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    Revisiting Rajiv's Leper in 'Tiger'

    Here I am again, backstage in my dressing room, preparing to go on as the leper in "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo."

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    Experience vs. Sheepskin: Verdict?

    "Did you go to college?" I replied truthfully: "No." I was informed that my lack of a certificate from a secondary institution of learning would prevent me from teaching at this particular school.

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    Koji Ohashi

    The acting bug first bit Koji Ohashi while he was watching American TV reruns in his native Japan. "I didn't know anything about New York City and New York theater," he says.

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    How To Guide: Do It Yourself

    Back Stage's guide to all the ways you can take the reigns, from setting up your own theater company, to obtaining work visas, to paying quarterly taxes.

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    How to Guide: Social Networking, Marketing & Representation

    Back Stage's guide to marketing yourself, finding representation, and using social networking for professional purposes.

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    How to Guide: The Audition

    Back Stage offers advice on everything you need to know going into your audition, including dos and don'ts, how to self-tape, how to stay safe, and how to get over a bad one.

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    How To Quit the Business

    At a certain point, some performers—even highly successful ones—find that these dangling carrots no longer offer enough incentive to continue the sometimes disheartening pursuit of an acting career.

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    Derrick Scott

    Life experience was definitely a contributing factor when Derrick Scott booked the role of Howard in the independent short film "Without Sanctuary."

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    Actors: Ill-Mannered and Indebted

    Several months ago as I was going through the piles of actor mail I came across a familiar piece of "Thanks for the audition... " correspondence but it had an odd twist.

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    Anatomy of a Meeting -- Part Two

    Last week, we covered everything leading up to your big meeting with yours truly. So let's pick up right where we left off, with you sitting in reception, waiting for my assistant to bring you inside.