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    CENTERSTAGE: Playwrights Talk on Teaching Their Art

    How do aspiring playwrights learn their craft? Are programs in playwriting integral to a writer's career? What are the criteria for a good teacher of

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    Spotlight on Comedy - The Importance of Being Earnest

    Richard Kind is an actor's comedian: He sincerely means what his characters say. And as "Spin City"'s gullible flack, Kind means a lot to the show's smart, zippy urban comedy.by Rob

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    Face the Agents: Equity Seminar

    How does an unrepresented actor lure an agent? Does an actor need both an agent and a personal manager? Successful agents put straightforward answers to these and other questions when a crowd of 85 curious actors gathered on Mon., June 24 at the Actors' Equity Association Building to get an ...

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    "Sweeney" Slashes Competition in Conn.

    Goodspeed Opera House took a gamble on "Sweeney Todd" and it paid off, at least in terms of awards from the Connecticut Critics Circle. The dark Stephen Sondheim musical, a departure from the Goodspeed's tippy-tappy revivals, ran off with acclaim as Outstanding Production of a Musical as well as ...

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    "ONCE UPON A WOLF"

    Andrea Wilson (dir.) will hold auditions for Once Upon a Wolf. Rehearsals start Feb. 24. Performances run Apr. 28-May 26 at Granada Theatre. There is no pay.

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR: John C. McGinley - Written in Stone

    When I was 16, I saw Platoon for the first time. The movie made an indelible impression on me, and so did a young actor in the film. Though a small part of a film filled with moving performances, it was the character of Sgt. O'Neill, the wise-cracking and ...

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    FREE-FOR-ALL

    Throughout the summer, Back Stage will be listing events around New York that are free and open to the public, and what follows is a partial listing of events in the five boroughs for the week of July 29-Aug. 5. We would love to hear about other freebies, although we ...

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    Is Accepting Corp. Arts Sponsorship Selling Out? Panel Explores Non-Profits vs. "Good Buys'

    "Boy, if a company like American Airlines came to me and said they wanted to put its name on a theatre, a place that represents risk, adventure, and controversial ideas, I'd say God love "em and, baby, let's sign the checks

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    Congress to See Runaway Bill: SAG, DGA Collaborate with Congressmen To Protect All U.S. Filmmaking

    (BPI) LOS ANGELES-SAG and the DGA are working on federal legislation designed to stem the flow of runaway

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    Shurin Studio

    Sande Shurin has renamed her studio "Sande Shurin Acting Studio NY/LA" with the opening of a West Coast studio in Los Angeles. L.A. classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm at The Complex Theatre, 16472 Santa Monica Blvd., and are taught by Mark Kassen and Tony ...