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    Kennedy Center Extends Play Fund Deadline

    The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has extended the deadline for submissions for its Fund for New American Plays. The new date is May 1,

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    CASTING

    EQUITY STAGE"LOVE! VALOUR! ,"

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    Critic's Picks

    ¥ ACME Schmacme, presented by and at the ACME Comedy Theatre, 135 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood. Through July 25. (213)

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    SAG Extras Are "Extras" No More

    Screen Actors Guild (SAG) members may need hiss no more at being called "extras," at least if the actors have their way. The 91,000-member union seems to be changing the traditional nomenclature to "background

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    THE CRAFT: Mask Appeal - Makeup can free an actor, but you must meet it halfway.

    Laurence Olivier was known for his insistence upon theatrical makeup. These days, the big prosthetic nose he favored for his Shylock wouldn't be acceptable. Nevertheless, the way he fit his makeup to his character-and vice versa-is an important part of the actor's craft. As Uta Hagen wrote in ...

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    Jujamcyn Awards Penumbra Co. $50,000 - Glover, August Wilson Laud St. Paul Black Theatre Company

    The Penumbra Theatre Company of St. Paul, Minn., was awarded the 1999 Jujamcyn Theaters Award Monday night at Tavern on the Green. The 16th annual award, which carries a cash stipend of $50,000, was presented by actor Danny Glover. Playwright August Wilson paid tribute to Penumbra and its founder ...

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    PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

    Length need not be a detriment, a fact that Book-It Repertory Theatre has proven repeatedly, in its adaptations of such works as The Cider House Rules (a collaboration with the Seattle Repertory Theatre that ultimately ran about six hours in two parts), and The Awakening (about three hours). Marcus Goodwin ...

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    ACTOR'S ACTOR: It's Alive

    As a general rule, we're all exhorted to have goals. This is perhaps especially true in the entertainment business, where there's no lack of determined individuals with some kind of steadfast career objective in mind. Ask actor Ron Campbell about his goal, however, and he'll reply with ...