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    FULLY COMMITTED

    In a tiny dungeon of a room, pathetically decorated with Christmas lights and a few cardboard cutouts of Santa, sits Sam, a reservations operator for a New York "it" restaurant. Above him, people with names like Bunny Van de Veer dine on a menu of "global fusion," including Tureen of ...

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    "NEW LOOK"

    Jay Wilson (prod.) is accepting submissions for New Look, a beauty commercial. Three-day shoot starts Feb. 26. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is pay.

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    "HAPPY ENDINGS"

    Chris Fernando (dir.) is seeking a sound recordist/boom operator with equipment preferred, 1st and 2nd A.C., and gaffer for Happy Endings, a sync-sound 16mm short about a writer trying to finish a story. Three-week shoot starts Feb. 24. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is some pay. Send ...

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    THE TROJAN WOMEN

    Perhaps our society no longer understands theatrical beating of breasts and tearing of hair, but there were many weeping in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre Sept. 10, where the Old Globe Theatre's production of Euripides' anti-war tragedy, The Trojan Women, nightly brings home the human toll exacted by war.

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    Second Stages' New Theatre Means an Add'l 17,000 sq. ft.

    On July 1, Second Stage Theatre (SST) unveiled plans for a separate, second theatre space that will operate simultaneously with the original SST on Broadway at W. 76 St. SST's second stage will be located on the second floor of the old Manufacturer's Hanover Bank building at 681 ...

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    FOUR COMPANIES TO WATCH ..and the forces behind them

    Theatre MakersEvery six months, Back Stage West/Drama-Logue looks at four noteworthy West Coast theatre companies. Profiled in the past: San Josƒ Repertory Theatre, Ensemble Theatre Company, Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, and Pacific Resident Theatre (1/29/98); Magic Theatre, Celebration Theatre, The Pasadena Playhouse, and La Jolla Playhouse ...

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    SPOTLIGHT ON SUMMER TRAINING PROGRAMS: Design for Living - Interns take to the shops for stage design and tech.

    If you never got beyond hemming a skirt in home economics class or building a breadbox in shop, you have far to go toward a career in costume or set design. One way to make up for lost time is by taking on a summer internship. You have plenty to ...

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    CastingOuch!

    As a service to protect our readers, this column is dedicated to exposing scams and other questionable incidents that occur at auditions and elsewhere. If you have experienced any suspicious occurrences during the auditioning process, please call the Back Stage West casting line at (323)