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    The East

    The East If you worry about getting homesick during your summer theatre experience, you may want to check out Maine State Music Theatre. The group is considered by many to be a "home away from home" for professional artists and up-and-coming performers.

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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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    Spotlight on Agents: Reality Check

    Agent H. Shep Pamplin of Agents for the Arts said he couldn't stand it when an actor calls him and asks, " 'Can I send you a picture?' I'm not the post office. I can't stop you," Pamplin quipped. The audience laughed, as Pamplin offered another common scenario ...

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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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    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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    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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    <strong>Conservatories </strong>

    The following schools offer two-year acting programs. Many offer other shorter programs in a variety of plans and performing-related areas.Click Here

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    Classical and Young Performers

    This listing includes coaches and institutions that almost exclusively teach approaches to classical work, especially but not exclusively Shakespeare. Many conservatories listed above under "Acting Schools," as well as in other categories, also offer specialized classes in classical work. Check other categories for details.Click Here

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    <strong>Commercial Acting </strong>

    The following institutions and individuals specialize in training for commercial work. Many of the larger institutions listed under "Acting Schools and Classes" and "Acting Coaching" also offer commercial training; check those listings for a complete look at training in this area.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 ...