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    Training Abroad

    Training AbroadBackstage talks to actors who have chosen to train outside of the United States. Actors discuss learning the language, different methods, the joys and the challenges.

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    Riding the Regional Circuit

    You may have moved to New York or Los Angeles from America's hinterlands to pursue a career as an actor, but if you don't have an agent or can't seem to land paying work consistently, your best bet -- ironically -- might be to move back.

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    Southern California Theatre Guide 2009

    Every day actors and other artists arrive in Los Angeles, lured by the prospect of employment in film and television. And every day, it seems, another of these folks discovers one of Southern California's best-kept secrets: its thriving year-round theatre scene

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    It's All Academic

    In this year's college guide, Back Stage tackles the question: Is earning a degree in performing the right pathway for you? Plus, check out our comprehensive college listings.

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    Spotlight on Video Games

    Our Spotlight on Video Games goes behind the scenes to highlight the talented actors who use voiceover and motion capture techniques to bring the most popular and recognizable video games to life.

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    Spotlight on Acting Schools and Coaches

    Back Stage explores the arts of teaching and performing in a series of in-depth interviews from three veteran instructors. Plus you won't want to miss our extensive list of acting schools and coaches for both New York and L.A.!

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    Spotlight on Comedy and Improv

    Hear from the masters at the Upright Citizens Brigade, get advice on making a perfect demo reel out of your stand-up, and find out how to apply comedy skills to your acting.

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    Spotlight on SAG: A Tribute

    Back Stage looks back -- and forward -- at SAG, detailing many of the union's special committees, reminiscing with former presidents, and finding out how actors snagged their SAG card.

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    Spotlight on Gay Pride

    Men for all seasons: Cheyanne Jackson leads a new breed of out actors embraced by audiences in a variety of roles.

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    Readers' Choice Awards Los Angeles

    Welcome to Back Stage's third annual Readers' Choice Awards, in which you, our readers, offer your recommendations on local people, products, and services.