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    5 Steps for a Successful Cold-Copy Audition

    A cold-read doesn't need to be that intimidating, if you just know how ace it every time!

  • Advice

    Just Listen!

    The easiest way to make sure an audience isn't invested in your performance...is to not be listening to an invested in your scene partner.

  • News

    Want an Expert to Answer Your Acting Questions?

    You’re invited to a #BackstageChat! Next Tuesday, join us on Twitter to get important tips from acting coach and Backstage Expert Matt Newton. We’re also giving away three 12-month subscriptions to Backstage—so mark those calendars!

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    Looking for a Stage?

    If you’re developing a one-person show or cabaret act, chances are, if you’re the right fit, the historic Joe’s Pub can help expand your professional network and fulfill your creative dreams.

  • Interview

    Robert Sheehan on Knowing What You Deserve as an Actor

    Best known for his role on “Misfits,” Irish-born Robert Sheehan chats about his new film “The Road Within,” the challenges of playing a character with Tourette syndrome, and the one thing all actors must remember.

  • Advice

    6 Must-Read Books for Teen Actors

    For teens starting out in the business, getting the proper education is vital! Here are 6 books every young one should have on the shelf!

  • Advice

    Listen More Than You Talk and 4 More Tips

    Need a little inspiration? Our Backstage Experts are full of amazing advice to help move your career forward, and we wouldn’t want you to miss one drop of it. Here are five tips to keep in mind during the week ahead!

  • Advice

    Why Do You Create?

    Creating isn't about money and it isn't about fame, so answer this: Why do you create?

  • News

    9 Great Instagram Accounts for Actors

    If you’re looking to add some actorly spice to your Instagram account so you’re not relying solely on @beyonce for your Insta-entertainment, here are nine accounts you’ll love.

  • Interview

    Juliette Binoche Looks Back

    The Oscar-winning star, currently onscreen in “Clouds of Sils Maria,” looked back at her career during the 2014 Beirut International Film Festival and spoke about choosing her roles, working with great directors—and doing “Godzilla.”