Notes from Arden
Solidarity forever? I’ve never seen anything so divisive in this town. More to the point, I’ve never seen our community so galvanized against anything. Now, can we coalesce around some solutions, i.e. a tiered income flow being proposed by the likes of Jeff Marlowe, in which actor compensations are determined by fixed percentage of a production’s budget in conjunction with a percentage of its actual revenue?
“On November 7, Judge Terry Hatter (who is presiding over the AEA case) received a letter dated October 31 from none other than performer/ 99-seat scene dissident Armina LaManna, and others.In an annoyed response, the court not only rejected the letter for being both irrelevant to the case and inappropriate, it ordered counsel to instruct all parties that the letter had not been entered into the case file.” — BY PAUL BIRCHALL
Got It Covered
“The reason for the get-together was both to make merry and to raise money to support Stage Raw. In the last few weeks of December, Stage Raw critic Myron Meisel generously stepped forward with an offer to match any tax-deductible donation up to $5,000. The site’s bean counters (I think there’s at least one bean who does the counting), reports that we reached the desired total of $10,000. ” — By PAUL BIRCHALL
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Midway through I found myself thinking, in all sincerity, that while it might be alright for Jews to grapple with this shocking display of extreme caricature grounded in recognizable reality, I sure hoped none of the goyim were watching: they might not understand.– BY MYRON MEISEL