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September 3, 1989 | BARBARA ISENBERG
The scene wasn't working, and producer Joseph Stern couldn't stand it anymore. He jumped up on the stage and showed the actor how he would do it. When the actor pleaded exhaustion, Stern tore into him. If the actor really cared about the play, he'd work until midnight if he had to. "It was after midnight," laughs Lee Shallat, director of "Wenceslas Square," now in repertory at Stern's Matrix Theater. "But it didn't matter to Joe.
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February 6, 1994
In Calendar's profile of Joe Stern ("Hometown Boy Makes Waves," by Richard Stayton, Jan. 9), I was struck by his concern for the plight of actors, referring to them as "an endangered species." His concern has motivated him to return to L.A. and gather a group of outstanding actors to put on "The Tavern" at his Matrix Theatre. But I couldn't help but notice that he doesn't seem to care enough to pay them! He doesn't seem to realize that the rank exploitation of actors in the L.A. theater community is one of the major factors contributing to their present endangered status.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1994 | RICHARD STAYTON, Richard Stayton is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Joseph Stern is back and he's mad as hell and not going to let us take it anymore. "The actor is an endangered species," producer Stern is saying, standing on the deck of his Pacific Palisades home. "Between the economy, the lack of funding, and its effect on our standards, actors are not practicing their art. They're not doing something else. They're not directing, or writing their memoirs. They're just waiting for the next gig." Stern lists actors who quit the profession.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1994 | RICHARD STAYTON, Richard Stayton is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Joseph Stern is back and he's mad as hell and not going to let us take it anymore. "The actor is an endangered species," producer Stern is saying, standing on the deck of his Pacific Palisades home. "Between the economy, the lack of funding, and its effect on our standards, actors are not practicing their art. They're not doing something else. They're not directing, or writing their memoirs. They're just waiting for the next gig." Stern lists actors who quit the profession.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1994
In Calendar's profile of Joe Stern ("Hometown Boy Makes Waves," by Richard Stayton, Jan. 9), I was struck by his concern for the plight of actors, referring to them as "an endangered species." His concern has motivated him to return to L.A. and gather a group of outstanding actors to put on "The Tavern" at his Matrix Theatre. But I couldn't help but notice that he doesn't seem to care enough to pay them! He doesn't seem to realize that the rank exploitation of actors in the L.A. theater community is one of the major factors contributing to their present endangered status.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 1989 | DAN SULLIVAN
It's too bad that Joe Stern refuses to read Simon Gray's book about his experiences trying out "The Common Pursuit" at the Matrix Theater (see Barbara Isenberg's adjoining article). If he ever softens, he'll discover that Gray found him a lovable man and a patient producer. Patient???? I only hear from Stern when he's upset about something--a dumb review, some crazy new stunt from Actors' Equity. He's not too patient then. But under the surface noise you hear a serious concern for the theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 1986 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
The deepening concern in this town with the fate of the Equity Waiver may be turning into a major crisis for local theater. Rumors about the abolition of the Waiver (whereby the actors' union chooses to "waive" its rules in theaters of 99 seats or less) have been rife for months. The climax came Saturday at an "informational" meeting called by Camelot Artists (a group of Waiver producers) at the Las Palmas Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
It was lights out Sunday night at the Beverly Hills reopening of "Lies and Legends: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin" at the Canon Theatre. A blown transformer not only canceled the opening night show devoted to the works of the late singer-songwriter, but the post-play party at nearby RJ's restaurant as well.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1988 | JUDITH MICHAELSON and DAVID CROOK, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Eleven members of Actors' Equity Assn. have filed formal charges against the union's Western Advisory Board, alleging that a March Waiver Theatre referendum violated Equity's constitution and bylaws, membership resolutions and voting rules. The membership approved an Equity-proposed 99-seat Actors' Theatre Plan that would become effective Oct. 3. It would radically modify the existing Equity Waiver Plan (whereby Equity "waives" certain rules in theaters with fewer than 100 seats).
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 1989 | BARBARA ISENBERG
The scene wasn't working, and producer Joseph Stern couldn't stand it anymore. He jumped up on the stage and showed the actor how he would do it. When the actor pleaded exhaustion, Stern tore into him. If the actor really cared about the play, he'd work until midnight if he had to. "It was after midnight," laughs Lee Shallat, director of "Wenceslas Square," now in repertory at Stern's Matrix Theater. "But it didn't matter to Joe.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 1989 | DAN SULLIVAN
It's too bad that Joe Stern refuses to read Simon Gray's book about his experiences trying out "The Common Pursuit" at the Matrix Theater (see Barbara Isenberg's adjoining article). If he ever softens, he'll discover that Gray found him a lovable man and a patient producer. Patient???? I only hear from Stern when he's upset about something--a dumb review, some crazy new stunt from Actors' Equity. He's not too patient then. But under the surface noise you hear a serious concern for the theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 1986 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
The deepening concern in this town with the fate of the Equity Waiver may be turning into a major crisis for local theater. Rumors about the abolition of the Waiver (whereby the actors' union chooses to "waive" its rules in theaters of 99 seats or less) have been rife for months. The climax came Saturday at an "informational" meeting called by Camelot Artists (a group of Waiver producers) at the Las Palmas Theatre.
SPORTS
April 3, 1996
Curt Cattau, assistant athletic director at Concordia University, has been promoted to athletic director, the school announced Tuesday. Cattau, coach of the women's softball team the past three seasons, replaces Mary Holl, who was named vice president of university services in March. Cattau has been a professor of exercise and sport science at Concordia since 1991. * La Quinta girls' basketball Coach Joe Stern has resigned, Athletic Director Jim Perry said Tuesday.
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