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    Playing Iconic Roles

    Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Williams, Miller—all these playwrights and many more wrote memorable roles that over time have become iconic.

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    Stephen Tobolowsky Talks Life on a Press Tour

    Stephen Tobolowsky talks promotional brass tacks in support of his “Dangerous Animals Club,” from Simon & Schuster

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    Grace Gawthrop

    According to director Ryan Barger, "a degree of naturalism" and an ability to "give extremely simple dialogue an emotional subtext" made Grace Gawthrop the best candidate for the role of Eleanor in his film Anniversary.

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    Jocelyn O'Neil

    In the past year, as nonunion actor Jocelyn O'Neil shifted her focus from theater to on-camera work, she was cast in five films she found thanks to Back Stage.

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    Solving the Puzzle

    Lisa Miller Katz lives for those moments of discovery, those special auditions when she knows an actor's nailed a part.

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    Turning Pro

    Acting school is an important tool to help you become an artist. However, a professional is defined as "one who follows an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain."

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    Elspeth Carden

    Pasadena native and actor Elspeth Carden is never one to shy away from a challenge. So when she was offered the role of Antipholus of Syracuse in Bellflower Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors she grabbed on with both hands.

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    Aaron Houle

    More than ever, actors are getting tired of waiting around for other people to cast them and are taking matters into their own hands. Talbot Perry Simons realized he had the potential to direct his own feature film after an improvised scene about Vietnam vets received applause in his acting ...

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    Eyal Sherf

    That Eyal Sherf was an Israeli-born Jew playing a Nazi in the dark musicalCabaretseemed significant and curious to almost everyone except Eyal Sherf.

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    Tiltpod Gives You a Tripod Anywhere

    Any video you make of yourself has to look good. One thing that can help: Gomite's Tiltpod.