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    Praise and Pass, Scouting Troupe

    Do you know of or recommend any theater companies in town where I can work with an acting family–type atmosphere?

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    As we enter the holiday season, I'd like to urge all of you to give thanks to those who have helped make your path a little bit easier.

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    Patty Rivera

    Every new opportunity can give an actor a chance to do something he or she hasn't before. Such was the case for Patty Rivera.

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    Father Ponders Fi-Core

    My daughters have only done background work for the past two years. They accumulated waivers, and I was misinformed and told to join the Screen Actors Guild, which I did.

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    Capturing the Feel of 1950s Memphis

    "I decided to take a risk. I didn't want to be a slave to the dance forms of the period," says Sergio Trujillo, choreographer of the new Broadway musical "Memphis."

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    How Do You Cast Superheroes?

    "With Peter Parker [in "Spider-Man"], it's interesting because he's sort of the anti-superhero. He's the nerd who becomes powerful against his will."

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    Playing Iconic Roles

    Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Williams, Miller—all these playwrights and many more wrote memorable roles that over time have become iconic.

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    Icelandic Villain, Anyone?

    In Iceland I had made a name for myself as an actor, but out here I was nobody—and rightfully so. There was, frankly, less than no demand in Hollywood for an Icelandic actor.

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    The Root of Good Acting (Pt. 4)

    The first common mistake that will lead you down a very bad path is judging the character.  To me, the root of all prejudice stems from our inability to see ourselves in other people.

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    Finding an Agent: Timing

    For unrepresented actors—or those wishing to change agencies—this is the most wonderful time of the year for finding your champion.