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    Martin Aronstein, 65, Lighting Designer

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    Harrelson, MacLachlan to Debut

    Woody Harrelson and Kyle MacLachlan will make their local theater debuts Aug. 7 in "On an Average Day" by American dramatist John Kolvenbach.

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    Florida Trip Inspired Sayles' Latest

    John Sayles' latest film grew out of a trip to the west coast of Florida and the writer-director's observations about what wasn't there anymore.

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    SAG Fights GSAs

    Talent agents are remaining a chief focus of both the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

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    SAG Says Don't Sign GSAs

    The Screen Actors Guild issued an alert on May 10 after learning that a number of its members had signed general service agreements with talent agencies that stray outside the regulations of its now-expired franchise agreement.

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    Top left: Indie casting director Patrick

    Top left: Indie casting director Patrick Cunningham spells out the process. Top right: Amy Brenneman explains her brilliant career.

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    Dodgers Go to Bat for OB Catch

    B'way Producing Organization Proposes to Add to Building Boom

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    Theatres Begin to Respond to Sept. 11

    Presumption, pretension, and plain old bad taste (not to mention trivialization) are the potential pitfalls, it would seem, in attempting to dramatize an apocalyptic event like Sept. 11, or, more precisely, responses to it. Nonetheless, the surfacing of plays and performances inspired by the catastrophe were inevitable. Indeed, there have ...

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    All The Actors We've Loved Before

    During the past four years, we have profiled a number of performers and theatre companies in our annual Actors We Love issue.

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    CastingOuch!

    • Back Stage West received several reports that to be cast in HowTo ReadMinds.com, a non-union film production whose notice appeared in the May 2 issue, performers had to first purchase the book of the same name for $19.95.