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Sascha Radetsky “Center Stage”, soloist, American Ballet Theatre

Something obvious but oftentimes overlooked or discounted is the aptitude to learn choreography quickly. Of course, the most spectacular of dancers can afford to lack this ability, but the rest of the dance world cannot, and the absorbent, focused dancer is universally appreciated. To learn quickly is another of those less conventional attributes that can be useful in achieving success as a dancer, especially if that dancer does not stand out in other ways.

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Rosa Blasi, “Strong Medicine”, Second City, Bold and The Beautiful

I say DONT move to Los Angeles, until you have earned it as an actor. EXHAUST EVERY POSSIBILITY in Chicago, NY, Dallas, Miami, or whatever town you are closest to. THEN, and only then, come out here with experience and confidence. Not just cuz you have a $200 headshot. I came out here with over 40 theatre shows on my resume and that is why I was signed the first week. That is why right away I was taken seriously etc.

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Meet The Walking Elephant Theatre Company

Say hello to WALKING ELEPHANT THEATRE COMPANY: To create their current production, “Prop 8 Love Stories”, actors 7 to 17 years old interviewed 8 couples (3 mixed gender and 5 same gender) about love, life and discrimination.  Now watch these young actors portray those couples, word for word, in the most potent, moving, and hilarious theatre you’ve ever seen.

We sat down with Artistic Director, Brian Glenn Bryson to discuss the company, their process, and their upcoming tour to off-Broadway.

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Filmmaker Jason Kohl on casting, shooting, and a new way to finance your independent films

“I think actors are the scariest part for any young director. The camera is a machine that gives responses based on pressing buttons etc. An actor is a human being who requires an individual approach and will offer feedback if they’re not satisfied. So many directors hide behind the camera and become frustrated when the actors don’t give them what they want in the editing room.”

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Eric Millegan, Broadway actor, Fox’s “Bones”

I think the tough decisions force you to figure out what you really want. Back in 1999, I took a job with Disney Cruise Line. I didn’t really want to leave NYC and put my Broadway dreams on hold, but I did it because I liked the roles and the money was good. Well, a few weeks in, they changed the roles that I would be playing… So I quit the job and returned home to NYC. My first audition back was for the Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar. I booked it, but even if I hadn’t, at least I was putting myself in position to get what I wanted.