February 27, 2007

$20 tix to off-broadway shows in nyc


Here is your chance to catch up with shows you may have missed, get a sneak peek at the next big show, or revisit a favorite - all for only $20 each!

ALWAYS ON!

Since Off-Broadway has performances to fit everyone's schedule, you can see more than one: on Saturday for example, you can see Gazillion Bubble Show at 11 AM, The Fantasticks at 2, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change at 4, Altar Boyz at 8, and Stomp at 10:30! Where else can you see five shows in one day, for less than the price of ONE BROADWAY TICKET?!?

WHERE REAL NEW YORKERS GO!

With 20at20, you get the chance to see the next Avenue Q, A Chorus Line, Grey Gardens, Doubt, Rent, Proof or Spring Awakening - before the prices go 'uptown'. Be part of the New York "in" crowd and enjoy the original productions in the intimate environment that can only be found Off-Broadway.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS!

For ONE WEEK ONLY, from Sunday, March 4th through Sunday, March 11th, tickets for all 20at20 shows are only $20, starting 20 minutes before show time. Just go to the box office of the show you want to see 20 minutes before it begins and say, "20at20" and you'll get your ticket to a real New York theater experience!

Remember 20at20 is only one week long! You only have seven days to save! How many shows can you see?

THE 20at20 SHOWS
Here is the list of the participating 20at20 shows:
25 Questions For A Jewish Mother A Jew Grows in Brooklyn A Very Common Procedure Altar Boyz The Awesome 80s Prom "Be" By Mayamana The Big Voice: God or Merman? Bill W. and Dr. Bob Defender of the Faith The Fantasticks The Fever Gazillion Bubble Show Gutenberg! the Musical! I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change Jewtopia The Last Word . . Mary Rose My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm In Therapy My Secret Garden Naked Boys Singing! Perfect Crime Room Service Sealed for Freshness Some Men Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell Stomp The Voysey Inheritance

For more information on 20at20 and all of Off Broadway, visit http://larktheatre.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=CtDD1gAWAAEAAB6fAAEN2Q.

* No advance purchase. Subject to availability. Restrictions may apply. Offer valid only at box office. Cash only at some venues. Offer may be revoked at any time. Not valid on prior sale. Cannot be combined with any offers. This offer is valid only from 3/4/07 - 3/11/07.
20at20 is a project of the Off-Broadway Brainstormers, in association with the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers. The Brainstormers began as a town hall like forum for dialogue among the Off-Broadway community at large. It is founded on the belief that communication and collaboration amongst industry peers is critical for the success of the community. The League is active in developing ideas for the creative marketing of Off-Broadway, which in past years has included such projects as the Lucille Lortel Awards, recognizing excellence on Off-Broadway stages, and in conjunction with TDF, sponsorship of ART/NY's Passport to Off-Broadway.

visual arts grant

French American Cultural Exchange Invites Applications for Etant donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art
Deadline: March 31, 2007

A program of the French American Cultural Exchange ( http://www.facecouncil.org/ ), Etant donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art offers grants to American nonprofit institutions organizing exhibitions, installations, artist residencies, publications, or other projects by living French artists or to French nonprofit institutions presenting the same types of projects involving American artists.

Qualifying exhibitions may be in the fields of painting, drawing, sculpture, architecture, and design, as well as video art or anyform of artistic endeavor involving new technologies.Only nonprofit institutions may submit applications to the fund.

American institutions must demonstrate their 501(c)(3) status;French organizations must provide proof of equivalent status for eligibility. Applications for projects that have already begun are ineligible.The Artistic Committee prefers to review projects at least six months before they begin, and only projects starting at least eight weeks after the application deadline are eligible.

The amount of the grant requested cannot exceed 50 percent of the total budget for the project.Visit the French American Cultural Exchange Web site for complete program information, including a list of past grantees and the application form.
RFP Link: http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/10006356/facecouncil

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit:http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

casting in LA

LOOKING FOR ACTRESSES

Lisa Wolpe, Artistic Director of LA Women's Shakespeare Co., here - I am directing an all-female cowboy "As You Like It", an AEA Waiver production rehearsing from March 10 and playing April 26-June 3 2007 at the Matrix Theater in West Hollywood.

I need to find a couple of really wonderful women who may be able to play Oliver, Touchstone or Jaquis. Need very experienced, powerful performers who can cross gender, handle Shakespeare and commit to a waiver show very soon... Any ethnicity, prefer mature actors over 30yrs of age, smart, funny, sexy, talented...

lawsc@earthlink.net

February 23, 2007

ny panel for critics

The SPF Salon SeriesThe Living Room for Artists / Summer Play Festival (SPF) is proud to present some exciting new programming for 2007.

The SPF Salon Series is designed to provide a forum for discussion that provokes, informs and entertains while examining ideas and concerns of relevance to the theatre today. Moderated by Time Out New York theatre critics David Cote and Adam Feldman, each month will bring new guests and topics to the intimate 50 seat Studio Theatre at Theatre Row. Guests will have the opportunity to hear and talk with some of the industry's most interesting figures.

Next Up:

Monday, February 26, 2007: Next Generation Critics: New York Theatre Critics Under 40

(Adam Feldman, Time Out New York, Moderator) Eric Grode - The New York SunJeremy McCarter - New York MagazineAlexis Soloski - The Village VoiceJason Zinoman – The New York Times

Register Now!
Tickets to the Salon Series are available free of charge, but are extremely limited.

To RSVP, please email mailto:info@spfnyc.com,

The Salons will take place from 7:30pm until 9:00pm at the Studio Theatre, Theatre Row at 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues.

Refreshments will be served.

how to finish a novel

Daily Creator Julie Adler passed this link HOW TO FINISH A NOVEL on to us saying:

"It's from a friend of mine's husband, a writer, currently living in Thailand and working on his latest novel."

http://www.timothyhallinan.com/writers.php

Worth a look.

