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'THEM' creators take on our racial, sexual, religious divides

In conversation, choreographer Ahmad Simmons and director Kacie Smith are so in synch they might be brother and sister, regularly finishing each other's sentences. Maybe that should come as no surprise: They've been friends since he was in 7th grade and she was in 6th in their native Texas.

7 Movement Techniques All Actors Should Study

Great actor training focuses on the whole instrument: voice, mind, heart, and body. While we can’t get far without vocal technique, intellectual dexterity, and text-work skills, a strong physical presence is crucial to the professional actor. Show More Summary

Darcy Addison hired as executive director of Collaboraction

Collaboraction, the Chicago theater company known for its recent devised works responding to the epidemic of gun violence in Chicago, has hired its first executive director, Darcy Addison.

New role for Bonnie Brooks at Dance Center

Bonnie Brooks, associate professor in the Columbia College Chicago Dance Department, will become the Presenting Series director for The Dance Center on Aug. 1. Brooks will assume responsibilities previously held by Executive Director Phil Reynolds. Brooks was appointed the lead curator of the Presenting...

Atlanta Now Casting Jamie Foxx Action Movie and Upcoming Auditions

Talent is currently being sought for an as yet untitled Jamie Foxx action movie. The film is about an undercover police officer who scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son. Background roles are being cast for this production, and submissions are being sought from Atlanta, Ga. Show More Summary

'Matawan' by Ruckus is about fear

Long before "Jaws" (let alone "Sharknado") ever existed, a series of shark attacks off the New Jersey coast in 1916 rattled the nation. But as Dan Caffrey's "Matawan" suggests, there were lots of other fears lurking in the psychic waters that summer. Polio epidemics, the Great War in Europe and...

Russ Tutterow memorial service on July 13

A memorial will be held for Russ Tutterow at 6:30 p.m. July 13 at the Goodman Theatre, with doors opening at 6 p.m. in the Albert space. Tutterow, the former artistic director of Chicago Dramatists, died of cancer on May 4. According to an announcement Monday, the service will be "in tribute to...

SAG Awards Now Accepting Performances for Consideration

Submissions for performances to be considered for this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards are now being accepted! On July 6, executive producer Kathy Connell announced the opening for considerations for the 22nd annual SAG Awards, which...Show More Summary

Atlanta News Roundup: July 6, 2015

Both Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Garner start filming in Georgia; and Georgia now has the largest film studio project in the country. It’s this week’s Atlanta News Roundup. Jennifer Lawrence Stars in Sci-Fi Film Jennifer Lawrence,...Show More Summary

Texas News Roundup: July 6, 2015

Jay and Silent Bob get old onstage; the Austin Film Festival adds a digital competition; and it’s the comedy stylings of “Jaws.” It's also this week’s Texas news roundup. Jay and Silent Bob’s Mid-Life CrisesThe popular podcast “Jay and Silent Bob Get Old” by Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes will be onstage this August at Oak Cliff’s Texas Theatre. Show More Summary

Texas Now Casting ‘Texas Folklore’ and Upcoming Auditions

Talent is currently being sought for the independent web series “Texas Folklore.” “Texas Folklore,” is an anthology-style web series about the folklore of Texas. The host, Gywnn, delightfully sets the stage with her dangerously charming...Show More Summary

Strawdog is losing its longtime theater space

Strawdog Theatre Company says it will be leaving its longtime home at 3829 N. Broadway in June 2016 and is looking for a new home.

L.A. Now Casting ‘Ghost of a Chance’ and Upcoming Auditions

Talent is currently being sought for the film “Ghost of a Chance.” “Ghost of a Chance” follows a forensic accountant who’s haunted by the ghost of a beautiful woman he refused to help when she was still alive. This paid gig is casting...Show More Summary

Review: Drury Lane's 'Beaches' finds its wind

In the pantheon of tear-duct-depleting buddy films, 1988's "Beaches," starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, is up there with "Brian's Song." But instead of the gridiron, the battlefield for the two opposites-attract friends-for-life in "Beaches" is one familiar to many women -- the fight to...

Celebrate the Fourth of July With These 9 Auditions!

Kick off the holiday weekend with a bit of hopeful audition searching, and take the extra time to help yourself prepare. Here are nine upcoming auditions, including two for cruise lines, a short film, and television series for USA Network and Fox. Show More Summary

Some choice off-Loop shows return

Some of the better off-Loop shows of the last 12 months are enjoying a summer reprise.

WATCH: Netflix’s New Trailer for ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’

It’s a star-studded reprisal of roles in cult favorite “Wet Hot American Summer” for Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Meloni, Molly Shannon, David Hyde Pierce, and so many others for the eight-episode...Show More Summary

Now Casting ‘Criminals’ and Upcoming Auditions

Talent is currently being sought for the short film “Criminals.” “Criminals” takes place in a dystopian society and follows Ian and Ariana, the last surviving members of an underground movement who steal government files and are being...Show More Summary

Use Your Acting Skills for Good!

A new environmental initiative is seeking actors to donate their time to a YouTube series centered around a fictional character, Clean Up Dude. While the project is based in Washington, D.C., performers can work remotely, video taping...Show More Summary

Donald Glover FX Pilot ‘Atlanta’ Gets Cast

In 2013, former “Community” star and Atlanta native Donald Glover announced he was developing a show for FX called “Atlanta.” Now, two years later, FX will finally be shooting a pilot co-starring Lakeith Lee Stanfield, Zazie Beats, and...Show More Summary

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