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    My Agent Is a Bad Boyfriend

    Agents. The bipolar living roller coasters of our delightful industry, who we love to love and love, love, love to hate.

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    Bathing Suits, Onscreen Looks

    I've never, ever had this happen before. Have you ever been asked to bring a bathing suit to change into at a first audition, since the role calls for it? Is this a scam?

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    Playing Farce in the 21st Century

    Have the excesses of reality TV and the distractions of the digital age upped the ante for farce, a time-honored type of comedy usually characterized by slamming doors, mistaken identities, broad characterizations, and physical mayhem?

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    Team Players

    Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Erika Sellin spent many an hour perfecting pirouettes as an aspiring ballerina.

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    How Do You Collaborate With Actors?

    I  like to think of a play as a blueprint for a house. All of the people involved in the production help build the house. In the context of a new play, the actors are the heavy lifters—they are the ones laying the foundation, brick by brick, of the ...

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    Acting Job Opportunities Lost and Won

    This actor knew that here was an opportunity to introduce himself to gate keepers. He was right to begin a conversation. Where did he go wrong?

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    Do You Remember the Moment You Decided to Be an Actor?

    "The summer before my senior year of high school, I took an acting intensive class. I was sitting under a tree after a particularly memorable scene-study class, and it dawned on me that acting was what I wanted to do." -- Jen Bailey

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    Loss of Faith

    I used to not believe in theater. You may ask, what is so scary about that? But when you've been loving something with your entire existence for your whole life, doubting it is not only upsetting, it's debilitating.

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    Dance Ball Change

    At Career Transition for Dancers, our goal is to find a new career for you that is just as fulfilling as your dance career," says William Dale, CTFD's director of development.

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    Compassion: What's in It for Me?

    If you're reading this, there's a good chance your career isn't exactly where you want it to be. What if I told you I had a surefire way for you to get the most extraordinary career possible?