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    Bistro Bits - Night School

    O NE OF THE BEST WAYS TO DEVELOP YOUR own performing skills is to see as many shows by other people as your schedule and wallet permit. Observe what works and what doesn't, and analyze the reasons. Of course, you should never simply copy another artist's approach--what might ...

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    Drama Dept. Makes Film Deal

    Drama Dept., a nonprofit theatre formed last year and populated with some of New York's best-known actors and writers, has secured a two-year development deal with New Line Cinema and Fine Line Features. The deal will underwrite upcoming workshops of new plays by company member playwrights Douglas Carter Beane ...

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    IATSE, League Agree

    Leaders of the Broadway stagehands' union and theatre-producers' organization have agreed to a new three-year contract.

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    PLAYWRIGHTS' CORNER - Falling in Love With the One-Act

    I'm involved with an organization that is planning a series of productions designed to introduce new playwrights. Some of these writers were dismayed when the organization's administrators announced that not all of the writers will be represented by productions of premieres of full- length plays. Most will probably ...

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    PROFILE: Solo Voice

    Michele Mais has found that the best way to survive as a West Coast singer is to stand out from the

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    Wager Exits D.C. Stage for Wider Arena

    Arena Stage's Artistic Director Douglas Wager will leave his post at the end of the 1997-98 season. Wager has helmed the Washington, D.C., theatre since

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    Miami Theatres Surviving Despite Budget Catastrophe

    A $68 million shortfall has plunged Miami into a junk-bond credit status on Wall Street, and forced a referendum which could abolish the city's charter. But the theatre community seems to be holding its own due to its close relationship with Dade

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    "SELENA: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE"

    Rosalinda Morales (cstg. dir.) will hold auditions for Selena: A Celebration of Life, a musical celebration chronicling the life of Selena while paying homage to the vibrant young artist who was an inspiration to her generation. Exec. Prod. Tom Quinn, dir. Daniel Valdez. Rehearsals start Feb. 20. Performances start Mar ...