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    Sticking Point

    Should I continue pursuing a stronger agent, with the hope that he or she can get me seen for larger roles? What advice do you have for me to take that next step?

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    Nick Raio

    As a rule, actors shouldn’t fear playing unlikable characters, as Nick Raio has discovered.

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    Olunike Lockett-Smith

    Olunike Lockett-Smith, a Canadian-born, Jamaican- and Nigerian-bred actor with a penchant for accents calls the audition for her first student film "kismet."

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    Don't Sweat It

    Summertime—full of sun, sand, surf, and, of course, sweat and sunburns. But if you're on camera or on stage, it's often imperative that you not show any signs of the summer heat.

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    Learning the Ropes of Broadway With ‘Memphis’

    Actor J. Bernard Calloway, who plays Delray Farrell in "Memphis," shares his journey with the show.

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    Karin de la Penha... Got the Part!

    "It's a very muscular and at times extremely dark script that really wrestles with some rough stuff," says Karin de la Penha.

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    Arrivederci, A******

    "I recently interviewed with a new agent. While the office impressed me, there were some red flags."

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    Buh-Bye, 2010

    When shut off from all sensory input, your brain will reshuffle events into a new order, grouping together moments that share a common quality. This is a good thing because it gives you the opportunity to examine how you spent your time over the last 12 months.

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    Young Actors and the Way In

    I have been teaching young people for the past 15 years how to find their way into acting. This calls for a far different set of skills than with the adult students.

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    This Is Your Life

    Actors should care about the old buildings in Hollywood. It is their history. If we knew all the stories of all the actors in these buildings, every story would transfix us.