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    An Actor's Resume: Special Skills & No-No Skills

    "No-No Skills" are items on an actors resume that should never – repeat, never – be listed as skills on an actor's resume.

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    Don't Sweat It

    Summertime—full of sun, sand, surf, and, of course, sweat and sunburns. But if you're on camera or on stage, it's often imperative that you not show any signs of the summer heat.

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    For Me! For Me?

    I wanted to ask for your advice on researching and joining theater companies. I feel silly asking this question, because it feels like I should know the answer, being from New York.

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    Stacy Citron

    Stacy Citron literally tap-danced her way to the role of Julia Thomas III in "Aunt Fondeen and the Lost Dutchman Goldmine," an original children's show for the Culver City Public Theatre.

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    The First Job You Booked in New York?

    "M y first job was as Templeton for a national tour of 'Charlotte's Web.' I booked it shortly after arriving in New York, and because it got me into Actors' Equity, I thought I'd made it." -- Tony Rodriguez

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    What Does an Actor Need to Know Before Moving to New York?

    Moving to New York to pursue your career is the first step toward a promising future, but that future isn't always as rosy as it may appear from your hometown bedroom.

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    Budgeting Your Movie

    For an actor, New York is one of the best cities on earth. It’s also one of the most expensive. Professionals in the business suggest saving three months’ worth of expenses before moving here, particularly if you don’t yet have a job or a place to live.

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    Sickle at Heart

    As a professional (union) actor, as well as a longtime reader of Back Stage (ever since it was Drama-Logue), I was so bothered by your July 16 essay, "Bukowski and Popsicles," that I was compelled to send this reply.

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    10 Blogs Actors Should Know About

    Actor Brent Rose took a break from auditioning to accept a full-time job, but he didn't want to take a break from acting. So he created a video blog to keep up his acting chops.

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    10 Tips from Commercial Session Directors

    Chet Nelson, Del Hunter-White, Gary Armstrong, Joy Lofton, Kirkland Moody, Mark Dalbis, Marvin Kruger, and Spencer Kramber are all session directors. Here is what they say separates the bookers from the rest.