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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 ...

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    A Simpler Plan: L.A.'s Equity 99-Seat Plan gets a makeover, and the early reviews are mixed.

    After 11 years with a union code that guaranteed them small per-performance stipends for working in theatres under 99 seats, Los Angeles actors are getting a new version of the Equity 99-Seat Plan, known more popularly as Equity

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    Musicians' Local Protests "Fever' Orchestra Size

    The Broadway theatre orchestra musicians' union, Local 802, was scheduled to protest the reduced, 16-member orchestra playing for "Saturday Night Fever" at the Minskoff Theatre, in a leaflet distribution to audience members outside the theatre at 7 pm on Nov. 10. The union contract for that theatre calls for 24 ...

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    Obituaries

    William Goodhart, 74,

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    8 Sure Ways of Capturing An Agent's

    I got a phone call earlier this week from a young woman just starting out in her acting career. She paid $450 to a so-called "agency" (located in the W. 20s) which advertised in The Village Voice. The "agency" promised to send her picture-resume to agents and casting directors, and ...

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    Paul Green Playwrights Prize Deadline Sept. 30

    The Paul Green Playwrights Prize is accepting submissions for the award that celebrates the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of "In Abraham's Bosom." The winner will receive a $500 award and possible production of the work by a consortium of North Carolina

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    "ROMEO & JULIET"

    Brian Spencer (dir.) will hold auditions for Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Prod. Dustin Leonard. Rehearsals start Sept. 10. Performances run Oct. 19-Nov. 18 at the Broadway Playhouse. There is pay.

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    CAL SHAKES

    Shana Cooper (cstg. dir.) will hold auditions for the California Shakespeare Festival. Season to include: Cymbeline, The Skin of Our Teeth, Romeo & Juliet, and Twelfth Night. Rehearsals start May 1. Performances run through Oct. 7 in Berkeley. There is pay.