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    RANDOM SIGHTINGS: Dysfunction Junction

    900 Oneonta was a play that had to be written. David Beaird had to write it. 900 Oneonta-not just the play, but the story of how it finally arrived onstage at the Odyssey-qualifies as some kind of

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    Performers, Take Note:

    The theatres and play development groups listed are a rich source of potential work for actors. Many maintain troupes which perform the work of several playwrights during the course of a year. Others maintain talent files which are open to directors, playwrights, and potential producers.

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    Back Stage West's Actorfest '99: A Day for Actors

    Saturday, April 17, 1999; 9 a.m. to 4

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    A Day at Fringe U: P.R. and Marketing Off-Off-Broadway

    For theatre professionals, an important unsung resource provided by the recent New York City Fringe Festival was Fringe U. Produced in association with PAR (Performing Arts Resources), Fringe U is the "thinking/talking" component of Fringe NYC.

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    Spreading the Word: Garnering Publicity for Your Play or Project

    Though this week's feature focuses on new-play development, I'm going to jump way ahead in the playwright's overall scheme and talk about the art of gathering press for a

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    WGA Calls for Copyright, Creative Control at 51st Awards

    Intended as a celebration of outstanding achievement, the 51st Annual Writers Guild Awards (WGA, East) last week emerged as a forum for advocates seeking return of writers' copyrights and greater creative control, specifically in

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    DANCE DIARY: Career Step

    The Next Step Gala, which benefits Career Transition For Dancers, recently took place at the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. The evening was a tribute to the late philanthropist Howard Gilman, who supported dance, medical research, and the protection of endangered species and the

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    High Court: Marquez v. SAG

    On the first day of a its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an actress' lawsuit which could nationally impact collective bargaining agreements; refused to kill a copyright infringement lawsuit against Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber; and tossed out a suit by Fred Astaire's widow ...

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    STAGE AND SCREEN

    Off the Map - Performers in it for the long haul, find that their planned paths are rarely the real roads they

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    ON LOCATION: The Sopranos

    HBO Gets Married