February 22, 2007

job for outgoing hosts

HurryDate was recently acquired(Hooray!) by a company called Spark Networks that owns about 2 dozen "niche"dating sites. Starting in April we are going to be having A TON Of extra events in each ofour cities. Along with our general market events, we'll also be havingJewish events for JDate, African American events for BlackSingles.com and Christian events for Relationships.com. That means we need LOADS more hosts to run them!

What exactly is a HurryDate host? They are fun, outgoing, confident, connected people who run HurryDates speed dating parties part-time for fun and extra money. As a host, your friend will get to meet lots of new people(especially fun if they are single!), be center stage at every HurryDate party, get to play matchmaker, and make a commission on each event they host. (Usually about $100+ for about 3 hours) Great, huh?

Most hosts have full time jobs and just do this on the side twice a month (or more if they're interested), and it is sooooo fun.Hosts responsibilities include: Securing venues for HurryDate parties Emceeing each HurryDate party Literally and figuratively "spreading the love" about HurryDate to everyone in their city!

To have your friends and family apply to be a HurryDate Host, simply tell them to go here: http://www.hurrydate.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=frontBeAHost., fill out the requested info, and we¹ll email them an application form tofill out.

WHERE HURRYDATE IS LOOKING FOR HOSTS:
Arlington, Virginia
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P.S. If the link doesn't work, paste the following into your browserINCLUDING THE PERIOD!http://www.hurrydate.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=frontBeAHost.

nyu discount


NYU Alumni Receive a 10-20% Discount* on The Joffrey Ballet!

The Joffrey Ballet, one of the world's most beloved ballet companies, returns to Los Angeles with an exciting program that includes the works of legendary choreographers Twyla Tharp, George Balanchine, and Leonide Massine, an exciting West Coast premiere by Donald Byrd and favorites by Kurt Joss and Laura Dean. Set to music that includes contemporary artists like The Beach Boys, Prince, and a variety of Motown talent, plus classics like Tchaikovsky and Chabrier, The Joffrey Ballet is sure to provide enjoyment for audiences of all ages.

Don’t miss out on this special opportunity!

Performance Dates/Times
Thursday, March 22, 2007 Program A 7:30 pm
Friday, March 23, 2007 Program B 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 24, 2007 Program B 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 24, 2007 Program B 7:30 pm

Program Choreographer/Composer

Program A
Les Presages Leonide Massine/ Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Green Table Kurt Joss/ Frederick Cohen
Apollo George Balanchine/ Igor Stravinsky

Program B
Deuce Coupe Twyla Tharp/ Beach Boys
Motown Suite (West Coast Premiere) Donald Byrd/ Various Motown Artists
Sometimes it Snows in April Laura Dean/ Prince Rogers Nelson

*20% (Friday)/ 10% (Thursday) off Premiere Orchestra, Orchestra, Orchestra Ring, Founders and Loge seating ONLY. Tickets subject to availability. Not valid on Saturday performances or on previously purchased tickets. Other restrictions may apply. No refunds, cancellations or exchanges. Offer not available at Ticketmaster outlets. Offer expires March 15, 2007.

Use promotional code: GRSRTS

3 Ways to Buy:

1) Click to Order Online http://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/vk0rys
2) Order by Phone: 213-365-3500
3) Order in Person: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Box Office
135 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

more teaching jobs - arts

* Directorof Theatre Arkansas State University at Beebe (Arkansas) (date posted: 2/20/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000497588-01&pg=e

* Lecturer, Drama & Theatre Studies Monash University (Australia) (date posted: 2/20/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000497467-01&pg=e

* Multiple Tenure Track Positions Darton College (Georgia) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496300-01&pg=e

* Multiple Positions Oakton Community College (Illinois) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496323-01&pg=e

* Faculty Positions: English; Mathematics; Science and Theatre St. Charles Community College (Missouri) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496322-01&pg=e

* Director of Dance Georgian Court University (New Jersey) (date posted: 2/21/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000497736-01&pg=e

* Music Faculty Chowan University (North Carolina) (date posted: 2/21/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000497673-01&pg=e

* Adjunct Assistant Professor/Instructor of Film Studies Providence College (Rhode Island) (date posted: 2/16/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000497247-01&pg=e

* Assistant or Associate Professor of Musical Theatre West Virginia Wesleyan College (West Virginia) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496690-01&pg=e

teaching jobs

* Multiple Position Openings Southwestern Community College District (California) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496401-01&pg=e

* English: Medieval Literature and Rhetoric and Composition (2 Positions) Metropolitan State College of Denver (Colorado) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496174-01&pg=e

* Faculty Positions: 20th C. British Literature; Coordinator of First Year Composition Western Connecticut State University (Connecticut) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496384-01&pg=e

* Development Writer Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (D.C.) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496336-01&pg=e

* Reading is Fundamental Trainer Reading Is Fundamental (D.C.) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496520-01&pg=e

* Multiple Tenure Track Positions Darton College (Georgia) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496300-01&pg=e

* Reading Faculty Georgia Gwinnett College (Georgia) (date posted: 2/20/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000497358-01&pg=e

* Multiple Faculty Positions Georgia Highlands College (Georgia) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496505-01&pg=e

* Multiple Faculty Positions Middle Georgia College (Georgia) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000495396-01&pg=e

* Multiple Faculty University of Hawaii West Oahu (Hawaii) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496599-01&pg=e

* Professor in the Department of English and Communication City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000495785-01&pg=e

* Available Positions, College of Education Lewis University (Illinois) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496179-01&pg=e

* Post-Doctoral Fellowship University of Notre Dame (Indiana) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496091-01&pg=e

* Arabic Language/Literature; English Language/Literature; History; Philosophy; Mass Communication Kuwait University Office (Kuwait) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496588-01&pg=e

* Rhetoric and Composition Faculty American University of Beirut (Lebanon) (date posted: 2/19/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000495787-01&pg=e

* English and Writing Adjunct University of Maryland University College (Maryland) (date posted: 2/20/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000497282-01&pg=e

February 20, 2007

SAP in nyc

Congrats to Daily Creator Beth Anne!

