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    Fostering Florence

    "I love exploring exactly what the playwright wrote and why he wrote it just that way—with the words in this particular order, with that progression of thought." —Brent Schindele

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    NY Acting Markets: Unusual Venues

    Opportunity is where you find it, and many New York performers create their own work—literally outside the black box—when they find the conventional acting markets too crowded.

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    NY Acting Markets: Variety

    Newcomers to New York whose entertainment skills don't quite match the requirements of traditional plays or musicals can still find a wide range of opportunities to perform.

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    NY Acting Markets: Comedy

    No  matter your approach, the most effective way to develop your comedy career is to get lots of stage experience.

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    NY Acting Markets: Cabaret

    "Cabaret is the first and only career open to them," claims Sidney Myer about newcomers to New York and the opportunities for exposure offered by cabaret.

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    NY Acting Markets: Print/Modeling

    Erica Moran, agency director of Avalon Artists Group/BMG Models, says the opportunities for New York actors in print work are huge.

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    NY Acting Markets: Voiceovers

    Many actors want to get into voiceovers. The promise of solid pay for work that can be done in sweatpants has attracted plenty of New York actors to the market in recent years.

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    NY Acting Markets: Industrials

    Industrial work "rarely grabs headlines or elevates performers to celebrity status," said Roberta Reardon, national president of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

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    NY Acting Markets: Commercials

    One longtime commercial casting director (speaking anonymously) says she cast far more nonunion jobs—60 to 70 percent—than union jobs last year.

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    NY Acting Markets: Television

    When it comes to assessing the health of the television market for actors in New York, experts disagree.