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    Political Play: Getting Ahead as an Actor

    Should represented actors—that is, those lucky enough to have an agent and/or manager—attend EPAs? Answer: Yes.

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    Charting Your Career With Software

    It's called PerformerTrack, but it's really much more than just an "online version." For helping actors keep track of all aspects of their professional lives, it's one of the most comprehensive bits of software I've encountered.

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    Ron DeStefano

    Ron DeStefano was going to be a chemist; he only took a job doing summer stock to say goodbye to performing before grad school. But he was passionate about being on stage.

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    Astaire Award Nominees Talk About Dancing on Broadway

    The 2011 Astaire Award Nominees spoke to Back Stage about their dance training and how to make it as a performer in New York.

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    Are Your Dance Classes Working for You?

    Most professional dancers today came of age during the era of the megastudio, enormous dance facilities that feature instructors teaching many different kinds of classes under one roof.

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    Actors' Motivations, Callback Proclamations

    Why do people like acting? If you ask me, it's sadomasochistic. Lots of movie characters have things happen to them that you definitely wouldn't want happening to you in real life.

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    The Sundance App Puts the Festival at Your Fingertips

    Trying to keep track of all the screenings, events, people, and parties at the Sundance Film Festival just got a little easier, if you happen to carry a smartphone.

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    Life as a Character Actor

    People ask, "Why do you like doing so many different characters?" I always answer, "Why wouldn't you?" That's why you got into acting in the first place.

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    Mini Red Satan

    Welcome to the dark nether world of comedy where ita?"s better to laugh alone in Hell, than laugh with the masses at a Disney movie

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    Regional Theater Roundelay

    It's 2010 and the theater gods have blessed you with your first out-of-town gig at a regional theater operating under Actors' Equity Association's League of Resident Theatres (LORT) contract.