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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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    ISPA Conference Hits Highs and Lows

    The focus of the International Society for the Performing Arts' 49th annual conference will be "High Art/Popular Culture," and the conflicts and distinctions

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    New York City Opera Artists Authorize Strike

    The artists of the New York City Opera have voted to give the negotiating committee of their union, the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), the authorization to call a strike against City Opera. The vote comes just weeks before the opera's season-opening production of "Macbeth," scheduled to premiere ...

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    "Jesus Christ,' It Was Smoky!

    Holy smoke-or, at least, the smoke surrounding Jesus of Nazareth-has filled the Ford Center for the Performing Arts since "Jesus Christ, Superstar" held its first preview there Thurs., March 23. Although Actors' Equity Association claims there is no problem with the revival's use of the smoke, it has been ...

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    Karen Kondazian's The Actor's Way - No Acting, PleaseFor "Party of Five" casting director

    Patrick Rush,less acting is more, and truth books.Patrick Rush is the seventh of eight children and, like many of his siblings before him, was a child actor--though in his case, briefly. After two commercials and subsequent teasing by his classmates, he gave up acting at the age of ...

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    PROFILE: Big Fish in a Big Pond - Tuna titans Joe Sears and Jaston Williams discuss their ongoing theatrical phenomenon.

    Austin-based acting/writing partners Joe Sears and Jaston Williams are two of the most successful men in American theatre. They met at an audition for a Shakespeare company in 1973, years later collaborated on a party skit about a couple of hick deejays, and voilà: Greater Tuna (initially bankrolled by ...