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    Magic in the Chair

    If actors come with the goods to create the miracle in the chair, then they'll be forgiven for their lack of experience and knowledge about the proper way to do auditions.

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    Lauren Francesca

    "When you're an actor, I feel like you're always putting yourself out there, and you're doing everything to become that person or that character."

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    Double Act

    My work is about the live moment. I tell stories, but the heart of my work cannot be recorded, or written down, or transferred to TV.

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    The Cardinal Sin of Auditioning

    Never, repeat, never, ever do you as an actor, a professional, go to an audition knowing that you will not accept an offer should you be so lucky as to receive one.

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    Nodules No More

    Vocal nodules are probably the most serious problem a singer or actor can face. Proper training, practice, and lifestyle can help avoid them, but what if a performer already has nodules?

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    Character Traits

    "A coach told me, 'You're too smart for your own good.' So shall I train myself to conceal that intelligence and perhaps spend more time at the gym?"

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    Happy New Year!

    As yet another year fades into memory, I can't help but think about all the ways I could make the new year a better one, full of hope and wonder, with less anger and violent behavior.

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    Actor's Responsibilties on Set?

    What do you expect from actors when they show up on the set? What are their responsibilities?

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    Risk Management

    Robin Lippin initially imagined her move to L.A. as temporary. Two decades and dozens of casting gigs later, Lippin still calls Hollywood home.

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    Everything Matters

    Speaking with Back Stage, Olympia Dukakis and Marco Barricelli touched on many subjects related to the craft of acting.