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    Stavellie Salomon

    Stavellie Salomon was not supposed to be an actor. In fact, the Scotland native and youngest of 12 children has spent most of her life trying to live up to her family's desire that she be a doctor.

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    Production Chart NY

    Back Stage lists major U.S. film, TV and theatre productions that are currently casting or accepting submissions. On this page you'll find productions occurring in the New York City area. Check for new listings every Thursday!

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    Ria Erlich

    Some folks save their true passions for after retirement. Ria Erlich always knew deep inside that acting was her calling, but she kept putting it off in favor of a "real" job.

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    Lauren Graham Close to the Source

    For actress Lauren Graham, the role of Lorelai Gilmore in the critically acclaimed TV show The Gilmore Girls is just the kind of character she had been looking for. Graham portrays a 32-year-old single mother of an independent and cerebral 16-year-old. Lorelai walks the thin divide between friend and parent ...

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    Talent Never Ages

    Sometimes, I can't believe it. I'm performing with an Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner, with a woman whose career shines alongside those of many of Hollywood's brightest stars.

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    Those Devilish Deduction Details

    You should always consider itemizing your tax deductions, because most actors spend considerable sums on their careers in the course of a year.

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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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    The Art of the Ask

    Having conversations and building relationships with people who are established in this industry can significantly accelerate the development of your career.

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    Replacing in a Role

    Actors replace other actors in long-running shows in a variety of circumstances, most of them fraught in one way or another. Some actors follow the role's originator, others have to play iconic characters, and still others must tackle particularly difficult parts.

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    Unmasked

    Sure, it's not impossible that a "Freaks and Geeks" spinoff will land at your feet, but for most auditions, acne is not considered an asset.