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    8 Places to Study Your Craft Abroad

    Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, improve your technique, or make international connections, here are eight international theater training programs where you can expand your craft and your world.

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    Are You Ready to File Your Taxes?

    According to tax expert Chuck Sloan, owner of Chuck Sloan & Associates, the single most important thing an actor can do is to keep a record of auditions—otherwise, the IRS may consider your career a “hobby”!

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    Backstage’s 51 Cover Stories of 2014

    “High Maintenance,” Lupita Nyong’o, Kevin Spacey, Judy Greer—from the looks of the Backstage covers, it’s been a pretty epic year! Relive 2014 with us as we look back on our year in cover stories!

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    12 Easy Things Actors Can Resolve to Do in 2015

    The new year is a glorious time to start fresh and improve upon the things you let fall by the wayside in the previous months. Take any of these simple resolutions and get to work!

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    11 Actors in Wes Anderson’s Troupe

    Having expertly assembled a motley crew of talent, Anderson’s productions are made even more enjoyable (and often hilarious) by those who bring them to life. Here are 11 actors in the writer-director's troupe!

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    7 Places to See (and Perform) Solo Shows in NYC & L.A.

    While performers can often find a happy solo premiere at fringe festivals and smaller theater venues, here are seven New York and Los Angeles based groups dedicated exclusively to the development and performance of solo work!

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    Golden Globes 2015: ‘Birdman’ and ‘Fargo’ Lead Nominations

    The 72nd Annual Golden Globe nominations put “Birdman” and “Fargo” in first place in film and television, respectively. See who else is up for top honors!

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    Sundance 2015 Sees Funny Actors in New Light

    Comedians such as Sarah Silverman and Jack Black are taking on dramatic roles in the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, which runs Jan. 22–Feb. 1 in Park City, Utah.

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    Acting Coach Maria Capp Tackles Suicide & Crisis Intervention in New Production

    The acting coach is making her west coast directing-production debut with “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” which is based on the “Peanut” comic strip characters and tackles themes of suicide, youth identity, and self-discovery.

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    18 Films to See in December

    With awards season contenders on the rise, here are 18 films to close out a strong year in films including “Selma,” “American Sniper,” “Wild,” “Top Five,” and others.