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Big Voices in Small Theatre part 3

Susie K Taylor | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Susie K Taylor

When I moved back to Miami from NYC in 2000, I joined an amazing improv group called Laughing Gas. There I met Mr. Cesar Garcia. I will never forget ...

10 Things I Loved About the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.29.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Here's a question for you Angelenos: What has a 2000 person workforce, puts on more shows than any other theatre festival in the country, runs for over three weeks in June in dozens of theaters, and is probably Hollywood's longest party of the year?

Actor Nils Hognestad Performs in Front of a Live Audience on Some Assembly Required

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.27.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

There's something about Norwegian actor Nils Hognestad that melts me. Ever meet someone and you know they have something special, but you can't pinpoint it? Exactly. So now you know what, I mean who, is keeping me up at night!

Jason Gedrick of Amazon's 'Bosch,' Showtime's 'Dexter' and Now 'Beauty and the Beast' Discusses His Audition Process

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.26.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Santa Barbara boy Jason Gedrick works hard and plays hard. Sounds cliche, but this guy sure knows how to live life to its fullest. He works like a mad dog, and when it's time to relax, he writes, golfs, cooks and does boxing. Jason -- you can come cook for me any day.

French Actress Marie Mouté is a New Yorker!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.25.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

French actress Marie Mouté. Photographer: Diana Ragland, Makeup: Agostina, Hair: Candace Bossendorfer, Wardrobe: Jordan Grossman. Marie's Website M...

Anthony Mackie on Achieving Big Dreams

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Stacey Alcorn

I recently sat down with the 36-year-old actor, artist, and achiever of huge dreams, to discuss what it takes to realize your dreams in a business with massive barriers to entry.

The Most Risky Choice Is Not Making One

Shawn Tolleson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Shawn Tolleson

Do you ever find yourself unable to make a decision? Vacillating between two, three or even more choices? Each choice we make takes us down a road, or further down the road that we are on, and you want to make sure it's the right road!

Nadine Labaki on Life, Freedom and Cinema's True Power, in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

If there is one film that changed my life, it's Nadine Labaki's Caramel. It is the kind of movie I can watch again and again, and still find hidden within it new gems of wisdom and insights.

Women In The Performing Arts: Karen Kohlhaas

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment
Mary Anna Dennard

As I enter the home stretch of my series, Women In The Performing Arts, I am struck by the enormous and diverse talents of these remarkable women and the difference they are making in the lives of young artists.

Top 5 Tips for Your Next Cannes Film Festival

Sonia Laszlo | Posted 06.02.2015 | Entertainment
Sonia Laszlo

The glamorous Cannes Filmfestival is much more than just a film festival where the French welcome world cinema. Apart from one of the most prestigious festivals, it is also a marketplace for many things.

What Is It Like to Be the Voice of a Disney Character?

Quora | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

What little girl doesn't dream of being a princess, especially a DISNEY princess? Ever since I watched The Little Mermaid as a child, I've been singing to lobsters, and calling forks and spoons, "gizmos and gadgets."

Taye Diggs To Star In Broadway's 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch'

Reuters | Gordon Cox | Posted 05.20.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Taye Diggs will return to Broadway for the first time in a decade in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," stepping into the musica...

Fury Island

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.20.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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What I Have Learned About Child Modeling

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

My advice is if you child does enter this world, know as a parent you are there for only a few things: support, transportation and guardianship.

Edie Falco Says Goodbye to Nurse Jackie

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Sarah Beauchamp

When the director yells "cut," Falco knows she can take off her scrubs and return home to her children, her real life.

Cheryl Williams, The Mentor Who Goes Above And Beyond

Anna Snapp | Posted 05.08.2015 | Education
Anna Snapp

She teaches her students to listen closely to the rhythm of Shakespeare's words and find meaning in them. She teaches her students to not just find meaning in these ancient texts, but also to find meaning in every day human relationships.

Actor David Banks of CUT! Tells Us His Most Disgusting Habit

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

David Banks is known for his comedic performances in over 100 commercials, however this chameleon has been breaking out and taking on darker roles. Currently he's celebrating theatrical release of CUT! which he co-wrote and starred in. Twitter: @Dynamitedork

Actress Candice Patton of The Flash Dishes About On Set - Part I

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Candice is a talker! Her meaty answers forced me to break this up into a two-parter. I must say, if I'm going to be forced into something, I'm glad it was by Candice! How do you like that pic she took just for this interview?!

Brotherly Love's Eric D. Hill Gives a Shout Out to Single Moms!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Eric D. Hill is known for his character R.J., one of Vee's foster kids, on Netflix's Orange is the New Black. He's spreading his wings into film! Follow Eric on Twitter: @realehill and the film Brother Love at #BrotherlyLoveTheMovie . Photo by Melissa Hamburg.

What's It Like Working on a Film in Sub-Zero Temps Without Cell Phone Access?

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Call these actors crazy or call them troopers - either way, their bravery in treading through harsh weather and barely any internet or cell phone access is what helped make Astraea come to life.

ReThink Review: Clouds of Sils Maria -- Actors Can Be Smart

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

An actor's preparation is one of the main subjects of the excellent Clouds of Sils Maria, where Stewart co-stars with the luminous Juliette Binoche in a film that reveals aspects of an actor's life few ever see.

My First Bald Photoshoot!

Jackie Nguyen | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Jackie Nguyen

Six months ago, I was finishing up a musical in North Carolina when all of my hair started falling out due to Alopecia. By September, I was completely bald.

Kyra Zagorsky of Helix Loves Guac -- Who Knew?!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 05.30.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Oh Helix fans! You know who you are. No hiding. Especially if you want to see what Kyra Zagorsky just told me! Is Kyra the hottest doctor or what?!

What Are The TL;DR Versions Of Shakespeare Plays?

Quora | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Quora

Antony and Cleopatra: Pretending to be dead to make your lover sorry doesn't work.

How Practice Perfects Us: Ethan Hawke and Seymour Bernstein At Their Best

Adele Scheele | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Adele Scheele

Hawke's documentary film captures that intimate conversation in which Seymour Bernstein bares his soul and reveals his true passion -- to transform young, gifted pianists into fine interpreters of music.