Wednesday, February 23, 2005

An update on a January audition Sally Travers attended, wrote BackStage about and I blogged. Jackie Apodaca clarifies her response, pointing out that there is a difference between having a bad attitude and choosing not to do something (from

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Sunday, February 20, 2005

Slow-Cooked Success: The idea that success is not a sudden event, and career longevity is not assured by any single flurry of activity. Sounding vaguely like the tortise and the hare, John Taylor seems to suggest that slow and steady can accomplish more than short-term extreme effort. Though he's writing about musicians, I think it applies to actors as well.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Everyone Gets Criticism:
To the King’s Theatre, where we saw Midsummer’s Night’s dream, which I had never seen before, nor shall ever again, for it is the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life
(Samuel Pepys' Diary - September 29, 1662).

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One of my chief regrets during my years in the theater is that I couldn't sit in the audience and watch me
-John Barrymore

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Monday, February 14, 2005

Arthur Miller Died Thursday:
Arthur Miller, one of the great American playwrights, whose work exposed the flaws in the fabric of the American dream, died Thursday night at his home in Roxbury, Conn. He was 89
(from The New York Times).

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Friday, February 11, 2005

For Now, Casters Won't Strike:
The nation's casting directors should decide sometime in the next three months whether they will affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. That decision, in turn, will determine whether the casters - through the Teamsters union - will then negotiate a first-time bargaining agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
The Teamsters and the AMPTP, at a meeting last week in Los Angeles, agreed that the casting directors could hold an election conducted through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

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