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Sometimes getting into a renowned repertory theatre seems impossible. As in the film and TV world, it helps to know someone already involved, or even know someone who knows someone. This week we bring you an opportunity to intern at one of the finest classical theatres in town. After 90 hours of training, you'll be the "someone who knows someone."

To Work Within

Classical theatre company A Noise Within is accepting applications for its fall internship program. Interns get more than 90 hours of training covering all aspects of stagecraft, including acting, voice, textual analysis, stage management, props, costumes, lighting, and sound. Acting interns are cast in supporting roles in one or more plays during the repertory season and may also be given understudy assignments. The course culminates with a workshop performance. Interns must be available Mon.-Fri., 6-11 p.m., and occasional weekends. Tuition is $550. To request an audition and interview, forward a photo, résumé, and $75 nonrefundable registration fee to A Noise Within Education Department, 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204. For more information, visit www.anoisewithin.org.

Sissies on Screen

Ferne Cassel (Monster) will cast the film version of Southern Baptist Sissies, Del Shores' comedy about the lives of four gay boys growing up in a Baptist community. Newell Alexander, Rosemary Alexander, and Leslie Jordan have been cast; the three have appeared in various productions of the play. Shores is directing, writing, and producing. Cassel previously cast the 2000 film version of Shores' play Sordid Lives.

Y Tu Escritor También?

Organizers are accepting submissions for the 2006 Latino Screenplay Competition. The competition aims to promote talented screenwriters of Latino-themed screenplays and encourage a demand for Latino-themed stories in the American film market. Feature-length and short screenplays can be entered. Screenplays need not be written in a Latino language, but they "must maintain some aspect of Latino life, culture, peoples or language"; screenwriters need not be of Latino descent or speak a Latino language for their primary language. Winners selected by the LSC will be considered for monetary and other prizes. The final deadline is July 15, 2006. The entry fee is $50 for feature-length scripts (80 pages or more), and $40 for shorts (30 pages or less). For more information and complete rules, visit www.latinoscreenplaycompetition.com.

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