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    8 Actor-Writers All Thespians Should Study

    Actor-writers take note: There’s a lot to be learned from the work of today’s hardest-working multi-hyphenates of the stage. Are you the next Lin-Manuel Miranda or Lisa Kron?

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    Playing On Air Is a Must-Listen for Theater Artists

    Your new favorite audio podcast series features one-acts from top playwrights such as David Ives and Lynn Nottage—performed by some of the best actors around, including Audra McDonald, Mamie Gummer, and Bobby Cannavale!

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    New in Call Sheet: Entertainment Industry Contacts & Resources

    Call Sheet features details about hundreds of casting directors, talent agents, managers, production companies, theaters, schools, and film festivals. The online version of Call Sheet is fully searchable and includes tons of exclusive listings updated daily. And now the new Fall-Winter 2015 issue of Call Sheet is available at a ...

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    1 Way to Help Artistically Driven Youth

    Urban Arts Partnership members Rosie Perez, CEO Philip Courtney, and alum Alyssa Saunders sat down with Backstage for AOL Build to chat about the benefits of the arts education program.

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    On the High Seas of Performance Success

    Backstage chats with Carnival creatives Kristin Alexis Turner and John Tartaglia about the perks of working on a cruise line, why it’s great for your performance arsenal, and unexpected talents you’ll acquire!

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    Creating Spectacle on a Cruise Ship

    Danny Teeson has directed and choreographed for Princess Cruises for eight years. He talks about why he loves the freedom his job gives him.

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    1st Annual Statera Foundation Conference Empowers Women in Theater

    The foundation’s co-founder Melinda Vaughn told Backstage how its inaugural conference in Cedar City, Utah, allowed female theatermakers to re-evaluate and reinvigorate issues of gender parity in regional theaters across America.

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    Clubbed Thumb’s 5 Insights Into Forming a Theater Company

    Founder and producing artistic director Maria Striar breaks down what it’s like to found a company that develops new plays, and gives actors tips on what she looks for in auditions.

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    11 Things to Do to Wrap Up Your Summer Stock Gig

    It’s almost August, which means your summer stock theater gig will be over soon and it’ll be back to reality. Soon you’ll have to wrap things up, and it won’t be easy. Here are 11 things you can do now to make the transition back to ...

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    The Drama Book Shop’s 100(ish) Years

    Offering a slew of resources to thespians in Midtown Manhattan, the theater bookstore readies its centennial celebration—although its origin story is a little unclear.