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  • Advice

    1 Way to Get Closer to Your Broadway Dreams

    Backstage chats with the director of education at the Broadway Dreams Foundation about what opportunities the not-for-profit has to offer actors of all ages with dreams of standing on stage on the Great White Way.

  • News

    5 Chances to Get Cast

    Check out these five casting notices off Backstage.com from Georgia to Los Angeles and Portland to see if any would be a good fit for you.

  • News

    The Science of One-Act Theater

    Where theater and sci-fi geeks coexist! Kicking off its second year, Sci-Fest LA: the Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival, will feature sci-fi and fantasy greats for two nerd demographics.

  • Advice

    Why Theater in Schools Is Important

    Backstage chats with the Educational Theatre Association’s executive director Julie Woffington about getting theater into school programs, how the organization supports teachers and students alike, and the new program it has introduced to help high-poverty areas practice theater.

  • News

    6 Chances of Get Cast

    If you haven’t had time to peruse our casting notices this week, we did some leg work for you! Here are six projects, including film, commercials, and television, that could be a perfect fit!

  • News

    Equity Approves New 99-Seat Rule Over Member Objections

    Actors’ Equity Association imposed Tuesday a $9-per-hour minimum wage for actors on Los Angeles’ mid-size theaters. Equity’s national council voted to move ahead with the plan despite overwhelming opposition from the union’s Los Angeles membership.

  • News

    8 Chances to Get Cast

    Check out these eight opportunities including Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s new HBO series, the Broadway and touring production of “Matilda,” and short films on both coasts, as well as a new AMC pilot down in Louisiana.

  • News

    L.A. Comedy Gets Super Serious

    A monthly comedy show, featuring the likes of Ian Karmel (“Chelsea Lately”), T.J. Miller (“Silicon Valley”), Mike Lawrence (“Conan”), and more, is coming to L.A.’s the Virgil, complete with high-production video and Mexican food.

  • News

    9 Chances to Get Cast

    With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to nail audition so you have something to talk about when Aunt Vera or Uncle Miguel ask how the acting is going! Here are nine from this past week on Backstage for you to consider!

  • Interview

    Why Even Friendship Can’t Make Rehearsals Easy

    Laura Linney and Seth Numrich bring novelist Patricia Highsmith (“The Talented Mr. Ripley”) to life at the Geffen Playhouse in Joanna Murray-Smith’s “Switzerland” through April 19.