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    Of All Your Performances, Which One Are You Most Proud Of?

    Two years ago, I did a Shakespeare play, "Pericles," for a small Shakespeare company in Seattle, with a director named Sheila Daniels. I played Thaisa, which is not a huge part, but from start to finish the production was one of the most collaborative.

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    Fighting Fear

    I've had some success as an actor, but I wonder if this is the time to think about doing something else with my life. I keep worrying about this all the time, to the point where I can't sleep. What can I do?

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    What Do Working Actors Bring to Class That Helps the Other Students?

    "I believe to have working actors in a class is a necessity, not a luxury. It is a direct reflection of the work process of that class."

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    Grieving for Natasha

    I have been very upset over Natasha Richardson's death. It's like someone in my family died, but I didn't even know her. Is there anything wrong with me?

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    How to Help Your Child Handle Rejection

    Ask any actor the hardest thing about his or her career, and one of the top answers is going to be the rejection. Being turned down is part and parcel of the job—but that doesn’t make it any easier. Here, Backstage Expert Denise Simon explains how parents can ...

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    What's the Best Acting Class for Children?

    Natural talent and charisma can only take you so far, but how do you know what acting method or teacher is right for your young performer? Backstage Expert Denise Simon advises on how to choose the best class for your child.

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    What to Wear for an Audition

    For child actors, walking into an audition room is scary enough without having to worry if you’re dressed appropriately. Acting teacher and Backstage Expert Denise Simon explains what clothes will make you stand out.

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    What's the Process for Signing with an Agent?

    When it comes to being signed by an agent, the whole process can seem impenetrable. What’s normal? What’s most likely? So we asked Abrams Artists Agency’s Robert Attermann what the process is really like!

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    1 Thing All Actors Must Remember About Agents

    Having an agent doesn’t just sometimes make your life as an actor (somewhat) easier—it’s also a responsibility. That’s why Abrams Artist Agency’s Robert Attermann explains the single most important thing that you need to remember about your representation!