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    Do the Clothes Make the Actor?

    While the advice "Dress to suggest" applies to theatrical auditions, it seems that you should "Go for it" when wardrobing for commercial auditions.

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    You've Got to Have Friends

    "While evaluating my December numbers, I noticed that I put together a solid month of activity during the hiatus of "30 Rock." " -- Richard Rella Jr.

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    Rush for Success

    Having been an actor and worked on the other side of the table, I know how hard it is. For starters, it's so important to be realistic about your age range.

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    Join the Zumba Party

    Zumba is nothing like those repetitive, old-school aerobics classes or boring, calisthenics-based workout programs.

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    How Do You Give Notes?

    "I think giving notes is among the most important tasks a director must do. And how one gives a note is often as crucial as what the note is." -- Scott Alan Evans, Co-Artistic Director of Actors Company Theatre

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    Jessie Losch

    It was the first time she'd sent out her brand-new professional photos, and when she was called in about a week later, it was her first "real" audition in New York City for her first nonstudent film.

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    Open a New Window

    I had no idea I would ever be performing live theater. Even though so many people said I would be perfect for Broadway, I never pictured it.

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    VIDEO: Casting Director April Webster Talks "Star Trek"

    Back Stage talks to casting director April Webster about the process of casting "Star Trek" and her tips for actors going into auditions.

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    New York Acting Schools & Coaches

    The following is a list of New York–area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches organized by category and alphabetically.

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    The Essentials

    We asked the staffs of the Drama Book Shop in New York and Samuel French in Los Angeles for their picks of the top 10 books every actor should own. Here are their choices.