The Working Actor

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    Training, Transitioning

    "I'm an actor who has made a bit of a career for myself working behind the camera. My problem is that I want to act full time, not just work as a camera operator."

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    School Rumination, Get the Picture

    I see people my age on TV and in films and wonder if that could be me if I were in New York or L.A. Might it be more advantageous for me to get closer to the centers of the industry?

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    Extra Benefits

    A certain casting office hired me for three days. They fitted me in a period costume and wanted my hair to be all one color; I had to be shorter than 5 feet 5 inches and of white European descent.

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    Swinging Lessons

    I recently landed a role as a swing at the only Equity theater in town.  I overlooked the notes about the swings also doing stage crew work.

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    Contact Hi, Teen Has-Been

    "Do I even have a shot? I'm not asking if I'm good enough. You probably can't tell me that through an email! But am I too old to keep this "silly" dream alive?"

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    More Perfect Union, Bard Games

    I recently finished a leading role in a national tour of a classic Shakespeare play, which I got rave reviews for. There was one problem: my castmates.

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    Change for a Dollar, This Week Only

    A couple of months ago, my agent there moved on to another company, so I feel even less loyal now. So, obviously, I'm thinking about looking for new reps.

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    Fears and Nerves

    "I have no reel. I have done three indies, four plays, and three local/Web commercials. I have some training. Should I even have the nerve to send headshots and résumés to agents?"

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    Disney Dilemma, Forgoing Feedback

    I would love to work on a Disney show. And I'm sure my 4-year-old would love it too. Though I live in New York, I would do whatever it took to go to California for work as well. Can you suggest someone I can email my info to?

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    Referral Riddle, Contact Conundrum

    The director and I got along really well. I could tell he was sincere when he said, "If you ever need a referral, let me know." How do I use this offer to my advantage?