"Please join me at the SAP ALBUM Party, on Wednesday, March 7th @ 8PM at the Living Room. One of my proudest accomplishments, the Sap album will not be available online or in stores until it's official release in June. However, pre-release copies will be available after the show! Your support is so appreciated. Please visit my NEW site: www.myspace.com/betharentsenmusic Thanks!"

Beth Arentsen (with trio)
Wednesday, March 7th
@ 8:00pm
The Living Room
(154 Ludlow between Stanton & Rivington)
no cover/suggested pre-release CD purchase
www.myspace.com/betharentsenmusic

more grants

1) Business Committee for the Arts Seeks Nominations for Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America 2) Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Announces ArtsCONNECT Guidelines --------------------------<<>>-----------------------------

Business Committee for the Arts Seeks Nominations for Best Companies Supporting the Arts in America
Deadline: March 30, 2007

Sponsored by the Business Committee for the Arts ( http://www.bcainc.org/ ) and Forbes Magazine ( http://www.forbes.com/ ), the BCA Ten was created two years ago to honor businesses for their outstanding involvement in the arts. Selected by an independent panel of judges from the arts and business, the ten companies named to the BCA Ten offer funding, professional expertise, and innovative initiatives that advance the arts. Companies large and small that support the arts in the United States are eligible to apply. Tax-exempt not-for-profit organ- izations and companies in the BCA Hall of Fame are not eligible. Anyone can nominate a company for the BCA Ten.

For more information and/or to nominate a company, visit the BCA Web site. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10006291/bcainc

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Announces ArtsCONNECT Guidelines
Deadline: March 23, 2007

The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation ( http://www.midatlanticarts.org/ ) has announced the availability of guidelines for the 2007/2008 cycle of ArtsCONNECT, a program that supports performing arts tours through presenter consortia in the mid-Atlantic region. The program supports a limited number of touring projects pro- posed by presenter consortia in the region that involve public performances and complementary activities that provide audiences with a greater appreciation for the art. Participating presenting organizations must be located in the foundation's service area of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia. Only presenter consortia are eligible to apply. For the pur- poses of this program, the foundation defines a presenter as an organization that selects and engages professional touring artists to perform work before audiences in their communities. Each presenter partner in the consortium must be a legally incorporated nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status or a unit of government. The presenter consortium must include at least three presenting organizations from at least two mid-Atlantic states. ArtsCONNECT projects must utilize professional touring artists from the performing arts disciplines, including dance, music, opera, theater, jazz, and folk/traditional arts that have been touring at least two years. Grants are to be used to partially cover the contracted artist's fee. ArtsCONNECT grants require a one-to-one cash match. Presenters must apply for a minimum of $500 per engagement Guidelines for ArtsCONNECT are available at the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Web site.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10006292/midatlanticarts

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

February 15, 2007

make it a combo

Somedays, it feels like it's all you can do just to manage from minute to minute - an entire day can be spent putting out fires so that there is no long range vision, you can be only in the present, just in the moment.

Today has been one of those days and yet, even in the chaos, I think it relates to our work as artists and our particular work this month of "Borrowing Genius" from the artists that inspire us.

The works that we've gathered, the masterpieces and the flops - only in hindsight can we see the larger themes, the broader vision that an artist might have had. That artist, in that moment, was painting a single picture, carving a single sculpture, sewing a single stitch on a dress, writing one line at a time.

The artist was focused on the work at hand.

TODAY'S CREATIVITY CHALLENGE:

Think small. Very, very small. Pick one line, one passage, one picture, one frame, one element from all that you've collected from Artist # 1. Now do the same from Artist # 2.

How can these two tiny moments be combined to make a unique third?

congrats to a daily creator!


Congrats to Daily Creator Margo Rabb whose new book, Cures for Heartbreak, has just been published by Random House! For more info about the book visit: http://www.margorabb.com/

Also, Margo will be reading as part of the One Story reading series on Friday March 9th at:

Pianos
158 Ludlow Street (at Stanton Street)
Cocktails at 6:30pm, Reading at 7pm
http://www.one-story.com/index.php?page=readings

Advance reviews of the book:

Booklist (Starred Review):
“Rabb leavens impossible heartbreak with surprising humor, delivered with a comedian’s timing and dark absurdity. Rabb is an exceptionally gifted writer... Readers will cherish this powerful debut.”


School Library Journal (Starred Review):
“Black humor, pitch-perfect detail, and compelling characters make this a terrific read, despite the pain that permeates every superbly written page. As Mia struggles to make sense of her mother's death and her father's illness, she also sees humor in everyday situations, and her irreverent commentary brings the story to life.”


KLIATT (Starred Review):
"The language and voice are compelling...The characters are fully formed and when the last page turns, four new and fascinating people have been born into the reader's consciousness."

Publishers Weekly:
"Anyone who has grieved the loss of a loved one will feel an immediate connection to Mia, the narrator of this intimate novel. Despite its title, this novel does not offer a 'cure' for Mia's
heartbreak. Rather, it gives readers a keenly insightful study of grief."

Kirkus Reviews:
"Told in the first person with humor and tears, Mia's voice is authentic, and her story of family tragedy and healing rings true. Touching and tender."

"Cures for Heartbreak is a sad, funny, smart, endlessly poignant novel. Reading it made me feel grateful for my life, for my family, and above all for the world that brings us gifts like the gift of
Margo Rabb." -- Michael Chabon


"Margo Rabb's story beautifully brings together the intenselypersonal and the historical, and rings with the authenticity of a bitter, yet illuminating truth." -- Joyce Carol Oates

grants

Nominations Invited for Union Square Arts Award
Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces Guidelines for Theater and Playwriting Awards

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Nominations Invited for Union Square Arts Award
Deadline: February 28, 2007

The Union Square Awards ( http://www.unionsquareawards.org/ ) are annual awards made to grassroots organizations working in New York City. Established in 2006, the Union Square Arts Award recognizes arts organizations working with youth and families in low-income communities throughout New York City in ongoing, innovative, and creative ways. All artistic disciplines -- dance, theater, music, visual arts, film, media arts, and creative writing -- are eli- gible. The goal is to identify arts projects and organizations making a significant impact and contribution to the lives of participants and their communities.

