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    Spotlight on Agents: NYC Area SAG, Equity, and AFTRA Agents

    The following talent agencies are franchised with Actors' Equity Association, the Screen Actors Guild, and/or the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. They have been compiled from union lists with additional information updated from Ross Reports, and are indicated (E) for Equity, (S) for SAG, and (A) for ...

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    2003-04 College Guide to the Performing Arts: Theatre Departments, 2003-04

    The following is a list of selected theatre departments at colleges, universities, and conservatories in the United States offering degrees or certificates. Those that are members of NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre), NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance), and U/RTA (University/Resident Theatre Association) are indicated ...

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    2003-04 College Guide to the Performing Arts: Dance Departments, 2003-04

    The following is a list of selected dance departments at colleges, universities, and conservatories in the United States offering degrees or certificates. Those that are members of NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance) are listed as such. Schools are listed alphabetically within each state.

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    Temporary Employment: Working Nine to Five - Actors Talk About Temping

    For our spotlight on temporary employment services, Back Stage elicits words of wisdom and war stories from a dozen veterans of the temping trenches. Temp jobs can provide the flexibility a performer needs to pursue a budding career, but the wrong situation can also hamstring your efforts, and the actors ...

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    Acting Schools and Classes

    This, the biggest and most broadly defined listing of all, includes all kinds of class types, sizes, and approaches, from Stanislavski nuts-and-bolts to cold reading and audition prep. What unites them is that while many offer specialized classes, all offer some class or other that could simply go under the ...

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    <strong>Young Performers </strong>

    The following institutions and individuals train young people exclusively, or nearly so, but many schools and coaches in all fields, listed elsewhere in this issue, also offer programs for young people. Check other categories for details.Click Here

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    <strong>Musical Theatre </strong>

    The following teachers and schools offer training and coaching primarily for musical theatre. Other organizations and individuals throughout this issue also offer training that applies to musical theatre; check other categories for details.Click Here

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    Give Yourself Credits: A Special Guide to a Proper Resume

    Although it's definitely a plus, a great headshot alone won't usually get you work as an actor—your 8x10 photo definitely needs something to back it up. And that something, as we all know, is a solid resume. Across the board, industry representatives point out that a clear ...

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    <strong>Solo Shows </strong>

    The following programs specialize in developing one-person or solo shows for performers and writer/performers.Click Here

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    To Join or Not To Join? The New Actor's Dilemma

    Anyone who wants to be a serious actor in this town will need to join that benevolent behemoth known as the Screen Actors Guild. A fractious and sprawling organization made up of 118,000 members, SAG includes everyone from the Tom Cruises and Michelle Pfeiffers of the world to bit ...