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    Audition Tension

    Nancy Mayans thinks about what happens to the body as concern mounts. She worries that the result could be the actor's body tightening before an audition.

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    Putting a Show Up Against the Odds

    While nonunion talent in Florida is scarce, the overwhelmingly talented and trained actors who make their way to New York are saliva-inducing to a playwright-composer like I am.

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    Shauna Rose Davis

    When director Adam Christian Clark was looking to cast the part of a 22-year-old intern who was "sexy in a 1940s kind of way," none of the actors he saw fit the bill. That was until he came across 13-year-old Shauna Rose Davis' headshot.

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    Coming to a Smartphone Near You

    Today, f you don't have an app, you're committing the sin of ignoring customers who have embraced apps like a previous generation embraced the Hula-Hoop.

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    Theatrically Inclined

    Over the course of her career, Studio City, Calif.–based casting director Beth Holmes has been tasked with tracking down a 75-year-old diver, a bona fide bullfighter, and "a 5-foot-tall wrestler of Latino heritage."

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    A Kick to the Head

    I seem destined to be that actor that gets pummeled, kicked, and bruised every time I try to do a stunt. But why?  "Was I doing something wrong?" I asked.

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    David Rockwell on Curiosity and 13,000-Pound Trains

    The award-winning architect and set designer was recently nominated for 2015 Tony Awards for both “On the Twentieth Century” and “You Can’t Take It With You.”

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    Haven't Got a Prayer

    I am moving to New York City from Oman to start an acting career. I am a devout Muslim, and I was wondering what forums and opportunities there are for Muslims in the New York theater.

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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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    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.