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    Giselle Vazquez… Got the Part

    When a casting alert informed her that "Something Outrageous," an evening of sketch comedy, would be produced in New York, she responded, despite not having a comedy background.

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    Giselle of the Golden West?

    Has a band of Wilis invaded the western United States? Why is it that five ballet companies in cities west of the Mississippi are mounting productions of "Giselle" in 2011?

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    How To Get Cast in Family Theater

    Kids are the best audience you’ll ever have. They’ll let you know instantly if you have them enthralled by listening intently, and if you don’t, the wiggles, the giggles, and the talking will start.

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    How To Guide: Do It Yourself

    Back Stage's guide to all the ways you can take the reigns, from setting up your own theater company, to obtaining work visas, to paying quarterly taxes.

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    Reporting Your Income

    One of the most important forms you will need for filing your taxes is your W-2 form. Your employer is required by law to provide you with a statement of your earnings and taxes withheld. This statement comes in the form of a W-2, which must be provided to you ...

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    Finding the Perfect Fit in the Commercial World

    With more than 3,000 commercials under her belt, Los Angeles casting director Megan Foley has populated TV spots for clients ranging from Budweiser to American Express.

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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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    From Class to Art

    Acting students, if they're lucky, find classes that are satisfying, challenging, and fully worth the time and money. But once in a while, they wind up in a class that rises above and beyond mere satisfaction.

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    On the Chi

    As an actor, you literally put your whole body into the work of performing: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

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    To Wait or Not to Wait for a Job in China

    Michael Kostroff reminds readers that nothing is anything until it's something -- even a job in China.