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    Tough Type, The Card Fairy

    "I've been an actor for 20 years. I just moved to New York from Chicago, where no matter what I did—and I tried everything—I couldn't get into the union."

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    Don't Be a Stranger!

    A lot of actors think that once they find representation, they can just sit back and wait for the auditions to start pouring in. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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    Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company: Serenade/The Proposition

    In its New York premiere, the pithy 60-minute work is splendidly rendered by the remarkably diverse and talented Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

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    Small-Screen Selector

    Over the years, John Frank Levey has amassed an impressive array of Emmy and Artios awards for his work on such groundbreaking shows as "ER" and "The West Wing."

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    Facing Your Audition

    The most common cosmetic mistake women make when going to an audition is putting on far too much makeup, says Emmy-nominated makeup artist Debbie Zoller.

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    Speaking Shakespeare

    Goldberg isn't interested in simply getting Bard wannabes to speak the poetry and prose; he wants it to flow through the entire body.

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    How Can You Use Improvisation in Preparing for a Role?

    "Improvisation is the art of finding your freedom within a moment. Acting in film is about creating and shaping moments for the camera.One cannot create and shape moments without freedom."

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    Chris Reese

    From a March notice in Back Stage, L.A. actor Chris Reese got cast as a 17-year-old piano player in writer-director Sharon Graine’s play “Truck Stop Café.”

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    Dream Works

    I knew deep down when I left that position to move to California and pursue my passion, it truly would be an arduous road. I just didn't realize how bumpy it would be.

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    Voice-Over Voice Acting

    Voice-over actors Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt talk to Backstage.com about the dos and don'ts of the demo reel.