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    How Shakespeare Can Make You a Better Actor

    Stanley Wells, perhaps the greatest living authority on William Shakespeare’s life and work, tells Backstage readers about his all-time favorite performances, and how actors are necessary to bring “fresh illumination” to the Bard’s words.

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    Why Theater in Schools Is Important

    Backstage chats with the Educational Theatre Association’s executive director Julie Woffington about getting theater into school programs, how the organization supports teachers and students alike, and the new program it has introduced to help high-poverty areas practice theater.

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    Paul Barry’s Progressive Approach to Acting Classes

    L.A.-based acting teacher Paul Barry keeps his classes small, his curriculum fluid based on the personalities in class that day, and on occasion, lets you pay whatever you want.

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    Looking for a Stage?

    If you’re developing a one-person show or cabaret act, chances are, if you’re the right fit, the historic Joe’s Pub can help expand your professional network and fulfill your creative dreams.

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    How to Get an Edge on Your Vocal Competition

    Edge Studio works out of New York, Los Angeles, Connecticut, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C., to ensure voice actors have the right tools and coaches to give clients what they’re looking for and keep getting hired. Backstage chats with studio founder David Goldberg for an inside look at the ...

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    The 3 Most Common Social Media Mistakes

    Actor-Entrepreneur (and Backstage Expert!) Tony Howell chats about his company, Creative Social Media; the three most common mistakes actors make on Twitter, Instagram, and the like; and how social media is changing the industry.

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    6 Ways the Flea Theater Can Support YOU

    The Off-Off-Broadway theater’s producing director Carol Ostrow tells Backstage how young artists can launch their careers, both at the Flea and in NYC.

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    Need a New Headshot?

    L.A.-based actors looking for new headshots at a reasonable price should consider jumping into the back of the Headshot Truck. Backstage chats with co-founders Adam Hendershott and William Harper about their road to the world’s first mobile photo studio.

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    1 New Opportunity for LGBT Media Makers

    Backstage chats with Millennia Scope Entertainment founder Shahid Manning about his not-for-profit’s goals to dispel homophobia by giving filmmakers of LGBT media a leg up in the industry.

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    The 2nd Annual Austin WebFest Is Now Accepting Submissions

    David L. Carter, the festival’s chief information officer, reveals to Backstage what makes a Web series stand out in both content and marketing.