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    'Can I Start Over?'

    Picture it: You're in the midst of a stellar audition. Then the unthinkable happens: You flub a line. What to do next?

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    Do You Believe in Having a Plan B?

    "My only plan: Never give up the dream. Make it happen!"  —Gina Stahlnecker

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    Jesse Bernath

    Originally a musical theater performer, Jesse Bernath successfully transitioned into plays when he auditioned for 'Liars' after seeing a casting notice in Back Stage.

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    Lauren Graham Close to the Source

    For actress Lauren Graham, the role of Lorelai Gilmore in the critically acclaimed TV show The Gilmore Girls is just the kind of character she had been looking for. Graham portrays a 32-year-old single mother of an independent and cerebral 16-year-old. Lorelai walks the thin divide between friend and parent ...

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    The Art and Science of Getting Your Idea Across

    All successful scriptwriters are forced to master pitching before they can get paid to actually write. Just as auditioning is a separate skill every actor must develop, every writer must build a pitching muscle.

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    Sticking Point

    Should I continue pursuing a stronger agent, with the hope that he or she can get me seen for larger roles? What advice do you have for me to take that next step?

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    Nick Raio

    As a rule, actors shouldn’t fear playing unlikable characters, as Nick Raio has discovered.

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    Don't Sweat It

    Summertime—full of sun, sand, surf, and, of course, sweat and sunburns. But if you're on camera or on stage, it's often imperative that you not show any signs of the summer heat.

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    Olunike Lockett-Smith

    Olunike Lockett-Smith, a Canadian-born, Jamaican- and Nigerian-bred actor with a penchant for accents calls the audition for her first student film "kismet."

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    How to Learn Lines: 30 Tricks of the Trade

    1.) Say lines aloud, and to yourself. Each places them in different parts of the brain.