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    Peter Michael Marino

    For two years, Peter Michael Marino has taught Levels 1 and 2 of his Flying Solo course - helping actors, comedians, and others create their own one-person shows - at the Peoples Improv Theater.

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    Rod Goodman

    "My take on a good headshot is really simple: It should look like the person," says Rod Goodman.

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    Douglas Gorenstein

    Gorenstein has photographed actors such as Josh Sussman, Mindy Kaling, Michael J. Burg, Alana De La Garza, Seth Gabel, Jason Tam, Troy Metcalf, Jeff McCarthy, Tina Maddigan, and Natalie Cortez.

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    Ripley-Grier Studios

    A family-operated business, run by Patricia Ripley and Butch Grier, the studios were designed utilizing feng shui principles, resulting in an open-feeling space with generous use of plants, light, and color.

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    Brooke Thomas and Mary Egan Callahan

    Ten years ago, casting directors Brooke Thomas and Mary Egan Callahan realized they were soul mates—at least when it came to commercial acting.

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    'The Mercy Seat,' VS. Theatre Company at [Inside] the Ford

    Neil LaBute may be among the most polarizing figures in American theater, but Back Stage readers was united in its praise for VS. Theatre Co.'s recent mounting of "The Mercy Seat."

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    Sacred Fools Theater Company

    Among L.A.'s most daring companies, Sacred Fools was formed 14 years ago, when current board member John Sylvain gathered a handful of friends in his living room to brainstorm.

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    Michelle Clunie, 'The Mercy Seat,' VS. Theatre Company at [Inside] the Ford

    Michelle Clunie faced a tall order taking on Abby in "The Mercy Seat," a role that proved emotionally exhausting for no less a stage and screen veteran than Sigourney Weaver.

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    Three Feathers Theatre Company

    Glen Alexander, Nelson Domingo, and Catherine Love, who met as classmates at the Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio, collaborated to form this ambitious company in May 2010.

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    Maureen Browne

    Back Stage asked the Readers' Choice favorite hosting teacher a few questions of its own and learned that she's as skilled at answering questions as she is at conducting interviews.