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    Pilar Padilla: Over Borders, Over Frontiers

    It's hard enough trying to land a leading role in your film debut. Now imagine auditioning for your first film role, to be played mostly in a language you don't speak. You might say Mexican actor Pilar Padilla was an unlikely choice to play the lead in Ken ...

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    Mare Winningham & Dennis Christopher

    Sometimes hit plays start or stay in L.A., but quite often they come from elsewhere—from London or New York or Chicago, or all the above. When they do make it here, awards and acclaim in tow, it's not unheard of for original or previous producers, cast, star ...

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    A Class of Touch

    If you've ever attended an acting conservatory, you're probably familiar with the Alexander Technique, a system of body alignment and correct posture and movement; most comprehensive training programs include it. If not, you may have wondered exactly what it is and why it's considered by many to ...

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    Andrew Ableson & Jeff Sugarman

    Andrew Ableson and Jeff Sugarman, currently appearing in Orson's Shadow at the Black Dahlia Theatre—as, respectively, Kenneth Tynan and Laurence Olivier—each carved out an impressive resumé prior to relocating to Los Angeles. Ableson, an English native with a background in multimedia performance, has numerous London stage credits ...

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    Obstacle Course

    We're all familiar with that important actor's tool, the objective, but don't forget the other "O" word: obstacles. Obstacles go hand in hand with objectives but are less frequently discussed, perhaps even misunderstood.

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    Beau and Jordan Bridges

    It helps to have a father who knows a little something about the biz—and a grandfather, an uncle, two brothers, and a sister. Indeed there's no shortage of talent in the acting dynasty started by actor Lloyd Bridges. Yet more than simply offering his sons that first break ...

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    God Channel

    Surely there is nothing more challenging for the modern stage actor than the Greek tragedies. By contrast even Shakespeare seems contemporary. A Greek play was originally a one-time event staged in an outdoor amphitheatre for thousands—the townspeople en masse. Tradesmen participated as the generic chorus. Actors wore masks to ...

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    Caroline Aaron: Back to the Source

    Not that long ago, had you told Caroline Aaron she would trade her cramped but beloved New York digs for a home in Los Angeles, she'd have called you crazy. But that's exactly what happened to the veteran stage and screen actor when she came to L.A ...

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    A Very Brady Sequel

    If you don't know who Wayne Brady is, you will. Many have already enjoyed his hilarious antics on the ABC improvisational comedy show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, hosted by Drew Carey. The talented Brady hopes if he keeps playing his cards right, audiences will get to know him ...

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    Self-Employed

    by Laura Weinert