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    SAG Group Forms ProAct for "Refocus"

    Twenty-two Screen Actors Guild (SAG) members-including current and past national board officials from both coasts-have formed a new activist organization called Professional Actors for Union Solidarity (ProAct).

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    Equity-SAG-AFTRA Agents

    The following New York agencies are franchised either with Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, or the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. They have been compiled from the most recent union lists, and are indicated (E) for Equity, (S) for SAG, and (A) for AFTRA. Agents should be ...

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    "VICTOR/VICTORIA"

    The American Musical Theatre will hold non-Equity and Equity auditions for Victor/Victoria, a Broadway musical. Dir. Seth Reines. Rehearsals start Apr. 9. Performances run May 17-June 3. There is pay for non-Equity performers.

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    PLACES, PLEASE: The Associations

    Actors' Equity Association represents stage managers, though, as in acting, there are non-union stage managers who work with non-union productions. Bob Bruyr, executive assistant for communication and education, is Equity's liaison to stage managers, who receive all of the benefits of union membership‹contractual protection and meetings concerning their ...

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    Estate Tax Change May Reduce Giving

    The President and Congress' recent balanced budget agreement includes estate tax relief. Arts advocates feel that could spell trouble for not-for-profit organizations.

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    "Triumph" in Orange County - Broadway Star Mounts Premiere at Alma Mater

    Most Broadway musicals, when moving to Los Angeles, get big, flashy openings and long runs at such theatres as the Ahmanson and the Shubert. That's what makes the arrival of the musical adaptation of Marivaux's Triumph of Love all the more surprising: Its West Coast premiere has landed ...

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    LYRICISTS - THEY WRITE THE SONGS THAT MAKE US WANT TO SING: Musical Theater Workshops

    Each of the following organizations hosts musical theatre workshops or classes. Contact them to find out what how they'll help you get started on a career in musical

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    CastingOuch!

    As a service to protect our readers, this column is dedicated to exposing scams and other questionable incidents that occur at auditions and elsewhere. If you have experienced any suspicious occurrences during the auditioning process, please call the Back Stage West casting line at (323)