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HOLLYWOOD REPORTER…ON ACTORS

Editor’s note:  When you read the attached article from Hollywood Reporter about casting workshops – and you should! – keep two things in mind: 1.  If you choose not to participate in CD workshops, remember that YOUR COMPETITION is doing ...

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SAG-AFTRA POLITICS – AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOU!

August 4, 2015 Here is another important issue-laden article from Richard Verrier in today’s L.A. Times. A behind-the-scenes drama is playing out in Hollywood, one that has pitted America’s best-known home improvement mom against the White Shadow. Actors, extras, stunt ...

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SPEAKING OF PHONES…

This is one of those “there are no excuses for this” posts. How long would you allow mail to pile up in your home’s mailbox before emptying the box and retrieving it? Most intelligent people empty their mailboxes EVERY DAY, ...

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? PLENTY!

WHAT’S IN A NAME?  PLENTY!

10/23/14   Once upon a time… Actors changed their surnames if they were too “ethnic” or if they were unpronounceable. Actresses did not change their names every time they got married. Things change. Ethnic-sounding names are no longer considered death ...

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REALITY SOMETIMES STINKS. BEWARE!

REALITY SOMETIMES STINKS. BEWARE! Acting October 26, 2011 Ohmygawd. October is almost over and you still aren’t a star?! More to the point, you haven’t booked anything at all, even after living in Hollywood for what? six months? a year? ...

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THE KING OF HEARTS IS OFF AGAIN

A MARVELOUS POLISH PLAY AT THE ODYSSEY When a play is so thought-provoking that it makes it impossible to sleep afterwards without first googling the facts that it presents, it has, in some not so small measure, served its purpose. ...

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DOUBT

8/12/12 Just when you thought you’d already seen it often enough, along comes a superlative production of “DOUBT”. The remarkable Westchester Playhouse (“remarkable” for its longevity in a rather off-the-beaten-track location AND for the quality of the work currently on ...

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THE CRUCIBLE

“THE CRUCIBLE” still holds it own. Arthur Miller’s not-so-subtle jab at McCarthyism in his 1952 masterpiece, “The Crucible”, still packs a frightening and emotional wallop.  L.A. hasn’t seen a production of this piece in a long, long time, but at ...

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KRUNK FU BATTLE BATTLE

“KRUNK FU BATTLE BATTLE”  EAST WEST PLAYERS DOES IT AGAIN! You might casually stroll your way into the wonderful theater that is home to East West Players in Little Tokyo, but we guarantee you’ll be hip-hopping out of there by ...

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JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY

JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY By Henry Jaglom Edgemar Center For The Arts, in Santa Monica When the highlight of a stage production is the set and when the reaction of everyone around you is, “Well, the set, at least, ...

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