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    Spotlight on Cold Reading Technique

    Cold reading can be either harrowing or exciting. Typically, the text is made available to actors anywhere from mere minutes to days before the audition. In this Spotlight on Cold Reading Technique, we explore the art of the cold read.

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    Spotlight on Touring

    Back Stage explores the pros and cons of being in a touring production, break down typical union and nonunion salaries, and provide valuable information on how to prepare for life on the road.

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    Spotlight on Acting Schools and Coaches

    Can on-camera classes give you an edge? Just what kind of funny do you want to be? Plus, find an acting school or coach that's right for you!

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    College Guide 2008

    A fine arts program can enrich an actor's education, but can it aid a career?

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    Summer Training

    Summer isn't only about relaxation. In fact, summer is the perfect time to reflect upon your résumé and brush up on your skills or experience. Get started with Back Stage's Spotlight on Summer Training.

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    Acting Schools and Coaches

    Check out this list of New York-area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches, divided into six categories: Acting Technique, Children/Teens, Comedy/Improv, Monologue/Audition/Coaching, Multipurpose, and On-Camera.

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    Hail Britannia!

    Why would Americans travel across the ocean to Britain to study, starting anew in technique, living where one can barely understand the native speakers?

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    Welcome to LA Spotlight

    Thinking of moving to Los Angeles? Check out Back Stage's comprehensive spotlight to ease your transition. Find out where to live, network, and launch your Hollywood career!

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    In Good Company

    A new type of actor-driven organization is proving a successful prototype for local theatre companies. Back Stage looked at four Los Angeles groups that have earned respect and praise for their contributions to the local scene.

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    Agents and Managers Sound Off

    Let's get this out of the way quickly. Bona fide agents and managers are all gung ho on several points, starting with the fact that they never ask potential clients for money—for any purpose. Indeed, they do not receive funds from their signed clients either, short of a ...