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    PLAYWRIGHTS' CORNERBy Jeffrey SweetSwitch

    In a corner of my library I have a small blue book dating from 1916 called The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations, by someone named Georges Polti. In it, he affirms that all of the plots of all of the narratives ever composed may be reduced to the three dozen he isolates ...

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    New Talent for ICM's NYC Office

    A transfer of power at the International Creative Management (ICM) talent agency's New York office occurred on Wed., June 23, as long-time movie broker Sam Cohn resigned from his position as director, which passed to literary agents Esther Newberg and Amanda

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    SSDC, LORT Accord: Gains in Small Theatre Contracts

    The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC) and the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) belatedly have reached agreement on a new three-year contract. The pact, which is effective retroactively to April 15 of this year and will expire April 14, 2002, grants significant increases in salaries of choreographers and ...

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    NLRB Poised to Restore Equity Auditions

    Equity and eligible actors may soon find themselves in separate

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    "Rent" 's Days INn Boston Are Numbered

    The Boston production of "Rent" will vacate sometime between the end of April and the beginning of

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    SAG/NY Pix Tix Cuts Redux

    Screen Actors Guild/New York will, once again, make available to its members discounted movie tickets for movies showing at Loews/Cine-plex/Sony and United Artists theatres. On sale from Dec. 1-31, at SAG's 1515 Broadway offices, tickets for United Artists theatres will cost $4.50; tickets for Loews ...

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    BUILDING YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Soothing Souls, Funding Dreams, and Saving Theatres

    America's nonprofit theatres are desperate for quality board members. Why desperate? Because an experienced, resourceful, well-connected board of directors is oftentimes the difference between bankruptcy and survival. Interviews with theatre leaders from New York to California illuminate the many obvious needs of nonprofit theatres everywhere and pinpoint a few ...