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    Ang Lee Wins Top DGA Honor Award

    Ang Lee has claimed the top award from the Directors Guild of America for the epic Chinese martial-arts romance "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."

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    Practicality and Passion: Successful Producers Speak Out

    Producers are not generally thought of as the "passionate" ones among the team involved in a theatrical endeavor. But on a recent panel conducted by Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and Performing Arts Resources (PAR), several successful Off- and Off-Off-Broadway theatre producers pointed out very--well--passionately, that a deep feeling of involvement ...

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    Letters

    [In response to "Making the Grade" by Secret Agent Man, Jan. 17, 2008]

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    Judge Orders SAG/NY Runoff - Federal Court Requires Ballot Mailing by April 12

    A federal court judge has ordered the Screen Actors Guild/New York (SAG/NY) to renew its postponed runoff election for the national board of

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    Voiceover

    Believe it or not, voiceover is a visual medium. The actor creates pictures through his or her voice, emotion, and imagination. In essence, we are selling the feeling the listeners will have if they were to try the product, whether it's a car, a bank, or a moisturizer. There ...

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    Co-ed Quandary

    Dear Tombudsman: I am at my wits' end. I feel that my career has taken over my life, and since I'm not working that's a very bad thing.I don't want my passion/ obsession/dream/goal of being a working film actress to make my current life ...

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    The Shanghai Gesture

    It would be universally agreed that "The Shanghai Gesture" is a melodrama. Why Dan Wackerman chose to stage the play as though it were a British drawing room comedy-drama is difficult to fathom.

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    WORKING ACTOR

    DEAR JACKIE:

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    Bliss

    Ben Bettenbender's "Bliss" starts out like a satire of a James M. Cain film noir and evolves into a Sartre-like lucubration on guilt, forgiveness, and self-esteem.

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    Ghetto Cabaret

    "Ghetto Cabaret," presented by the L.A. Jewish Theatre at the A! Theatre, 1528 Gordon St., Hollywood. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. May 25-June 23. $16-18. (310) 967-1352.