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    Double Act

    My work is about the live moment. I tell stories, but the heart of my work cannot be recorded, or written down, or transferred to TV.

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    The Cardinal Sin of Auditioning

    Never, repeat, never, ever do you as an actor, a professional, go to an audition knowing that you will not accept an offer should you be so lucky as to receive one.

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    Nodules No More

    Vocal nodules are probably the most serious problem a singer or actor can face. Proper training, practice, and lifestyle can help avoid them, but what if a performer already has nodules?

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    Character Traits

    "A coach told me, 'You're too smart for your own good.' So shall I train myself to conceal that intelligence and perhaps spend more time at the gym?"

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    Happy New Year!

    As yet another year fades into memory, I can't help but think about all the ways I could make the new year a better one, full of hope and wonder, with less anger and violent behavior.

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    Actor's Responsibilties on Set?

    What do you expect from actors when they show up on the set? What are their responsibilities?

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    Risk Management

    Robin Lippin initially imagined her move to L.A. as temporary. Two decades and dozens of casting gigs later, Lippin still calls Hollywood home.

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    Everything Matters

    Speaking with Back Stage, Olympia Dukakis and Marco Barricelli touched on many subjects related to the craft of acting.

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    Yoga for You

    Because so many different strands of yoga have developed over the years, how can you even decide which style is right for you?

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    Claudia Vázquez

    In February, Vázquez saw a BackStage.com casting notice for an open call for Disney's "Touch of Magic," a family-friendly, interactive mini–musical comedy show that would be presented at Latino festivals.