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Program for College-Bound Drama Students

The Susan Grace Cohen Studio is announcing a new Fall Teen Acting Program, to be held on Saturdays for 10 weeks beginning Sept. 23. Participants will study improvisation, cold readings, and movement. The studio is offering this specialized, diversified, full-service program for the beginner or the college-bound drama student. It includes an orientation to audition skills and monologue work for college entrance performance exams.

Admission is by interview. For further information, call (212) 678-8515.

What It Takes To Be a Good Producer

What are the most important skills a producer must have? What are the right and wrong reasons for becoming a producer? How do you balance artistic and commercial concerns? For the answers to these questions, come to the Theater Resources Unlimited's first meeting of the 2000-01 season, Tues., Sept. 26 at 7:30 pm. The event is going to be a panel discussion entitled, "Running the Show: What it Takes to be a Good Producer."

Panelists will include Daryl Roth ("De La Guarda," "The Bomb-Itty of Errors," "Three Tall Women," "Defying Gravity," "Old Wicked Songs); Victoria Maxwell ("Damn Yankees," "On the Waterfront," "Dinner with Friends," "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told"); Shari Upbin ("One Mo' Time"); and Ludovica Villar-Hauser ("The Countess").

The panel will take place at the Dramatists Guild/Frederick Loewe Room, 1501 Broadway, Ste. 701. Doors open at 7:30 pm, with refreshments and coffee. Panel starts at 8 pm. The event is free to members of Theater Resources Unlimited, $7 to non-members. Reservations are required; call (212) 714-7628.

Off-Broadway Goes Online

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York), the service and advocacy organization for NYC's not-for-profit theatre community, has launched "Off Broadway Online," the official website for Off-Broadway. The site is located at www.offbroadwayonline.com .

Because the number of Off-Broadway performances during any given week can run close to 100, theatregoers can sometimes be overwhelmed with choices. Off Broadway Online provides its users with quick and easy-to-use search categories to find exactly the type of show they're looking for—be it a certain performance company, a specific play, performance date, author, subject, or genre. If they're looking to stay within a certain area, the site has a search category for neighborhoods. And if they're looking only for shows that accept TDF vouchers, there's a search category for that as well. In short, Off Broadway Online gives theatregoers the opportunity to look for the specific kind of work that interests them.

Off Broadway Online currently lists more than 150 theatre companies and provides links to an additional 70 theatre-related sites.

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