Grants will range from $25,000 to $50,000 each. Candidates are identified through a nomination process. Anyone familiar with an organization's work may submit a nomination detailing the reasons why the organization should be considered for an award. Nominations may be made online, by mail, or fax.

For award guidelines, nomination forms, and details on the pro- gram's first-year awardees, visit the Union Square Awards Web site. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10006201/unionsquareawards

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

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Princess Grace Foundation-USA Announces Guidelines for Theater and Playwriting Awards
Deadline: March 31, 2007

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA ( http://www.pgfusa.org/ ) has announced the guidelines for its Theater and Playwriting Awards programs. The Theater Awards program includes 1) scholarships for tuition assistance for students entering their final year of study at an accredited nonprofit school located in the United States; 2) apprenticeships for salary assistance at a nonprofit theater company for an individual artist who is "learning the trade" under the mentorship of a skilled staff person; and 3) fellow- ships for salary assistance at a nonprofit theater company for an individual artist who has a substantial relationship with the nominating company.

Grants are commensurate with salary/tuition requirements, and generally range from $3,000 to $25,000. Companies receiving apprenticeships and fellowships will be awarded a small grant to be used for general operating expenses. Actors, directors, set designers, costume designers, lighting designers, and sound designers are eligible. Applicants must be nominated by their respective dean/department chairs or artistic directors.

The Playwriting Awards program provides one playwright with a fellowship that covers residency (including transportation costs) at New Dramatists ( http://www.newdramatists.org/ ); complete representation and publication by Samuel French, Inc. ( http://samuelfrench.com/store/ ); and a grant in the amount of $7,500.

Eligible playwrights must not have had any professional productions. Development opportunities such as readings, workshops, and Equity showcases are admissible. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or have obtained permanent residency status. Scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships must be completed in the United States. Visit the Princess Grace Foundation-USA Web site for complete program guidelines, application materials, and an FAQ.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10006202/pgfusa

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

jobs, offers, apt swap, free training

JOB – CASTING ASSISTANT
APARTMENT SWAP IN NYC
FREE TRAINING OFFER
PERFORMANCE AT HIGHWAYS
JOBS IN EDUCATION
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HIRING CASTING ASSISTANT - ASAP!

Are you a SUPER ASSISTANT on the verge of being a Casting Associate? Just haven't been given that break you need to show that you will be an awesome Casting Director?? Ivy Isenberg (formerly of Weber & Associates) has opened her own casting office and is in IMMEDIATE need of a super assistant for multiple projects.EXPECT TO BE VERY BUSY - I am looking for someone I can promote. New office is on Sunset and Crescent Heights, in West Hollywood. You must be VERY organized , a FAST worker and know comedic actors. Candidates must have scripted TV and/or film experience. Those with only Reality background will NOT be considered for this position.

TO APPLY:Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com, and please email your resume immediately with salary requirements to:isenbergcasting@hotmail.comJ

ob starts ASAP (the week of 2/12/07) and will last at least thru May/June. Please respond ASAP!Ivy Isenberg Isenberg Casting
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From: "kate sterlin" <kakester25@hotmail.com
Subject: apt swap
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 22:47:23 +0000

hey all,just wanted to see if anyone knows anyone in l.a. who might want to swap apartments for a little while. i live as most of you know in a 2 bd apt in a beautiful mansion house in fort greene, brooklyn. 1 bk from a and c line. 15 min to manhattan by car or train. let me know. thanks.kate
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I am writing to my friends and my current clients and sharing my most recent exciting goal with you. I would like to get TWO NEW CLIENTS for every day of my workweek. 10 new clients total. I am writing to you to make that happen. As I know anything is possible. Here is what I want to offer to make that easy and fun for all.

When you refer a friend to start training with me, you get a free training session AND their first session is only $25.00.

If you would like to talk with some of my clients, let me know and I will give you the info of folks who you can chat with who will share their experiences of transformation.

Josephine Hagerty <cjosephinehagerty@hotmail.com>,

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Highways Performance Space presents THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN LADYVOICE, a new collaborative work created by choreographer/performer Meg Wolfe with dancers Gregory Barnett, Jeremy Hahn, ibeshe tchula (aka annabeatricescott), and Christine Suarez; featuring original music by Maria de Los Angeles "Cuca" Esteves/Bapudi Collective.

Friday & Saturday, March 2 & 3, 2007 at 8:30pm
Highways Performance Space, 1651 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Tickets are $20/$15 and can be purchased online: www.highwaysperformance.org or by calling the ticket info line: 310-315-1459

Wolfe’s new dance/performance work is inspired by musings onastronomy, excerpts from a friend's old letters on a road trip after abreak-up, 50's doo-wop, and religious theory. From such eclecticsources, Wolfe fuses the volatility of annihilation with theprecariousness of starting over, in a celebration of the body and ourconnections to the world around us.

Wolfe is the creator/curator of Anatomy Riot; co-editor of the dancejournal, ITCH; and co-founder of the collective, EMPTY ROOM: danceprojects. www.highwaysperformance.org www.dancemegwolfe.org www.anatomyriot.org

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* Assistant Professor of Art Bellarmine University (Kentucky) (date posted: 2/9/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000495795-01&pg=e

* Faculty - Accounting; Theatre Arts; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice Towson University (Maryland) (date posted: 2/12/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000495395-01&pg=e

* Multiple Faculty Positions Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York (New York) (date posted: 2/12/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000494733-01&pg=e

* Dean of the School of Dance North Carolina School of the Arts (North Carolina) (date posted: 2/12/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000495490-01&pg=e

* Costume Design/Theatre Faculty Position Reed College (Oregon) (date posted: 2/12/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000495413-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor in Theatre History Point Park University (Pennsylvania) (date posted: 2/13/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496539-01&pg=e

* Multiply Faculty Positions for Fall 2007/2008 Greenville Technical College (South Carolina) (date posted: 2/9/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496056-01&pg=e

* Assistant Professor of Theatre and Drama Belmont University (Tennessee) (date posted: 2/12/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496194-01&pg=e

* Language Arts Laboratory Instructor/Coordinator Foothill-De Anza Community College District (California) (date posted: 2/14/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496629-01&pg=e

* ENGLISH / PUENTE PROJECT* ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Los Medanos College (California) (date posted: 2/14/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000496358-01&pg=e

* Assistant or Associate Professor of English San Francisco State University (California) (date posted: 2/12/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000495064-01&pg=e

* Position Announcement Yuba College (California) (date posted: 2/12/2007) http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000495117-01&pg=e

February 11, 2007

tackle artist # 2

So far, all of your research and gathering has been focused on your "Artist #1" - you've identified what they accomplished during their lifetime, created a master list of their works and hopefully, by now you've collected a few of the masterpieces and flops and have started reading/examining them in detail.

