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    Dramatist Tuan Gets Downtown Arts Projects Theatre Award

    Playwright Alice Tuan, dancer William Shannon, film artist Marco Brambilla, and five other emerging creative artists won the first Colbert Awards for Excellence at a gala benefit Mon., Nov. 13. The awards were created this year to identify and support promising early career artists who have been active in the ...

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    Raising Standards

    To compensate for inflation, the standard deduction for 2000 has been increased. On your 2000 return, you are allowed a standard deduction, which may be claimed regardless of your actual expenses. This deduction is fixed by law according to your filing status and age.

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    "Passion play"

    2/8 and 2/9 from 9:30AM-5:30PM at AEA Audition Center, 165 W. 46 St., 2nd fl., NYC.

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    RSC's Henry VI Is Black

    Black actors in Shakespeare? Hardly a revolutionary concept. African-Americans were in Richard III in New York in 1821. Nevertheless, there has been more than a ripple of interest in the Royal Shakespeare Company's decision to cast David Oyelowo in the title role of Henry VI, which opens in Stratford-upon-Avon ...

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    Actors' Equity Honors Rosetta LeNoire

    Veteran actress Rosetta LeNoire will receive the Paul Robeson Award presented annually by Actors' Equity Associ-ation. The award honors those artists who are committed to the struggle for social justice and equality. Throughout her career, spanning close to 75 years, LeNoire has fought against racial discrimination.

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    cross-gender "guys & dolls"

    2/11 from 11AM-5PM and 5-7PM at Harlequin Studios, 203 W. 46 St., NYC.

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    Coming to Back Stage...

    "The reality today is that it costs lots of money to staff your company with well-trained and capable artists...and in light of the debt these students have amassed, I don't blame them for wanting a good job quickly. You can't eat, wear, or drive what's on ...

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    SAG Nominations Spread Acclaim

    "Chocolat," "Billy Elliot," "Almost Famous," "The Contender," and "Gladiator" each picked up three nominations Tuesday for the seventh annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Each film was recognized for its cast in the ensemble category, along with "Traffic." On the TV side, NBC came out way ahead of any network or ...

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    Approaching a Role: Experts Talk on Technique

    Script analysis. Objectives. Actions. Internalizing. Externalizing. Interpretation. Trust. Terminology that's part of every actor's vocabulary. Though the concepts are taught by acting teachers and coaches everywhere, it's the emphasis of one or more of these areas, or variations on them, which create the various approaches to the ...

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    and cataloguing its archives while organizing the

    and cataloguing its archives while organizing the career materials of Carola Goya and Matteo for future release of their biographies. Goya and Matteo's career spans 70 years in American Dance—seven decades of concertizing, choreography, lecturing, researching, and writing. The team was named "Irreplaceable Dance Treasures" by The Dance ...