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    Pilar Millhollen

    Equity actor Pilar Millhollen became yet another casualty of the economy a few months ago when her agent dropped her, along with several other clients.

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    EMC Plea, Pay Survey

    Being an Equity candidate, I'm used to waiting for an opening to audition. But as of late, I haven't seen any! It's almost as bad as being nonunion now!

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    Eric Kochmer

    When the notice for the film 'Dialogues' appeared in Back Stage, Eric Kochmer was immediately interested. 'Dialogues' is experimental film director Owen Land's narrative feature about his own experiences from the late 1960s to the early '80s.

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    Favorite Memory of Acting in Los Angeles?

    "I did an episode of Alias in which I played a mob guy from an indeterminate European country. In the scene, Jennifer Garner is sitting poolside at a hotel wearing a bikini and dives into the pool and swims around a bit.

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    One Child's Eyes

    I slowly realize my whole life is about acting. Every day is 24/7 auditioning, acting class, new headshots, meeting with 'producers'—and waiting tables to pay for all of it. What happened to 'my life'?

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    They're Gonna Rock It Tonight

    "Only people who have done the original show or are strict followers of Jerome Robbins will notice any of the changes I've made," says Joey McKneely.

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    Scar Scare, Card Concern, Director Distress

    I don't go to many auditions is because I had an accident when I was little. I'm self-conscious about these scars, and I'm really scared I'll be rejected for jobs because of them.

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    Jessica Goldstein

    About four months had passed when the director rang her up and told her she was right for a small role. He had remembered her after all that time, though Goldstein could barely remember the project. 'Blues for Life' was now a feature film.

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    Favorite Memory of Acting in N.Y.?

    "It was opening night of the Aegean Theatre Company's production of 'Reckless' by Craig Lucas."

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    Down the Garden Sociopath

    I love character studies, the psychological profiling, piecing together what makes someone tick.