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    New York Acting Schools & Coaches

    The following is a list of New York–area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically. 

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    List of Dance Schools in Los Angeles and New York

    As part of our Spotlight on Dance, here is a list of dance schools in Los Angeles and New York City. Each listing includes the school's specialties as well as their location and contact info.

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    Summer 2014 Theater Internships

    Skip the beach and spend your summer networking at high-profile theater companies such as NYC’s Roundabout, L.A.’s Center Theatre Group, and Chicago’s Steppenwolf.

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    Top College Summer Training Programs

    Backstage highlights performing arts programs at American Conservatory Theatre, Atlantic Acting School, Maggie Flanigan Studio, the New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, and Yale.

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    9 Camera Shots All Actors Should Know

    Dipping your toe into film and television? Here are nine basic shots types that all on-camera actors should know!

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    The Monologuer: Find the Perfect Monologue

    Looking for a killer monologue for your next audition or acting class? Backstage's monologue database, The Monologuer, provides you with quick access to hundreds of high-quality monologues.

    With The Monologuer you can browse through individual monologues or find monologues conveniently grouped together by authors or productions.

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    The Best Way to Meet an Agent

    One of the most important—and difficult!—parts of becoming a professional actor is getting an agent. But how do unknown actors meet agents? Backstage Expert and acting coach Matt Newton explains in our new video series!

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    TV Production Companies: Network and Cable

    Listed below are companies that produce series for network and cable television.

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    TV Network and Studio Casting Departments

    Listed below are the casting offices for television studios and networks, including cable. Not every cable network has designated casting executives. With few exceptions, network and studio casting offices do not accept mail.

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    These Methods May Help Your Memorization

    Memorizing dialogue can be hard, but we spoke to some people who might be able to ease your struggle!