they approach honoring the stars of the Internet.

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    Why This Year’s B’way Season Was a Twirling Success for Dancers

    Backstage chats with Patricia Watts, the executive producer for the annual Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, designed to recognize outstanding dance performances on Broadway, about why this season was so special and the Awards’ future plans.

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    Niecy Cerise ... Got the Part

    Lack of a scene partner does not deter this performer who booked a role in a tribute to the grindhouse films of the 1970s.