TODAY'S CREATIVITY CHALLENGE:

Repeat everything you've done for Artist #1 to your new search about Artist #2. Look back over the exercises for February and gather your materials for your second genius.

As you do this, notice if there are any similarities between the two artists. Are they wildly different in their approach to art or their perspective on the world, life, love, etc? What were the major themes that each of these artists were wrestling?

Again, remember, this is just your surface impressions. Are there any aspects of their work that strike you as obviously related or obviously opposed to one another?

Follow your gut.

February 10, 2007

living room series

Daily Creators Josephine, Lucy and Casey are involved in this so come and support the ladies!

LIVING ROOM SERIES PRESENTS “QUICK AND PAINLESS”
Monday, Feb. 12th @ 8pm

An evening of 6 bold and original 10 minute plays

"Cinderella's Bawl" by Lucy Wang – Cinderella asks Farmer in the Dell, Old Mother Hubbard, Gretel and Bobby Shaftoe for help finding the perfect sperm. Directed by Casey Stangl

"Bullfighting" by Lucy Wang – A troubled English major is visited by Ernest Hemingway in the middle of the night; or is she? Directed by Casey Stangl

The Living Room Series takes place Monday nights 8pm at:
2nd Stage Theatre
6500 Santa Monica Blvd. (at Wilcox)
Hollywood CA 90038
Reservations & Information 323.661.9827
Suggested Donations Start at $8

apple discount

TEKSERVE LOVES TISCH

Tisch West has negotiated a special discount for all TSOA & Stern Alumni with Tekserve, New York's premiere authorized Apple Reseller and Service provider. Says Mr. Matt Cohen:

“After meeting Ms. Johnston at Sundance, we would like to extend a discount to all NYU TSOA & Stern Alumni. On most pro products the discount is equal to 10%. It varies for Consumer products like the Macbook. We cannot discount Ipods but we will offer free shipping.”

THIS OFFER IS VALID ONLY FOR NYU/TSOA ALUMNI NOT CURRENT STUDENTS. Note to LA Residents: Tekserve does not charge tax for shipments outside of NY.

Visit their website: http://www.tekserve.com for product information then contact Mr. Matt Cohen mcohen@tekserve.com for a list of special NYU prices and to discuss your specific details.

last chance to win tickets

LAST CHANCE TO WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE TSOA WEST OSCAR PARTY! REGISTER BEFORE MIDNIGHT MONDAY!

TSOA Alumni! You can win a pair of tickets to our first ever

Oscar Party
Sunday February 25, 20075:00 - 10:00 PM
The Edendale Grill, 2838 Rowena Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Cocktail attire, valet $5.00

Copious hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, press line, photo ops, and the Networking Yearbook. A full sit-down dinner is also available.

Email your Name, Title, Address, Phone, Grad Year & Department to tsoa.west@nyu.edu by midnight on Monday, February 12, 2007. The drawing will be held on Tuesday and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, February 14th! Only TSOA Alumni are eligible to register for this free ticket contest.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT OR TO RSVP: visit http://www.tisch.nyu.edu/object/oscar_rsvp.html

100% of the net proceeds from this event will fund the 2007 TSOA Alumni programming in Los Angeles.

February 08, 2007

two LA workshops

VOICE OVER INTENSIVE

One Day Voice Over Intensive for folks who have always thought about Voice Over but have never taken the leap! If you know someone who keeps saying "I'd like to do voice-over" or if you have thought that yourself OR if you are doing VO but feel stuck - not booking - this one day class is a chance to play - tune up your approach to copy and your reads.

Sunday February 25th - 10am to 4pm
$150 (includes lunch & copies of your work)
at
Treefall Studios
3131 Cahuenga Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA 90068

This one day workshop puts you in the studio with tons of copy and a working professional who wants you to find your strengths, your range, YOUR voice. If you are new to voice-over, you will learn mic techniques and get a feel for what's it like being in the booth. If you are not so new but not booking, here's a chance to really play and learn another way to approach copy and your reads.

We will work on commercial scripts that include announcer spots, dialogue, character stuff and those pesky tag lines! And we'll play with a bit of animation. There will be a 1/2 hour break for lunch that I will provide so all you need to bring is writing material for taking notes, questions you might have about VO and a willingness to play while working hard.

Mari is a William Morris talent and has been a working voice actor for over 17 years. She’s done hundreds of commercials you've heard including Blue Cross, the voice of Hometown Buffet and the latest McDonalds campaign. Her promo work includes ABC and the Oxygen network. Animation credits includes Happy Feet, HBO’s Crashbox, Duckman and many others.

