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Plays read this month

A trove of acting books came my way recently, and from it I plucked out and read the following plays: TOYER by Gardner McKay THE MARRIAGE-GO-ROUND by Leslie Stevens BAD HABITS by Terrence McNally THE COUNTRY...

Bookmarklets for the New SAG-AFTRA Health Plan Site

Sharing some bookmarklets for the new SAG-AFTRA Health Plan Benefits Manager site: Health 2016 When I go the Earnings page, I tend to want to see my earnings from January 1, 2016 to today. This bookmarklet...

Respect

Words worth your consideration regarding theater and employment for those at the margins. “I respect the view of any actors or stage managers who are fully informed of their rights and choices and wish to [donate]...

Plays read this month

ZOOT SUIT by Luis Valdez WHEN IS A CLOCK by Matthew Freeman NEIGHBORS by Bernardo Cubria THE DINING ROOM by A.R. Gurney

One Plan to rule them all

I've been involved in a handful of 99-seat productions, and I almost got involved in a few others. One was well suited for the new 50-Seat Showcase Code. One was well suited for the new 99-Seat...

Let’s celebrate!

AEA Council did not give the gift to membership companies that was proposed, the one that I wrote about below. But gave them another gift, which has many of the same pros and cons. In fact...

Kilgore sums up

If you get your news from Deadline or Bitter Lemons, I suggest visiting your @ActorsEquity member portal and read the decision & info.— Matthew Kilgore (@MJKilgore) April 22, 2015 1. Transitional 99-Seat Code: thru 5/31/16...similar to...

Brief facts on the 3 original prongs

Brief facts re AEA and 99 and what Council passed, compared to the initially proposed 3 prongs: The language of the LOS ANGELES SELF-PRODUCED PROJECT CODE is identical to what was in the initial proposal. The...

THIS IS A GIFT TO YOU!

If you are an existing membership company in Los Angeles, this is an amazing opportunity. How could AEA give you a bigger gift than this? Accept it -- and flourish! You can continue doing business as usual with...

Ten Non-Commandments

1. Be open-minded and be willing to alter your beliefs with new evidence. 2. Strive to understand what is most likely to be true, not to believe what you wish to be true. 3. The scientific...

Cauliflower “Potatoes”

This is a delicious substitute for mashed potatoes. 1 large cauliflower, cut into pieces 1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup homemade yoghurt salt, pepper to taste parsley and paprika garnish Cook cauliflower until just tender. Drain....

The American Taliban

What the Tea Party believes in: Ideological purity Compromise as weakness A fundamentalist belief in scriptural literalism Denying science Unmoved by facts Undeterred by new information A hostile fear of progress A demonization of education A...