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    Black, Latino Roles Up, Say SAG Figures

    Current employment statistics released last week by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) revealed an increase in roles going to African-American and Latino performers in 1999. SAG's figures also showed more roles going to men than women, and to younger performers under 40 years of age.

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    human nature productions

    The Actor's Voice Theatre is currently seeking multi-talented, socially motivated, physically adventurous performers of all ethnicities for upcoming projects including the development of a new piece entitled "Screams From Sub-Self Conscious." Send a letter of interest by Feb. 18 to Carrie Tavris, 277 Adelphi St., #4, Brooklyn, NY 11205 ...

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    At the center of the arena is, of course, the poet

    At the center of the arena is, of course, the poetic and punishing Russell Crowe as the general who became a slave... well, you know the rest. But filling the stage of this revenge tragedy is a cast of players most notable for the personae each brought to the project ...

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    2001 Larson Awards Announced

    The Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation recognized eight emerging music theatre authors and two producing organizations with awards and $50,000 in cash grants at a luncheon Thurs., Feb. 8. The foundation, formed to honor the memory of its namesake, the late "Rent" composer-lyricist, provides financial assistance and encouragement to ...

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    Print Work Is Taxable

    One day last season, we prepared the return of an actor and, after recording his W-2's, we asked if there was any other income. He replied he earned about $18,000 doing print work, but had been told, "It's not taxable." This actor is an extremely bright guy ...

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    Summertime and the Training is Easy

    For our annual spotlight on summer training programs in the theatrical arts, Back Stage and Back Stage West have combined their efforts in order to cast as wide a geographical net as possible across the great continent of North America. Twenty-nine far-flung writers cover, in varying degrees of depth, nearly ...

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    nyit student film

    11/12 from 1-3PM at New York Spaces, 131 W. 72 St., NYC.

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    Brit Treasury Lifts Laws, Aids West End

    Theatre producers will be free to approach high earners for investment in shows, according to Treasury proposals to relax legal red tape.

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    On Mon., Oct. 30, Pier 60 (Chelsea Piers, 23 St. a

    On Mon., Oct. 30, Pier 60 (Chelsea Piers, 23 St. and the Hudson River) will play host to a gala benefit for the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. The black tie event will be a 90th birthday tribute to Cy Feuer, Chairman of the Board of the League of American ...

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    Back Stage at 40

    Dec. 2, 1960: The curtain rises on a brand new publication. Back Stage, with a subtitle under the masthead that reads, A New Complete Service Weekly for the Entertainment Industry, makes its debut on the newsstands. The 16-page trade weekly, selling for 25¢ per copy, is filled with theatre and ...