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    Learn About Acting as a Director?

    Once I began directing, I became more fully cognizant that what is truly engaging is the energy that exists between actors, or between an actor and the audience or the camera.

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    Bukowski and Popsicles in a Hollywood Meeting

    I'm sitting across from one of the biggest directors in Hollywood, and he's trying desperately to remember the name of a film.  "Carla?  What's the name of that picture?  You know, about the pirates?"

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    Setting Me Free

    Something was really wrong. I felt disturbed and abandoned by my own body. Please make this stop. I pleaded and then cried in the hallway. Alone. Panic gripped me.

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    The Tony Takeaway

    Art and commerce fought each other to a draw on the battlefield of Radio City Music Hall during the 2009 Tony Awards.

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    Animation Production Companies

    Animation production companies are located in the two major markets – the Los Angeles area and New York.

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    Schools and Coaches for Voiceover and Animation

    Acting without gesture and facial expression, using voice only, is a craft all its own and often requires specialized training.

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    Helpful Links

    Please see our list of helpful links.  If you would like to suggest a link for this page, please send an email to backstage@backstage.com.  Include "Helpful Links" in the subject line.  

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    Repeating a Great Moment Night After Night?

    Stanislavsky discovered that the way to recall a past experience and express the emotion elicited by that experience is to be relaxed and in touch with your five senses.

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    Jesse Bernath

    Originally a musical theater performer, Jesse Bernath successfully transitioned into plays when he auditioned for 'Liars' after seeing a casting notice in Back Stage.

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    How Would You Vote on SAG's TV-Film Contract?

    "You can vote yes on this deal if it’s okay with you that Warner Bros., Paramount, NBC Universal, ABC Disney, Sony, and MGM are all free to make Internet and made-for-new-media TV shows nonunion." -- Martin Sheen