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    SAG/NY Election Results Stand

    A specially-convened Screen Actors Guild/New York committee voted unanimously last week to let stand the results of the November election for the NY National Board of Directors, despite a challenge from eight independent

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    ACTORS' DIALOGUE : Park Overall & Todd Allen

    Reporting and photo by Jamie

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    Actorfest '96 Raffle Winners

    Subscriptions: Sandro Camarao, Wheatley Heights, N.Y.; Shelley Hallman, Providence, R.I.; Eric R. Moreland, New York, N.Y.; Elliott Williams, Ridgefield Park, N.J.; and Dennis Wilson, Weehauken,

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    Anti-Merger SAG Members Petition New York Sets

    A petition opposing the SAG-AFTRA merger has apparently been circulating, at least around production sets in New York City. The document--geared toward members of the Screen Actors Guild--primarily opposes an "open door policy" of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and purports that the merger will increase competition ...

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    By any number of collaborations over the years, co

    By any number of collaborations over the years, connect the names of two performers or creators who have never worked together, and receive a Back Stage West T-shirt. Weekly winners are chosen by the creativity, cleverness, and brevity of their connections.

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    Chi Producers Face 10 Percent City-County Tax

    Chicago's largest commercial producers will receive a 3 percent county assessment on weekly box office grosses beginning Feb. 1. The tax comes on top of the City of Chicago's own amusement levy, now at 7 percent, creating a full 10 percent city-county tariff.

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    TOMBUDSMAN: Technique Up in Smoke

    We all think we're pretty darn good actors, and that's the way it should be. In a business which regularly shovels tons of horse manure in our direction, you absolutely have to believe in your abilities around the clock. If you don't, they, the industry people, sure ...

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    "SLAB"

    Pinkie Weatherton (prod.) is accepting submissions for Slab, an extremely edgy sketch comedy show. Performances run June 20-30 at the Stella Adler Theatre. There is no pay.

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    A Meeting of the

    CAMBRIDGE, MASS.-Con-viviality and an oddball note of mutual amusement characterized the two seminars open to the press in a three-day event dubbed ACT II (Act I took place 26 years ago), or The Second Annual Congress of Theatre.

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    PROFILE : Wilde at Heart - Stephen Fry is witty, informed, and no stranger to criticism. Who better to play Oscar Wilde?

    Stephen Fry was born to be Wilde--or at least to play him. One of the most widely recognized celebrities in Britain, Fry is known as much for the wit of his writing as he is for the stature of his