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    Anatomy of a Meeting

     It seems like every actor out there is dying to get a meeting with someone like me, but none of you knows how to behave when you're actually in my office.

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    More Perfect Union, Bard Games

    I recently finished a leading role in a national tour of a classic Shakespeare play, which I got rave reviews for. There was one problem: my castmates.

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    In the Line of Fire

    Among the lesser-known jobs in show business is that of the audition reader: an actor invited to attend casting sessions and read opposite those who are auditioning, so the casting person can focus on watching

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    Lauren LeMay

    Lauren LeMay had wanted to be an actor ever since she was a little girl, but living in Communist Romania made that dream next to impossible.

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    Replete With Misinformation

    I write in response to Back Stage's April 1 opinion piece by Sam Mraovich entitled "Forget the Unions, Make a Film."

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    List of Dance Schools in Los Angeles and New York

    As part of our Spotlight on Dance, here is a list of dance schools in Los Angeles and New York City. Each listing includes the school's specialties as well as their location and contact info.

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    How Do You Behave On a Project?

    "I've been working since I was 4, and my mom always told me, "Listen to everybody and do what you're told and have a great personality. Don't just be one of those vegetables." -- Sarah Hyland

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    On Directing Kids

    "Young actors have an advanced understanding of the thought processes of people," asserts Robert Kelley, of the Bay Area's TheatreWorks, in the midst of directing two preteens and a teen in "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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    Broadway Dreams

    Broadway Dreams began in 2001 as the Broadway Company. Annette Tanner and co-founder Farah Chapes were approached by actor friends Dave Barrus and Adam Hunter to help them do a series of classes in Atlanta.

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    Advice to the Adviser

    I have an actor friend who I met at a day job a couple years back. This guy is pretty inexperienced and it shows, but he is a really good guy, and I honestly think he's genuinely talented.