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    Into the Words

    In the beginning, there is the playwright. Then there is you. When the playwright and you, the actor, merge, when the playwright's words and your innermost self—your memories and thoughts and feelings—connect, the result is what we call a "character." Script analysis is a useful first step ...

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    Pricey Program, Hostage to Housing

    Last year I auditioned for a New York acting conservatory program that was on an audition tour. The feedback I received was that I am very talented, but because I did not have a strong enough résumé they were not going to accept me.

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    Just Breathe

    "You can't control what people are going to think of your audition, but you can control everything else."

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    Newcomer Conundrum, Curse Clarification

    I've heard a lot lately that casting directors are only looking at those with credits right now. What should I do?

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    NEW YORK CITY PRODUCTION LISTINGS

    Back Stage lists major U.S. film and TV productions that are currently casting or accepting submissions. On this page you'll find productions occurring in the greater New York area.

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    Kat Higgins

    Auditioning for the feature filmDough Boystaught Kat Higgins that sometimes attitude really is everything. "The lead role of Katy... was originally given to a different actress," Higgins says.

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    AA Meeting, Extra Help

    I took a commercial class and got called in by a very big, well-respected agency. It's been three weeks since then and I haven't heard from them at all. I sent thank-you cards right after our meeting, but what do I do now?

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    From Better to Curse

    Nancy Raffa, currently ballet mistress for American Ballet Theatre, is appearing onstage in "The Sleeping Beauty." She is the witch, Carabosse, who curses Aurora with the prediction that as a teen, she will prick her finger and die.

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    Maryland Meltdown, Wardrobe Worry

    What advice can you give a 30-something mother from Maryland who has spent half her life dreaming of working as an actress in New York?

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    What Do You Know Now That You Didn't Know When You Started Casting?

    "In voiceover casting, I have learned that the actors who take a risk and fully commit to what they're doing usually get the part."