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    Ask and You May Receive

    With so many elements of our lives in other people's hands-agents, casting directors, producers, directors-it's easy to feel as if we have little control over our careers. But there is one place we have much more control than we imagine: the audition room.

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    Read the Entire Script Before the Audition

    When auditioning, a really common mistake is to not read the entire script. Oftentimes actors will just look at the lines for their own character. When you arrive at an audition, the first thing you should do is read the full script.

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    Replete With Misinformation

    I write in response to Back Stage's April 1 opinion piece by Sam Mraovich entitled "Forget the Unions, Make a Film."

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    A Bit of English in Times Square

    "Be careful what you wish for. It might come true!" my dad once said to six-year-old me when I mentioned my ambition to move to New York City and become an actress.

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    Thoughts from Acting School Alums and Working Actors

    "Starting your own company and producing your own plays in a major market is a viable alternative to sitting in a theater lobby all day, waiting for someone to give you a shot."

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    Julia Murney on Audra McDonald in 'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess'

    Julia Murney of "The Wild Party" and "Wicked" celebrates Audra McDonald's work in the Gershwin revival.

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    Truth and Lies in Filmmaking

    After spending years raising financing and developing my script, we were finally days away from production. I wanted the performances in our movie to be fresh and nuanced, and I was afraid to over-rehearse

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    Body Language

    Diet. Rest. Massage. Martial arts. Acupuncture. Dance classes. Yoga. Pilates. Stretches. Cycling. These are among the various ways that actors stay fit for physically demanding roles.

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    Cheryl King on Renewing the Play

    Playwright, director, and actor Cheryl King sheds light on learning how to prune and shape as a writer-performer.

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    Headshot Heaven and Resume Reality

    More than anything, the hardest thing for you as an actor to do when it comes to headshots-beside learning how to choose one and use one-is to truly commit securely to the image looking back at you.