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    Diving Deeper

    I found that I had a special talent in perceiving other people's feelings and making them feel better. I refused to let myself, or anyone else, fall into sadness.

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    Underwear Only, Please

    I'm wearing a billowy blue mini-dress and heels, in full makeup, my hair prepped. I picked this outfit on purpose—so I can disrobe easily. Why? I have a commercial audition.

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    Aisling Quinn

    In April, Aisling Quinn saw a casting notice in Back Stage for a staged reading of "The Day the Music Died," a musical based on Don McLean's song "American Pie."

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    Tara Henderson

    After submitting to a casting notice she saw in Back Stage, Tara Henderson auditioned and was one of five people cast—out of approximately 700 submissions and 250 auditioning performers.

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    Gettin' Ready Rag

    You only have a couple of weeks to get things done that could have a significant impact on your taxes for the past year.

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    December Decisions

    While you are planning your New Year's resolutions, focus on getting yourself financially healthy for the new year as well.

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    Agency Blues, AFTRA Dues

    "I signed with my agent before I knew much about the industry. I know now that I should have gotten more experience and training before seeking representation."

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    Chunky Move: Mortal Engine

    Be warned: This is not a performance for the fainthearted. The climactic 10 minutes of the hourlong sextet "Mortal Engine" are truly frightening.

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    You'd Better Watch Out

    Two recent controversies prove that if you use a beloved icon to make a political point, you'd better expect pushback from the forces of intolerance.

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    Acting Nuts

    Often when I venture upon this acting avenue with thespians—viewing what acting skills they have to show—the first presentation foray is just that: presentation.