Career Dispatches

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    A Healthy Harvest

    Ever since I started pursuing acting, there have always been nice and supportive people around me to whom I am very grateful. And who would have known that writing this column for Back Stage might end up landing me an acting job?

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    You've Got to Have Friends

    "While evaluating my December numbers, I noticed that I put together a solid month of activity during the hiatus of "30 Rock." " -- Richard Rella Jr.

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    Ghosts Past and Present

    "When I turned the key to my grandmother's door a few weeks ago, I expected to find her waiting for me behind it as she always did. Instead, all I found was an apartment full of memories."

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    'Low' Points and the Climb Back Up

    Do you ever feel that no matter how hard you try or how persistent you are, things still don't fall into place? I'm sure a majority of you that have nodded a frustrating "yes," just as I have.

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    Brave, Beautiful New Worlds

    "I remember my first print audition like it was yesterday: I was 11 and thought I was so cool for leaving class early to go into the city." --Allison Strong

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    Facing Challenges, Past and Future

    "This is my last visit with you, and I wish I could give you every last piece of my experience, my joy, my successes, my ups and downs, so that you will have an easier time of it" - Beth Grant

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    Meet Your New Friends

    "While in college, I was the French-speaking, backpack-toting, soccer-playing, frat brother–partying, pre-med thespian desperately searching for his sanity."