“I started booking in VO when I really starting using MY voice – my point of view, my personality – not what I THOUGHT a voice over should sound like. Once I found that I could play and stretch freely, tapping the endless resources of crazy voices in my head for financial gain!" M. Weiss

Class size is only 10 students so secure a spot now.
A $75 deposit is needed by February 20th.
Email: mari@mariweiss.com for more information – tell her you were referred by Susan Johnston from “The List”


HOME DESIGN LECTURE

Creating Healthy and Healing Spaces
An integrative paradigm in the design and improvement of living and working spaces
Lecture by Alberto A. Amura
Friday February 9
7:30-10:00pm

Topics:

Physical elements to be considered in the design of healthy and healing spaces:
Basic Design Principles
Safe Materials (for People and the Environment)
Color, Light and Sound
Air Quality (including plants that purify the air)
Water Quality
EMF in the environment (Electromagnetic radiation)
Subtle (metaphysical) factors:
The Metaphysics of Color and Sound
Geomancy (Earth Energies) and other Subtle Energies
Ley Lines and Stone Programming
Water Features and Crystals
Sacred spaces
Ritual and Space Clearing
Labyrinths
Symbols, Sacred Geometry and Biogeometry
Mind and Self over the Environment (T-fields):
Perception, Thought, and Manifestation

Bio: I am a certified Reiki Master practitioner with a regular practice both in Taos, NM and in Los Angeles, CA, and a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals. I am also an active dowser specialized on subtle energies in living spaces and a member of the American Society of Dowsers. I completed studies on Biogeometry®; the applications of symbols, colors, and sacred geometry in the healing and enhancement of living spaces, holding a certification from BioGeometrical Systems Ltd.-Egypt. I am a board member and lecturer at the Taos Noetic Society. I am a volunteer coordinator of the Reiki program for the Community Chesed Project created by the Taos Jewish Center. My country of origin is Argentina and resided in the United States for the past 21 years, becoming a US citizen in 1996. I completed most of my formal education in Argentina. My training includes a Professorship in Science in Education with specialization in Biology, Industrial Chemistry, and studies in psychology in education, health, and fine arts. Since 1999 I reside in Taos, NM, and have held positions as head master of a private non-profit elementary school and as director of the division of alternative designs and materials for Living Systems Inc. and Living Machines Inc, both companies specialized on environmental technologies. I have a consulting service and practice in the fields of Integrative Reiki, Environmental Energy Clearing and Applied Biogeometry and Healing Elements in Interior Design, Integrative Education, and I am a speaker and lecturer. I am currently completing a Master in Metaphysics at the American Institute of Holistic Theology. My philosophy embraces an integrative view that takes into account the scientific, social, environmental, aesthetic, educational, and spiritual aspects of any project. I believe that the best way to facilitate the healing of our planet and the evolution of the human race is, besides emulating the wisdom of Nature, by promoting and implementing educational programs aimed to the awakening, recognition, and advancement of our consciousness, healing power, positive conscious manifestation, intuition, proactive self-responsibility, and co-creation

Donation $40
Location
at Robin - 33 Heathergreen, Irvine, Ca 92614
Robin 949-294-0401

From North Orange County take 405 South make left on Culver. From South Orange County & San Diego take 5 north to 405 north make right on Culver. Then from both directions - Go about 1/2 mile on Culver & Turn right on Main, then right on W. Yale Loop. Proceed to Misty Run and turn right, then right on Weepingwood, then right onto Heathergreen. Number 33 is on the right hand side. 33 Heathergreen, Irvine, Ca 92614 We suggest you park on Weepingwood near the park

Please RSVP Stacey at 949-495-9689, quantumintegrations@earthlink.net

February 05, 2007

gather the goods

At this point, you should have a pretty good idea of how much your "Artist #1" accomplished during their lifetime. Maybe they had one masterpiece or maybe they were insanely prolific and now, you're depressed!

Fret not! Our goal is to borrow their genius, allow their power and talent to rub off on us - you already created a master list of the works you need to know about. Today, it's time to start collecting those works.

TODAY'S CREATIVITY CHALLENGE:

Do a little research to identify which of the pieces created by your Genius Artist were considered flops and which were considered masterpieces. Narrow it down to 3 or 4 master works and 1 or 2 flops.

In my case, I'm also going to have to research which translations most authorities accept as most accurate - you may need to do the same. Once you have a good idea of the pieces and the accepted translations, it's time to find the actual work.

Use the library or download some free e-books or find a museum or a track down the actual artist and ask to visit their studio. Whatever it takes. Try to find stuff that you can buy cheaply (used book store?) or download for free from the web.

I'm gonna give you a couple of days to gather your materials!

tsoa alumni - win tickets to LA oscar party

WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE TSOA WEST OSCAR PARTY!

TSOA Alumni! You can win a pair of tickets to our first ever

Oscar Party
Sunday February 25, 20075:00 - 10:00 PM
The Edendale Grill, 2838 Rowena Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Cocktail attire, valet $5.00

Copious hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, press line, photo ops, and the Networking Yearbook. A full sit-down dinner is also available.

Email your Name, Title, Address, Phone, Grad Year & Department to tsoa.west@nyu.edu by midnight on Monday, February 12, 2007. The drawing will be held on Tuesday and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, February 14th! Only TSOA Alumni are eligible to register for this free ticket contest.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT OR TO RSVP: visit http://www.tisch.nyu.edu/object/oscar_rsvp.html

100% of the net proceeds from this event will fund the 2007 TSOA Alumni programming in Los Angeles.

playwriting workshop in nyc

Voice & Vision’s Inaugural Playwriting Workshop for Women Playwrights
Wednesdsays, March 14 – May 2
6:30 – 9:30pm;
Location TBA
fee: $450

Voice & Vision Theater’s inaugural playwriting workshop, taught by Lisa D’Amour (OBIE award-winning playwright, and writer of the recentlyacclaimed STANLEY 2006), is designed to help all women playwrights, fromthe experienced to the beginner, make substantial headway on a full-lengthplay. An excellent opportunity if you have recently started or would liketo start a full-length play, this class will offer an encouraging,feedback-oriented forum within which to explore character, structure andstyle as you write.

Early on, the workshop syllabus will include short exercises to help explore the world of your play, the characters that live there, and thetheatrical frame of your script. In later weeks you will have the chanceto workshop portions of your play in class. As a class, we will read andanalyze two published plays, exploring their unique perspectives and formats. Additionally, this workshop will include guests who are an integral part of the theater industry, such as literary managers, directors and other playwrights who will talk about making one’s way as aplaywright in the theater community.

