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    Looks Bad on Paper

    When it comes to lying on your resume, be it a slight exaggeration or a full-blown falsehood, we can offer but one piece of advice: Don't. Not only does it irritate the casting director but there's no need for it.

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    Parent Trap, Photo Flap

    I'm an actor who happens to also be a mother—not a big deal. Like any professional, when I have a job, I balance my work with life with my husband and childcare.

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    Gotta Be Me

    Remember that old Army recruitment ad, "Be all you can be"? One of the ways to be all you can be when acting is to blend your own behavior with that of your character.

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    Teacher Travails

    We recently had a very bad experience with a neglectful, abusive, and incompetent studio teacher.

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    Chase McGuire... Got the Part!

    Not many actors get to play the lead in their first film, and not many have the chance to discover the depths of emotion required to take on such a role. But that's what happened to Chase McGuire.

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    Matt Smith On Peter Falk in 'A Woman Under the Influence'

    Seattle-based monologuist Matt Smith says "quiet" performances like Peter Falk's in "A Woman Under the Influence" inspire him to act.

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    Not Every Opportunity is Golden

    Working Actor Michael Kostroff reminds you that some job offers aren't worth accepting.

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    Harlem Stage's ‘E-Moves' Provides Choreographers Feedback

    Choreographers such as Edisa Weeks and Leslie Parker enjoy the mentorship program at Harlem Stage.

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    Splish Splash

    The first thing you need to know about soap operas is that no one in the industry calls them soap operas. We call them soaps. And they're a great way to kick-start your career.

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    Widespread Deconstruction

    Script analysis is what you do before you embark upon character development. It's the process by which you discover the broader context within which to make your personal choices.