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    Sivan Hadari

    "I knew it would be a challenge playing two characters in one play," says Sivan Hadari, "but I thought I could pull it off."

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    Adesa Swann

    Hard work, focus, and dedication are requirements for success in any field, and when Adesa Swann brought all three to her audition, she came out with what she had gone in for: a job.

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    One Dream, or the Other

    My sister Kiki is two and a half years younger than I am. Despite the difference, it always felt as though we were the same age because we were inseparable.

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    Space Case, Thai Ties

    Is it considered unethical for an actor to use a gimmick or shtick to leapfrog over other struggling actors and get ahead in the business?

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    Acting Your 16 Bars

    Musical theater hopefuls sing their 16 carefully chosen bars at open calls. One after another, they belt their highest notes as loud as they can and then...nothing except a thank you.

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    The Play's the Thing...

    It's tough to write a critical review of Final Draft 8 when the screenwriting software—now with stage play and musical theater components—offers such elegant ease of use.

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    Typed Out?

    I want to stretch, to play parts that challenge me, but I seem instead to always be cast in similar roles. It's undermining my self-confidence. Am I kidding myself about my acting talent?

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    Terumi Shimazu

    Actors are constantly asked to perform at their best with little preparation. But sometimes little preparation can serve the character.

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    Have You Ever had to Play A Real Person?

    "I played young Charles Bukowski in a film based on one of his poems. A fan, I jumped at the opportunity."

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    My Agent Is a Bad Boyfriend

    Agents. The bipolar living roller coasters of our delightful industry, who we love to love and love, love, love to hate.