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    O, Canada!, Manager Matchmaker

    My question is: How do I balance auditioning, preparing for auditions, and working enough to make a living?

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    LETTERS

    Back Stage welcomes letters on performing arts issues. All letters should include the writer's address and phone number, are subject to editing, and must be limited to 250

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    Expect to Wait at an Audition

    When you go to an audition, expect to be there an hour. Under SAG-AFTRA rules, first auditions and callbacks are allowed to be a full hour. After an hour, the performer is entitled to payment.

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    Off- and Off-Off Broadway Theatre Companies

    A list of Off- and Off-Off Broadway theatre companies in New York City.

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    James Mcknight

    The nonunion feature filmBlake's Divine Comedytells the story of poet and artist William Blake, a self-doubting English teacher.

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    NEW YORK CITY PRODUCTION LISTINGS

    Back Stage lists major U.S. film and TV productions that are currently casting or accepting submissions. On this page you'll find productions occurring in the greater New York area.

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    Accent-u-ate the Di-a-lect

    If you want to broaden your range of roles and give yourself the competitive edge, being proficient with accents and dialects is a great way to advance your career.

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    Swinging Lessons

    I recently landed a role as a swing at the only Equity theater in town.  I overlooked the notes about the swings also doing stage crew work.

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    Radical Solutions

    The acting world is not a kind one. Variations in income are a regular fact of life. But what if your steady but variable income takes a big hit? Like in half. How do you address that?

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    They Don't Call It 'Show Art'

    When it comes to the age - old dilemma of art versus commerce, young actors are likely to hear advice that falls anywhere between those two extremes. No wonder they're confused.