If you are a playwright who has a hard time finishing a play, or framing your ideas in order to get started, this workshop will provide the supportyou need to take risks, explore new theatrical languages, and writethrough to the end of your play.While admission is not competitive, previous theater experience, fictionwriting, and/or playwriting experience is highly recommended.

To apply please send a brief paragraph about your writing and/or theater background to: acooper@vandv.org, along with your full name, address, and contactphone number. Payments and enrollment will be processed after receivingapplications on a first-come, first-served basis. Inquiries may also besent to acooper@vandv.org.

Playwright Mentor Lisa D'Amour is an OBIE award-winning playwright, soloperformer and multidisciplinary artist. Recent projects include Tale of aWest Texas Marsupial Girl, a children's musical directed by WhitMacLaughlin (Children's Theater Company, 2007), STANLEY (2006), a soloperformance she created for her brother Todd to perform (HERE Arts Center,November 2006), The Cataract, a play directed by Katie Pearl at theWomen’s Project, LandMARK: 24 Hours @ the Stone Arch Bridge, a 24-hourcollaborative performance on the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis; andNita & Zita, which received a 2003 OBIE Award and toured in 2005 to theContemporary Arts Center (New Orleans) the Walker Arts Center(Minnneapolis) and HERE Arts Center (NYC). Recently, she received aPlaywrights’ Residency Program grant from Theater Communications Group towrite Hide Town for Infernal Bridegroom Productions (Houston). Lisa hastaught playwriting and site-specific theater at many academicinstitutions, including the University of Texas at Austin, the Universityof Rochester, UC Santa Barbara and Smith College. She received her M.F.A.in playwriting from UT Austin. She is a core member of the Playwrights’Center and a recent alumna of New Dramatists.

February 02, 2007

grants

Chamber Music America Accepting Applications for Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project

Rasmuson Foundation of Alaska Announces New Deadline for Individual Artist Fellowship and Distinguished Artist Award

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***Chamber Music America Accepting Applications for Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project
Deadline: February 28, 2007


A program of Chamber Music America ( http://chambermusic.org/ ), the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project New Works: Creation and Presentation Program provides funds to composerled jazz ensembles for the creation and presentation of original music in the jazz idiom. The program is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation ( http://www.ddcf.org).
The program supports the creation and performance of new compositions by established ensembles with a documented performance history. The program also recognizes ensemble members and their individual and collective contributions to the compositional process. Professional jazz ensembles that are led by a composer/performer or are cooperatively run are eligible.

Only one member of an ensemble may be the designated composer on an application. To be eligible, the ensemble must be an organization level member of Chamber Music America (membership must be paid by the time of application and grant recipients must maintain their CMA member- ship for the duration of the grant period); perform original music that includes improvisation as an integral aspect of its composition and performance; have a demonstrated and documented history of performing together with an ongoing core of musicians; have given a minimum of ten public performances within the past two years; range in size from two to ten members; and be based in the U.S. The composer must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Grants of up to $15,000 each are available for ensembles ranging from two to ten members.

For complete grant program guidelines and information on CMA membership, visit the CMA Web site. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10006130/chamber-music

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

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Rasmuson Foundation of Alaska Announces New Deadline for Individual Artist Fellowship and Distinguished Artist Award
Deadline: March 1, 2007

The Rasmuson Foundation ( http://www.rasmuson.org), which works to promote a better life for all Alaskans, has announced March 1, 2007, as the new postmark deadline to apply for an Individual Artist Fellowship or Distinguished Artist Award. This deadline replaces the September 1 deadline. Artists that are considering applying for a Rasmuson Individual Artist Award should also note that revised guidelines and application forms are available on the Rasmuson Web site. Applicants should also note the change in work sample require- ments. The foundation is no longer accepting slides, cassette tapes, or media in a VHS format. The work sample specifications for digital photographs, audio CDs, and DVDs are all detailed in the revised application form. The Fellowship Awards are offered annually on a rotating basis by artistic discipline. Only mid-career or mature artists work- ing in choreography, folk and traditional, crafts, literary, or performance art disciplines are eligible to apply for a 2007 Fellowship Award. Media, multidiscipline/new genre, music compo- sition, and visual artists may apply next year by the March 1, 2008, deadline. Distinguished Artist applications are invited from mature, established artists working in any genre. Artists may also be nominated for this honor. Mature artists are those who have created an extensive independent body of work representing a high aesthetic level of artistic ability and creativity. Project Award deadlines will continue to be March 1, 2007, and September 1, 2007. Artists working in any artistic discipline, at any stage of their artistic career, may apply for a Project Award.

Visit the Rasmuson Foundation Web site for complete information on these programs. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10006131/rasmuson

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

fund for women artists

The Fund for Women Artists Funding Newsletters for February 2007 are now online. To read them, please click on the links below:

Film/Video Funding News #35: www.WomenArts.org/fund/FilmENews36.htm
Film Festivals/Calls for Entries
Foundation and Government Grant Opportunities
Other Resources

Theatre Funding News #35: www.WomenArts.org/fund/TheatreENews36.htm
Playwright Festivals/Calls for Entries
Foundation and Government Grant Opportunities
Other Resources

Opportunities This Month: The new year is off and running with great opportunities like the ones below and many, many more.

For Theatre Artists
In the Playwright Festivals/Call for Entries Section - FEM Fest at the Gene Frankel Theatre; Babes With Blades’ "Joining Sword & Pen" Playwriting Competition for scripts about fighting women; the Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBT art; the Indo-American Arts Council South Asian Diaspora Program; the Inner Voices Social Issues Theatre at the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana; and Native American Voices at the Autry National Theatre.

In the Funding Opportunities Section - Kennedy Center Arts Management Fellowships; Franklin Furnace Archive Grants for avant-garde artists; and grants from the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation for organizations that are led by or support adults with disabilities.

For Film/Video Artists
In the Film Festivals/Calls for Entries Section - The Austin Woman’s Film, Music, and Literary Festival; the Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival (Ankara, Turkey); the Broad Humor Film Festival and Screenplay Competition; the Asian American International Film Festival; and Outfest 2007.

