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    Let There Be Light: Designers Discuss Their Craft

    To illustrate just how elusive lighting design is, consider what three major lighting designers view as useful talents for their profession. Jennifer Tipton, a former dancer, says, "Dance taught me to see space. But anything that hones a sense of composition is helpful."

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    DGA Preps for Producers

    The Directors Guild of America's committees and councils have started to formulate the demands that will guide negotiators in upcoming contract talks, guild President Michael Apted told members in the latest issue of DGA Magazine.

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    ABT Names Chappell New Executive Director

    The American Ballet Theatre has a new leader at its helm. Wallace Chappell, 60, comes on board as executive director after a 15-year term as Director of the Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa, a well-respected leader in the commissioning and presentation of new works.

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    Equity-League Production Pact Vote Nears

    As the Aug. 31 ballot deadline approaches, the union has issued more specifics on the tentative four-year pact.

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    Iphigeneia at Aulis

    The Pearl Theatre Company is offering a modest but affecting interpretation of Euripides' "Iphigeneia at Aulis." Director Shepard Sobel's understated approach works well for a 90-minute piece that is more storytelling than onstage drama. The story's the thing, and Euripides' vivid words in the mouths of capable actors ...

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    Old Words, New Words

    A futuristic, politically aware take on law school, Mary E. Goulet's "Old Words, New Words" impresses with an intriguing, ambitious first scene; unfortunately, it then fails to fill in the dramatic blanks.

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    Roeper Awaits Several Fall Movie Openings

    Richard Roeper is excited about several movies opening this fall, whether it's dramatic fare or comedic offerings.

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    Chicago ScriptWorks Stages IFP/Chicago Contest Winner

    Chicago ScriptWorks has granted one wish: A prestigious stage reading for the winner of their screenplay contest. The winner: "Wish I Might," by Lauren Fischer.

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    "TRUTH'S DECEPTION"

    Eric Hensman (prod./dir.) is accepting submissions for Truth's Deception, a digital "Twilight Zone", "Sixth Sense"-style psychological thriller for Cal State Fullerton about a guy who is suddenly killed being put to the test against the Devil for his soul. Dir. Mathew Hensman. Shoots Mar. 1. Copy, credit ...

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    Ivey Shares NEA's "Exciting" Future with CTT

    "Our survival has been secured," National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman William Ivey told members of The Creative Coalition (TCC) in New York last