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    WINTER/SPRING SPOTLIGHT ON ACTING SCHOOLS & COACHES: Quick Reference Guide

    For your convenience, Back Stage is providing a quick reference chart for the various acting schools and teachers. The six acting school categories below list by name or title in alphabetical

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    AGENTS

    Peter Strain & Associates, Inc., 1501 Broadway, Suite 2900, New York, NY 10036, (212) 391-0380 (E) (S)

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    DANCE DIARY: American Ballet's Dream Program

    A recent American Ballet Theatre program could have been a balletomane's dream: Anton Dolin's "Variations for Four," The "Pas de Deux" from Act I of Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Kenneth MacMillan; a world premiere called "Without Words," by Nacho Duato, and Anthony Tudor's Gala

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    FEATURE-LENGTH SCRIPTS

    Juri Koll (prod./dir.) is seeking feature-length scripts, any genre, no horror or sci-fi, with San Francisco as primary location. Three-month shoot starts Jan. 1 in Northern California. Send script by Dec. 1 to 1010 Bush St., #101, San Francisco, CA 94109. For information e-mail artworld1 @yahoo.com.

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    MTV SPEC SPOT

    Steve Sarno (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for a 35mm MTV spec spot for Art Center. Shoot starts late Feb. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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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 ...

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    Elton Revisits Revised "Aida' Composer Lauds Show 10 Days After Hissy-Fit Walkout

    Elton John returned to the Palace Theatre last Thursday to re-preview his new Broadway musical "Aida" and declared the production, which is scheduled to open March 23, "an 11 on a scale of one to 10." This was only 10 days after the composer, who collaborated on "Aida" with lyricist ...

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    SAG-AFTRA Panel Set to Fight Ageism

    One of the more insidious aspects of discrimination is the way it frequently makes victims feel, or come to feel, that it's inevitable. People who face increasingly common incidents of ageism may feel embarrassed and, even worse, helpless. But they don't have