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    Alexander von Roon

    When von Roon, a distinctly European actor who grew up in Germany and Croatia, read for a secondary role, the director and producer enjoyed his audition so much they cast him in the lead role.

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    When Computers Crash

    All is not lost, however, even if you haven't backed up. When your computer crashes, some data, if not all, may be recoverable without going to an expensive data-recovery company.

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    Comedy Clubs

    The following is a list of various comedy clubs throughout the United States. Some may have open mike nights, while others may only book established comedians through talent bookers.

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    Iris Karina...Got the Part

    A notice for a project described as "a feast for the senses from the 19th century in a 20-minute film about the pros of cooking with cannabis" caught Iris Karina's eye online.

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    Terry Schreiber on Mark Rylance in 'La Bete' and 'Jerusalem'

    Mark Rylance is an ideal example of what a stage actor should be. Not only is he truthful and courageous in his own character development; he is also generous and supportive to the actors with whom he works.

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    Are Actors Swayed by Other Performers?

    When playing a classical or other oft-performed role, to what degree do actors find themselves influenced—intentionally or unintentionally—by the performances of others?

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    Actor Jealousy and Comparisons

    Comparisons, they happen. Especially in group settings such as the collaboration that is the performing arts. And they can destroy the harmony and productivity of any project.

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    Read the Entire Script Before the Audition

    When auditioning, a really common mistake is to not read the entire script. Oftentimes actors will just look at the lines for their own character. When you arrive at an audition, the first thing you should do is read the full script.

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    Theatrically Inclined

    Over the course of her career, Studio City, Calif.–based casting director Beth Holmes has been tasked with tracking down a 75-year-old diver, a bona fide bullfighter, and "a 5-foot-tall wrestler of Latino heritage."

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    Audition Tension

    Nancy Mayans thinks about what happens to the body as concern mounts. She worries that the result could be the actor's body tightening before an audition.