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    Ramón Olmos Torres Invests in His Craft (Slideshow)

    Backstage member Ramón Olmos Torres is a nonunion actor who worked in investment banking before committing to his acting career.

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    Meredith Burns Tells the Whole Story (Slideshow)

    Backstage member Meredith Burns is a SAG-AFTRA and Equity actor who graduated from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Theatre Arts and is now managing director of Glass Bandits Theater Company.

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    Nyell Segura Keeps It Real (Slideshow)

    Backstage member Nyell Segura is a nonunion actor who was cast in two films thanks to Backstage casting notices.

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    Jonathan Deroko

    Jonathan Deroko didn't think his six years as a corpsman and medic in the Navy and Marines would ever relate to his acting career.

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    David Bazemore Prepares for Career Success (Slideshow)

    Backstage member David Bazemore studied musical theater at Shenandoah Conservatory and has been featured in regional productions of “Hairspray,” “The Scottsboro Boys,” and “Dreamgirls.”

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    Danny Bolero... Got the Part

    Danny  Bolero didn't have an agent, but he didn't let that stop him. "I went and crashed the audition," Bolero admits.

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    Matias Ponce...Got the Part

    Most actors can point to a particular role they'd love to play, or a play they've always dreamed of acting in. For Matias Ponce, that play was "Short Eyes," the 1975 Tony Award winner written by Miguel Piñero.

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    Xochitl Romero Trusts Her Instincts (Slideshow)

    Backstage member Xochitl Romero is a Latina SAG-AFTRA and Equity actor who studied at the University of Texas at Austin, the Groundlings, and UCB.

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    Tara Lynne Barr

    At 15, Tara Lynne Barr has a résumé that would make most actors twice her age envious. With roles in theater and television projects as diverse as "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,"  Barr is focused on having a lasting career.

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    Carolina Bartczak...Got the Part

    Already a member of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists, the Canadian actors' union, Bartczak set her sights on America and relocated to New York.