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    Women Playwrights Worldwide Support Jailed Indonesian Artist

    In recent days, the international news media has been casting eyes on turmoil in Indonesia. The Asian country--with a population of 210 million--has witnessed riots and calls for the resignation of its 30-year leader, President

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    Indonesia Releases Noted Playwright, Drained but Active

    The Indonesian government has freed activist playwright Ratna Sarumpaet following a sudden, warp-speed trial which allowed for no defense rebuttal. Considered the country's most noted woman dramatist, Sarumpaet had been jailed for more than two months for anti-government activity. Despite obvious exhaustion, she immediately began public speaking after her ...

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    Broadway Flea Market Set for Fall

    Whether you want to appear on Broadway, meet a Broadway star, or merely bring home some Broadway memorabilia, the 11th annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction has what you need. This year's market will be held on Sept. 27 at Shubert Alley and W. 45th Street in Manhattan ...

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    NLRB Sits Down to Auditions Question

    Time's up on the question of Equity-only auditions, and the possible end of eligibility is in sight. A 45-day waiting period, during which the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) accepted comments on a proposed ruling to create separate Equity and non-union auditions, ended on April 14. The board will ...

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    Spot-Pact Strike Begins Worldwide

    Members of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists kicked off their strike against the commercial production industry Mon., May 1 with rallies in major cities nationwide. The strike, a walkout of 90,000 in SAG and 80,000 in AFTRA, involves a lucrative contract ...

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    Actorfest Offers Career Advice on Nov. 13

    Three career seminars cover job opportunities in different media: both finding employment and creating your own.

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    Denver, Primus Announce New Prize

    The Denver Center Theatre Company and the Francesca Ronnie Primus Foundation have announced a new playwrighting prize. Called the Francesca Primus Prize, after the late theatre critic and Back Stage columnist, the honor will carry a $3,000 cash award for the winning

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    FACE TO FACE: Alfred Uhry - After the "Ballyhoo"‹Comes the "Parade"

    Playwright Alfred Uhry suggests there's an irreconcilable gap between being Southern and being Jewish. "If you're a Southerner you're a Southerner for the rest of your life, whether or not you're living in the South anymore. In fact, southern Jews define themselves as Southern first, American ...