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    IMPORTANT NOTICE: CASTING DEADLINE WILL CHANGE

    Beginning next week, the deadline for all casting notices submitted to Back Stage West/Drama-Logue will be Monday at 6 p.m. if sent by fax or mail for that Thursday's issue. In other words, the casting deadline for the issue of Thursday, Aug. 6 will be Monday, Aug ...

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    PLAYWRIGHTS' CORNER - Coming Together and Falling Apart

    A space at Second City in Chicago. Michael Gellman is teaching an improv class. He's set up an exercise in which two actors, in a setting suggested by others in the class, are supposed to discover the dynamics of their relationship through a minute of non-verbal activity.

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    Food Local Sour on Merger

    Hollywood has one less labor union now that IATSE Motion Picture Crafts Services Local 727-the union that represents the men and women who serve food on Hollywood's TV and movie sets-has been forced to merge with IATSE Grips Local 80, the union whose members pull the camera dollies and ...

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    "State Fair," Davidson Set Non-Union Tour

    Negotiations have broken down between producers of the upcoming tour of "State Fair" and Actors' Equity. The tour will go forth on a non-Equity basis, and its star, John Davidson, will have to resign from the

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    "SOMETHING ABOUT JIM"

    Katherine Day (prod.) is accepting submissions for Something about Jim, a 35mm comic adventure of four friends. Shoots Apr. 15. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is some pay.

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    Regional Roundup

    CONNECTICUT - Hard on the heels of Artistic Director Arvin Brown's resignation from the Long Wharf Theatre in May comes the farewell of M. Edgar Rosenblum. For 26 years the executive director of the New Haven theatre, Rosenblum now has the same title at Circle In The Square in New ...

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    Weaving to Book Tours for William Morris Agency

    A new theatrical touring division of the William Morris Agency will be co-directed by Susan Weaving, who recently joined the agency as a vice president. Formerly the head of Tour de Force International, Weaving will be the East Coast partner of the new Morris venture, working in tandem with v ...

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    Head Rolls at Graham

    The board of the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance-the umbrella organization that oversees the world-famous dance company, its school, and its junior troupe-has dismissed Artistic Director Ron Protas. That action has, for the moment, mollified the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), which filed a complaint against the dance ...

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