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    Look to Express in an Audition, Not Impress

    Kimberly Vaughn, of Kimberly Vaughn Performance Studio, urges actors to head into an audition looking to express emotion, rather than impress the table.

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    Give Thanks and Generosity to Actors

    Simple acts of generosity toward other actors, at auditions or in a scene, can make a big difference.

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    Is Nepotism Always Black and White?

    A great deal of “who you know” is at play in the entertainment industry, but is that such a bad thing? In an artistic field with so much competition, nepotism becomes less black and white.

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    Avoiding a Common ‘Actor Trap'

    Acting teacher Anthony Vincent Bova advises that actors can't shut down uncomfortable emotions if they want to convey them onstage.

  • Advice

    The ABCs of Auditioning

    Auditions: Hate 'em; apparently can't have a career without 'em. They can put a man on the moon, but they can't figure out a more benign way to cast an actor, right?

  • Advice

    Your Character's Soundtrack

    As many actors know from experience, listening to music can help you prepare to act. Depending upon your selection, it can calm you down or pump you up.

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    When Women Age

    How do older women relate to the ages of their characters? And what do they know now about the craft of acting that they didn't know when they were younger?

  • Advice

    The Character of You

    Teacher Matt Hoverman shares his three keys to successful autobiographical solo shows.

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    The Root of Good Acting (Pt. 4)

    The first common mistake that will lead you down a very bad path is judging the character.  To me, the root of all prejudice stems from our inability to see ourselves in other people.

  • Advice

    Write Without Yourself in Mind

    Eileen Rivera, a New York-based writer and producer, found writing becomes much more effective if she didn't write herself into her plays.