Shortage of Spotlights for Actors

November 18, 2014 7:18 PM

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When I moved to New York in 2003 I had big dreams; acting in Broadway plays, scoring a breakthrough role in a small film, and generally becoming the next Meryl Streep. But after a few humbling auditions, I realized I couldn't pay my rent with my ambition. Just because we make it in New York, doesn't mean we're making it in the ways we planned. And since being uncast meant I was already effectively behind-the-scenes, I decided to settle on a career working there.

From personal assisting a Victoria's Secret supermodel, to stage managing at a tiny theatre, to working for a reputable talent agency, and ending up as a book publicist, I've managed to feed my interests in various ways without actually taking the spotlight myself. And along the way, I've seen quite...

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