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You killed at your audition, you have a great reputation in the community. You’re in a kick-ass show. Now how do you maintain this magic to make sure that you are moving forward in your acting career? For sure, don’t piss off your director. Hollywood is known for it’s good actors. And believe me, your director can be one of them.  Behind many a smile, “No worries”, or “We’ll make it work” phrase, could be a determined decision to never to work with you again. Surely not everything that an actor does is judged harshly, but there are a few unpardonable sins to be avoided and some things that are an absolute must.

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I am excited to share a wonderful show with you that is heartfelt, poignant, and a great fit for a theatre of any size. Out Of My Head is a thought-provoking musical portrait by Ryan Scott Oliver and Kirsten Guenther. Minimal scenic and costume requirements make Out Of My Head easy to produce on a shoestring budget. In addition, I think your cast will love delving into the characters — they are complex, deeply-layered, and provide excellent training opportunities in character development. The collaborative nature of the show lends itself to a wonderful ensemble experience. 

 

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PLaybill.com What is Sound Design and Why Did It Lose its Tony Pic

This article written by Michael Gioia for Playbill.com about the art of theatrical sound design was incredibly informative. It provides great insight into this often unknown and misunderstood artform.           Legendary sound designer Abe Jacob will be recognized for his career in the field at the Live Design Awards, but this season’s sound designers will not be recognized by the Tony Awards. Jacob explains why the art form is important and why these designers should be honored on Broadway’s biggest night.

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Charlotte Sweet is one of that increasingly rare breed: an original musical. And this “madcap musical,” as it was billed, sure is original. Lyricist/librettist Michael Colby and composer Gerald Jay Markoe delivered the unexpected with their delightfully unusual show which premiered at New York’s intimate Westside Arts Theatre on August 12, 1982 and ran for over 100 performances. JAY Records has recently brought the complete Original Cast Recording ...

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I love collaborations. I was thrilled when Stage Rights contacted me with their awesome idea to create a blog where theatre people doing theatre people stuff could contribute and learn and share. A fabulous colleague at AACT recently made this great point about how important it is to take the time to share (information). That's it -taking the time. Take the time to read a blog (like Stage Writes!). Take the time to be part of a larger group of people or organizations. 

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