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    Tara Henry

    Actor Tara Henry is the first to admit that the best adventures are ones you don't plan. "You know what? I'm just going to go for it," she says. "I'm going to try and see what happens."

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    Having the Proper Tools

    Shakespeare famously wrote that, "All the world is a stage..." But ask virtually any actor today, and they'll tell you a big chunk of the world is now actually a sound stage.

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    The Art of the Ask

    Having conversations and building relationships with people who are established in this industry can significantly accelerate the development of your career.

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    Budgeting Your Movie

    For an actor, New York is one of the best cities on earth. It’s also one of the most expensive. Professionals in the business suggest saving three months’ worth of expenses before moving here, particularly if you don’t yet have a job or a place to live.

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    Replacing in a Role

    Actors replace other actors in long-running shows in a variety of circumstances, most of them fraught in one way or another. Some actors follow the role's originator, others have to play iconic characters, and still others must tackle particularly difficult parts.

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    Burning Desires

    After Tommy Gavin jerks awake from a claustrophobic, smoke-filled dream, the first words we hear in the pilot episode of FX's acclaimed firefighting drama,Rescue Me,would make the average network censor blush.

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    Agnes Is at It Again

    "Agnes de Mille's work represents an important period of American choreography that has been lost," says choreographer Liza Gennaro, daughter of Broadway and television choreographer Peter Gennaro. "What she did in terms of movement innovation and finding a movement language for a character is something you rarely see in ...

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    Ditto for D.C., Reading List

    "I was wondering if by any chance you can recommend a couple of acting books that will help me in my career. I need to learn how to get my confidence up—I get so nervous in auditions."