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    "JUST DORE"

    Mario Cocco (prod.) is accepting submissions for Just Dore, a digital Latino home cooking show with a group of friends. Dir. Mandore Ovieda. Two-day shoot starts Mar. 31. Copy, credit, and meals provided. There is no pay.

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    Actorfest Success; The "Les Miz" Controversy

    My two-week vacation abroad turned out to be a three-month leave of absence from this column. When I returned to the office in mid-September there were so many projects that I needed to attend to right away that I just put "CenterStage" on hold for awhile. (A habit that I ...

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    Bistro Bits - Where's the Cotton Candy?

    W HEN I LEARNED THAT SINGER JUDY Kreston and her partner, musical director David Lahm, would be doing songs of the circus (Judys', Saturdays through Dec. 14, 9 pm), I thought, "what a nifty idea." Well, it turns out that it's also a nifty show. (It also turns out ...

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    BACK STAGE WEST THEATRE GUIDE: THE 99-SEAT PLAN

    Use of the 99-Seat Plan is allowed at approved spaces in Los Angeles County (see list of rental spaces). This plan provides minimum guidelines for union actors to perform in a production without the benefit of a contract. The number of performances is limited to

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    NYSCA Turns "Temp" - Same Story: New Fiscal Year, No Budget, So Agency Makes Do

    The New York State legislature‹famous for a decade and a half of late budgets‹has entered a new fiscal year, yet again, without setting up a new bank account. So state agencies, including the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), are, yet again, operating on temp

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    Careful Creep, Pay for Play

    Dear Tombudsman:

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    "CATHARSIS"

    Justin Yoffe (dir.) is accepting submissions for Catharsis, a multimedia dramatization of a cathartic moment. Performances start June at the Electric Lodge. There is possible pay.

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    CAL SHAKES

    Shana Cooper (cstg. dir.) will hold auditions for the California Shakespeare Festival. Season to include: Cymbeline, The Skin of Our Teeth, Romeo & Juliet, and Twelfth Night. Rehearsals start May 1. Performances run through Oct. 7 in Berkeley. There is pay.

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    2-D ANIMATOR, "GOT HAART?"

    CB Smith-Dahl (prod.) is seeking a 2-D animator for Got Haart?. Dir. Barbara Kallir. Copy and credit provided. There is deferred pay. Send resumé and sample by Mar. 1 to 6632 Lexington Ave., #85, Hollywood, CA 90038. For information e-mail gothaart@lineproductions.com.

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