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    Actors Ask, We Answer

    At the panel discussions that I moderated at Back Stage's Actorfest last November, I asked audience members to write down questions for the guest speakers. Unfortunately, many of those questions never got asked because of time constraints, but I did promise those attending that I would address them in ...

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    NEA Grants For NY Down By 50 %

    The National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) fall and spring grant monies to New York's arts organizations have dropped nearly 50 percent between fiscal 1997 and FY98. Grants for not-for-profit theatre projects also have fallen, but by a lesser

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    AT YOUR SERVICE

    The following list is a sampling from hundreds of service organizations supporting the arts in the New York City boroughs. The organizations featured here focus on service to individuals and small groups involved in theatre, dance, music, and the media. This partial listing, edited with a few additions by Back ...

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    Equity Extends Biz Pact

    Actors' Equity Association's National Business Theatre Contract, which expired at the end of August 1999, has been extended to August 31, 2000 with a 3.5% across the board salary

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    NASAA: Arts Agencies Reap Record Year

    During a time when the funding pot seems to be drying up, state governments this past year awarded their arts agencies their highest total dollar amount in

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    ACTORS' DIALOGUE: Jon Cryer & Ben Daniels

    Controversy and compelling theatre frequently go hand in hand. Case in point: the Odyssey Theatre's holdover production of writer/director David Beaird's 900 Oneonta, which in its U.S. premiere continues to draw large and responsive audiences, following a critical reception that was largely rapturous but scarcely unanimous ...

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    Take Hart

    John Hart, the noted New York headshot photographer whose course at NYU's School of Continuing Education, "Taking Pictures of People," was sold out last spring, will be offering the same course again this fall. Hart is the author of 50 Portrait Lighting Techniques and Professional Headshots. His NYU course ...