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    Major Issues for Minors

    When it comes to entertainment, kids are no longer in the minor leagues. Today, young actors are grabbing major roles—just look at Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, or the "Harry Potter" stars.

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    Publicity Blunders

    Fame and attention. Nouns conjoined, the two desires are often borne from one source: insecurity. It's a "Someone, anyone, please pay attention to me!" syndrome.

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    2009-10 College and University Programs in Theater and Dance

    The following is a list of accredited, degree-granting acting and dance programs at colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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    Jeff Asbell

    Jeff Asbell calls himself a novice performer, but in reality he had been practicing improv for decades before being cast as a member in aNew York City improv troupe.

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    Worst Acting Conditions?

    "Once I hit the stage and experienced the hot glare of the lights, the oppressive heat transformed me into a fountain of sweat, with my leather pants sticking to every inch of my lower body."

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    Choreographing a Career

    “Most of the performances of my choreography come about because I’m doing work that crosses the path of someone who then invites me to become involved in a project with them."

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    Timing Tiff, Sexist Stiff

    "I’m acting in a short film and I’m having a problem with the director. He is really dismissive of me and makes weird, sexist comments about me, right in front of my face."

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    Technology and Imagination in the Acting Process

    At first it was subtle, a few students expressing their frustration at not being able to come up with a new idea in acting class. Then the dissatisfaction of some became more open.

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    Spreading Their Wings

    "We’ve got great memories for talent. One or the other of us will remember someone that we’ve seen two years ago that came in to audition."

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    VIDEO: Voice-Over Voice Acting (Pt. 1)

    Actors Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt talk to Backstage.com about their work and experiences as voice actors.