The Working Actor

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    Don't Start, Tipping the Scales

    I'm a 44-year-old male, and I was just wondering if it's possible to start an acting career at this stage in the game.

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    Pricey Program, Hostage to Housing

    Last year I auditioned for a New York acting conservatory program that was on an audition tour. The feedback I received was that I am very talented, but because I did not have a strong enough résumé they were not going to accept me.

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    Visitation Rights, Streaking Craze

    Last year I got Abrams to be my agent. I've booked with them, but over the last five months I've had no calls. I am frustrated but don't want to burn a bridge, and she has not told me to get another agent.

  • Advice

    Change for a Dollar, This Week Only

    Last year I got Abrams to be my agent. I've booked with them, but over the last five months I've had no calls. I am frustrated but don't want to burn a bridge.

  • Advice

    Baby Blues

    A few days later I found out I'm pregnant. Should I just give up acting altogether and find a different career that pays a regular salary? What will happen to my dream?

  • Advice

    Short-Term Memory

    How important is memorization of sides if they were given within 24 hours or less? I can understand if I had the sides for a week, but less than 24 hours?

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    Independent Worries, Looking Ahead

    I submitted myself for this commercial that I thought really fit me. They called me up today letting me know they might use me for it, but it's nothing for sure. What do you think I should do?

  • Advice

    Crappy New Year

    For actors, there's something outright cruel about the timing of the holidays. To be asked to be thankful just as career opportunities are dwindling really rubs salt in the wound.

  • Advice

    Haven't Got a Prayer

    I am moving to New York City from Oman to start an acting career. I am a devout Muslim, and I was wondering what forums and opportunities there are for Muslims in the New York theater.

  • Advice

    Freelancer Commission, Manager Decision

    Like the majority of actors in New York City, I do not have an agent, but I freelance with a couple of them, which, in the overall, has been a good arrangement for me.