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    How to Become a Master at Slating

    I’m seeing an epidemic of extremely uncomfortable actors in casting offices across the globe. Actors who are seemingly adept at tackling Shakespeare to Mamet have one major problem—slating.

  • Advice

    How to Handle Audition Nerves

    Casting Director Marci Liroff shares advice for how to stay focused and balanced in the audition room.

  • News

    23 Must-Follow L.A. CDs on Twitter

    We've compiled a list of 23 must-follow casting directors on Twitter. Whether they're tweeting about audition tips or just reacting to what they're watching on TV, their insights can be beneficial. Besides, it doesn't hurt having your name pop up as a notification in their Twitter ...

  • Advice

    3 Common Audition Attitudes and How To Change Them

    Showing up is taking action for your career. It’s the physical presence at the appointment coupled with the emotional presence in the room. It’s being prepared to do your part of the job.

  • Advice

    4 Hot Tips For Being Off-Book

    For the first audition, we expect you to be completely familiar with the material, to have read the script if available, and to have made distinct character choices. You can look down at your sides for reference as long as your head isn’t buried in them.

  • Advice

    How To Audition for 'Book of Mormon'

    Kate Boka, casting associate for the Broadway and touring productions of “The Book of Mormon,” shares her audition advice.

  • News

    6 Tips to Get the Most From Your Backstage Profile

    Our in-house casting experts provide Backstage users with some important guidelines to utilize their profiles to the fullest extent and get cast!

  • Advice

    15 Ways to Be Happy in 2013

    In the tradition of New Year’s resolutions, here are a few things that might just make it a little easier, even a little more fun, as you create your practice.

  • Advice

    Why Table Reads Are Just as Important as Auditions

    You got cast, sure, but are you prepared for the next step?

  • Advice

    Is Your Agent One of the Good Guys?

    Producer and casting director Marci Liroff has 35 years of experience working with agents and managers to bring actors in for auditions—and she knows what going the extra mile can mean.