SAG Contract Expires TodayNo strike authorized and probably not possible until August at the earliest. I believe actors will still be acting as producers and the Guild continue negotiating.
Midwest Independent Film Festival July 1stThe Midwest Independent Film Festival takes place Tuesday, July 1st at 6 p.m. at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark Street [Google Map].
How to Play a Dead ManMarc Grapey's notes on how to play a dead man include:(from Steppenwolf's Blog).
- Acting is re-acting. It’s true. Don’t react to anything on stage. You are dead.
- All great actors listen to their scene partners. You can listen, but you can’t hear. Once again, you are dead.
- Pee before you take the stage.
- Use the 3 seconds of blackout left after you get on stage to find the most comfortable position possible
Labels: inspiration, process
August: Osage County Won Tonys'August: Osage County,' produced by various people and organizations including The Steppenwolf Theatre Company, won the Tonys for Best Play, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, Best Direction of a Play and Best Scenic Design of a Play.
Interviews with Industry ProfessionalsThe Acting Studio Chicago has put some Q&A interviews with Chicago industry professionals online. They've interviewed some directors, casting directors, agents and others.
Midwest Independent Film Festival June 3rdThe Midwest Independent Film Festival takes place Tuesday, June 3rd at 6 p.m. at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 North Clark Street [Google Map].
Paul Sills Past Away Last NightPaul Sills past away from pneumonia last night.
Read the New York Times piece for more info.