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    Facebook Formalities, 'Tired' Tirade

    I've managed to add some top casting directors as friends on Facebook. I haven't met them; I took a chance and just added them and they accepted me. However, I have been waiting to message them.

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    How Do You Cast Theater for Kids?

    Are you willing to be confidently idiotic in front of all of us? Because that's what we do. People who are willing to look dumb and be silly tend to be the same people who know how to handle kids.

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    Puppetry of the Pranksters

    Remember when you were a kid, when the height of hilarity was bathroom humor and prank phone calls? When all you needed to get a good laugh was a telephone, a silly set-up, and the phone number of an unsuspecting victim.

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    It's (Ouch!) Shoe Time

    Shoes with 6-inch stiletto heels or sharp toes or flat soles without arch support may not be a big deal when worn for a short time, but what if you're cast in a role that requires them?

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    NEW YORK CITY PRODUCTION LISTINGS

    Back Stage lists major U.S. film and TV productions that are currently casting or accepting submissions. On this page you'll find productions occurring in the greater New York area.

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    Voiceover Actors in Toon with Nick

    Believe it or not, it's been 27 years since Nickelodeon made broadcast history when it debuted as the first-ever network completely dedicated to kids.

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    Kristopher Kling

    Even though actor Kristopher Kling signed with an agent shortly after graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, he adamantly refused to sit around waiting for the phone to ring. "That's why I subscribed to Back Stage," says Kling, "to be more proactive."

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    Into the Words

    In the beginning, there is the playwright. Then there is you. When the playwright and you, the actor, merge, when the playwright's words and your innermost self—your memories and thoughts and feelings—connect, the result is what we call a "character." Script analysis is a useful first step ...

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    Pricey Program, Hostage to Housing

    Last year I auditioned for a New York acting conservatory program that was on an audition tour. The feedback I received was that I am very talented, but because I did not have a strong enough résumé they were not going to accept me.

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    Just Breathe

    "You can't control what people are going to think of your audition, but you can control everything else."