In the Film Funding Opportunities SectionGrants from Creative Capital; SILVERDOCS and ACE Documentary Work-in-Progress Grants; and the All Roads Film Project Film Production Seed Grants.

Please Note: All opportunities specifically for women are now in orange. Our newsletters place an emphasis on opportunities for women, people of color, and socially engaged artists. Film/Video artists should check Withoutabox at www.withoutabox.comfor a more comprehensive list of general-interest film festivals. Theatre Communications Group maintains a list of international theatre festivals at:www.tcg.org/international/resources/other_organizations.cfm#FestivalsInternational.

Newsletters Online: We are posting these newsletters online in a printer-friendly format to save paper if you decide to print them out. If you miss an issue or can't find our email, you will always be able to find the most recent newsletters posted in the Funding Resources section of our website at:www.WomenArts.org/fund/EmailNewsletterSign-Up.htm.

focus on the first


Hopefully, you have picked the two artists you're going to investigate for February. I've decided to focus on the playwright Moliere and the painter Edgar Degas.

I know a couple of Moliere's plays and have even "modernized" one of them for fun but I'm not an expert on his entire body of work so I have chosen to further explore what he was up to "back in the day" as a dramatist and a person.

I recently walked through the Getty and was slightly disturbed by a Degas bather so I decided to throw him into the mix.

The goal this month is to gain a better understanding of the works created by these artists and also to learn about their personal lives and the worlds that surrounded them as they worked.

TODAY'S CREATIVITY CHALLENGE:

Focus on Artist #1 - the artist who worked in your medium - and identify, as thoroughly as you can, their entire body of work. Track down a comprehensive list of their creations.

All you have to accomplish today is the list that provides a guide from their earliest work to their last.

spf festival in nyc - jobs & salon series

Production Positions
The Summer Play Festival is devoted to all emerging theater artists, not just playwrights. If you are an emerging director, designer, stage manager, or producer - we want to hear from you. Applications for SPF 2007 production positions are currently being accepted through March 1. Being involved in an SPF production is a great opportunity to work in a professional environment surrounded by hundreds of other emerging artists.

Want to direct, design, line produce, or stage manage? Applications can be found at the www.spfnyc.com. Attach the appropriate application with a resume and email it to info@spfnyc.com with the appropriate subject (DIRECTOR APPLICATION/DESIGNER APPLICATION/STAGE MANAGER APPLICATION/LINE PRODUCER APPLICATION).
All applications must be received by March 1. In person interviews will begin at the end of February. More information on Production Opportunities can be found at www.spfnyc.com.

Salon Series

The Living Room for Artists / Summer Play Festival (SPF) recently announced the creation of The SPF Salon Series. The Salon series is designed to provide a forum for discussion that provokes, informs and entertains while examining ideas and concerns of relevance to the theatre today. Moderated by Time Out New York theatre critics David Cote and Adam Feldman, each month will bring theatre professionals to Theatre Row on 42nd Street. SPF Members and invited guests will have the opportunity to hear and talk with some of the industry’s most interesting figures. The Salons take place at the Studio Theatre, Theatre Row at 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues.

Next Up:

Next Generation Critics: New York Theatre Critics Under 40
Monday, February 26, 2007

Eric Grode, The New York Sun; Jeremy McCarter, New York Magazine; Alexis Soloski, The Village Voice; Jason Zinoman, The New York Times; and Adam Feldman, Moderator

For reservation information, email info@spfnyc.com Tickets are free but limited.

February 01, 2007

grants for film/video and visual arts

CREATIVE CAPITAL 2007­08
GRANTS IN FILM/VIDEO & VISUAL ARTS
OPEN FOR SUBMISSION: FEBRUARY 5 ­ MARCH 5, 2007

If you are working on an exciting film/video or visual arts project, we encourage you to apply in our upcoming grant round. For general information and guidelines, please visit: http://creative-capital.org/application/

To apply for a Creative Capital grant, you must first submit an Inquiry Form regarding your project. Tell us how, in conjunction with a Creative Capital grant, it will be catalytic for your artistic and professional growth. In addition, you will need to describe the influences that inform your work and how your work takes an inventive and original approach to form and content. Be prepared to present a basic budget and to identify the audience(s) for your project and any possible presenting venues.The Guidelines and Inquiry Form for Film/Video and Visual Arts will be available on the Creative Capital website on February 5, 2007. Inquiry Forms must be submitted by March 5, 2007. It will be available at http://creative-capital.org/application/

Creative Capital Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that supports artists pursuing adventurous and imaginative work in the performing and visual arts, film/video, innovative literature, and emerging fields. In2007, Creative Capital will be considering proposals in the visual arts and film/video.Far from a traditional funder, Creative Capital is committed to working in long-term partnership with the bold and ground-breaking artists that we fund by making a multi-year financial commitment as well as providing advisory services and professional development assistance. We have a special interest in projects that transcend discipline boundaries and reveal something new about the moment in which we live.

For more information,please visit www.creative-capital.org <http://www.creative-capital.org/> .

a new start

February is here and with the new month, it's time to begin a new creative gathering process. As I mentioned in January, we're spending the next three months "filling the well" - picking up useful pieces, random ideas, inspirations and interests that will help us later in the year as we start to unify those pieces into a whole.

January was spent exploring, becoming a mini-expert on, a country that may or may not be related to our current work. February will be spent doing something similiar. We're using our "mini-expert" method again, only this time, we're going to become a mini-expert on two other artists.

I've heard the phrase "borrow genius" and I love the idea of it. That we can borrow from the genius of those that have come before us. This month, I would like us to figure out who those people might be.

TODAY'S CREATIVITY CHALLENGE:

Pick one artist you admire and consider to be a genius WHO WORKED IN YOUR FIELD. If you're a painter, pick a painter, if you're a writer pick a writer, etc.

Now pick another artist you also admire and consider to be a genius WHO WORKED IN A MEDIUM OTHER THAN THE ONE YOU EMPLOY. If you're a composer, pick a sculptor, if you're a photographer, pick a dancer, etc.

All you have to do today is identify the two people that most interest you. That's it.