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    Spotlight on... New Media

    From optimizing your social media skills to creating webisodes and uploading them correctly, Back Stage takes a look at new media tools for actors.

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    Spotlight on Comedy and Improv

    From improvising at auditions to the ten comedians to keep your eye on, Back Stage explores how to make it in the comedy and improv business while remaining in good humor.

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    Spotlight on LA Acting Schools and Coaches

    Finding the right acting school can be critical when building an acting career. Backstage talks to actors about the process of narrowing the field and what advice they would give to others.

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    IGNORE:  Spotlight on Comedy and Improv

    This week, Back Stage shines the spotlight on comedy and improv. Charlyne Yi talks with us about her her new role in "Paper Heart" and top comedians talk about transitioning from comedy to drama.

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    Actors to Watch

    Meet the next superheroes and other thesps about to break big including Rooney Mara, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Billy Gardell, Andrew Garfield, Chris Hemsworth and many more.

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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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    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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    Spotlight on the 63rd Annual Tony Awards

    Back Stage shines the spotlight on the 63rd Annual Tony Awards.  This week's spotlight includes a roundtable discussion with nominees and a profile of all 40 nominees.

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    Annual College Guide

    In this week's spotlight, we discuss the varying paths young actors and dancers have chosen at colleges and universities across the country, what to expect after graduation, as well as a comprehensive list of undergraduate and graduate programs.

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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 ...