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    Jason Alexander on the cast of 'Network'

    I've been part of some amazing ensembles in my career. So I am always more impressed by the work of an ensemble. Ensembles are a special kind of magic.

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    Looking Back, Moving On

    If you've auditioned for a commercial in Los Angeles at any time in the past 28 years, you've likely been in Danny Goldman's office.

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    The Dark Side of 'Extinction'

    "I didn't have reservations about doing 'Extinction,' but I am select about who I bring to the play," asserts Stefanie E. Frame, who plays first-time hooker Victoria in the dark drama by Gabe McKinley.

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    4 Must-Know Regional Dance Companies

    From sea to shining sea, here is a selection of top-notch dance studios open to everyone from beginners and kids to potential “So You Think You Can Dance” contestants.

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    To Wait or Not to Wait for a Job in China

    Michael Kostroff reminds readers that nothing is anything until it's something -- even a job in China.

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    Finding the Perfect Fit in the Commercial World

    With more than 3,000 commercials under her belt, Los Angeles casting director Megan Foley has populated TV spots for clients ranging from Budweiser to American Express.

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    Qualities for Casting Comedies

    "I love when an actor focuses on the action and truth of the scene instead of trying to be funny." --Daniel Talbott, New York; founding artistic director, Rising Phoenix Rep

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    How To Guide: Do It Yourself

    Back Stage's guide to all the ways you can take the reigns, from setting up your own theater company, to obtaining work visas, to paying quarterly taxes.

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    From Class to Art

    Acting students, if they're lucky, find classes that are satisfying, challenging, and fully worth the time and money. But once in a while, they wind up in a class that rises above and beyond mere satisfaction.

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    Eric Kochmer

    When the notice for the film 'Dialogues' appeared in Back Stage, Eric Kochmer was immediately interested. 'Dialogues' is experimental film director Owen Land's narrative feature about his own experiences from the late 1960s to the early '80s.