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    Women Playwrights Worldwide Support Jailed Indonesian Artist

    In recent days, the international news media has been casting eyes on turmoil in Indonesia. The Asian country--with a population of 210 million--has witnessed riots and calls for the resignation of its 30-year leader, President

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    Indonesia Releases Noted Playwright, Drained but Active

    The Indonesian government has freed activist playwright Ratna Sarumpaet following a sudden, warp-speed trial which allowed for no defense rebuttal. Considered the country's most noted woman dramatist, Sarumpaet had been jailed for more than two months for anti-government activity. Despite obvious exhaustion, she immediately began public speaking after her ...

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    The Simon Studio

    The Simon Studio will hold its 20th annual summer open house Thurs., July 8, 7-10:30 pm, and Sat., July 10, 10 am-1:30 pm, at The Raw Space, 529 W. 42nd St., between 10th and 11th avenues. Roger Hendricks Simon and his associates will demonstrate their stage and on-camera ...

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    SAG, MPAA Deadlock on Rights to Deceased

    Last-minute attempts to come up with a compromise on a controversial bill pending in the California Legislature have failed to convince the MPAA that the bill will not violate filmmakers' rights to depict deceased celebrities and historical figures without fear of being sued by the dead personalities' relatives. The legislation ...

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    SAG-AFTRA Issues Spot Pact Ballots; Members See Increases for TV, Radio

    This week, actors began receiving their ballots on the proposed new union commercials contracts, which offer key improvements in every area of payments for television and radio

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    Stephen Robert Scott Forms Agency

    Scott Artist Management, a boutique-like talent agency specializing in actors, singers, and dancers for legit work, recently hung out its shingle at 351 Broadway (10013). Actors' Equity Association franchised the agency on Sept.

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    THE CRAFT: Moves Well - Your body is your instrument. How many notes can you play?

    Recently I saw the legendary Berliner Ensemble in its production of Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and I was struck by the European actors' consummate skills, particularly their movement skills. Of varying ages and physical types, they were all powerful, flexible, in total control, and deeply connected ...

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    NEW YORK NOTES: Depression Era - Why 1930s' revivals aren't revitalizing the Great White Way.

    The Mar. 14 New York Times reports the most controversial and popular attraction of the London theatre season is The Color of Justice, a searing docudrama about a true-life racially motivated killing and the subsequent mishandling of the investigation by the British authorities. As I was reading the article, I ...

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    Playwright Brian Friel has consistently displayed an incisive touch for dialogue and fully formed characters, both of which seemed glaringly absent from the current production of his 1994 work, Molly Sweeney (Jan. 6-Feb. 15), at Coral Gables' New Theatre. Whether it's the fault of the usually very competent trio ...

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    National Dance Week Bows April 21-30

    All you dance lovers, attention! National Dance Week whirls in April 21-30, with New York City offering an opening pirouette at noon, Mon., April 24th at Lincoln Center's Josie Robertson Plaza. Broadway and TV star Sandy Duncan will emcee the gathering, sponsored by Dancers Responding to Aids