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August 9, 1989 | JAN HERMAN, Times Staff Writer
A strike by union directors against South Coast Repertory and other members of the League of Resident Theaters was narrowly averted Tuesday when the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers tentatively agreed to a four-year contract with the league. The terms of the contract "fall far short of the union's stated goals," according David Rosenak, who heads the SSDC. But the union's executive board voted to accept the league's final offer and recommended approval to the membership.
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March 3, 1993 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The directors' strike against the Pasadena Playhouse is over. Playhouse management and the directors' union--the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers--have signed an agreement based on the union's contract for Off Broadway theaters in New York. The agreement covers all directors and choreographers who work at the Playhouse through June 30, 1996. The union went on strike in December over how directors are compensated when Playhouse shows go on tour.
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March 3, 1993 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The directors' strike against the Pasadena Playhouse is over. Playhouse management and the directors' union--the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers--have signed an agreement based on the union's contract for Off Broadway theaters in New York. The agreement covers all directors and choreographers who work at the Playhouse through June 30, 1996. The union went on strike in December over how directors are compensated when Playhouse shows go on tour.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 1989 | JAN HERMAN, Times Staff Writer
A strike by union directors against South Coast Repertory and other members of the League of Resident Theaters was narrowly averted Tuesday when the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers tentatively agreed to a four-year contract with the league. The terms of the contract "fall far short of the union's stated goals," according David Rosenak, who heads the SSDC. But the union's executive board voted to accept the league's final offer and recommended approval to the membership.
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August 26, 2007
THANK YOU for Charles McNulty's insightful and highly articulate article about directors and how they inform the work ["A Lack of Direction," Aug. 19]. Most people do not understand the artistic leadership of directors, and many do not give them the credit they are due. We at the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers are always struggling to explain to the layman (and sometimes the industry itself) what a director does.
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May 5, 1997
Oscar-winning choreographer Onna White presents film clips of her work and reminiscences of her career Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Beverly Hills Public Library, 444 Rexford Drive. Shirley Jones, who starred in "The Music Man," a film that White choreographed, will introduce the free event, the second in a series of programs presented by the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Information: (213) 653-8713.
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January 19, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Picketing in the Rain: Pouring rain did not stop 25 members the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers from setting up an informational picket line in front of the Pasadena Playhouse on Sunday, prior to the opening of the theater's production of "Twilight of the Golds." The society is protesting the Playhouse's refusal to sign union contracts for directors and choreographers employed in their productions.
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January 23, 1993
Joseph Anthony, 80, actor and director who had four hit productions on Broadway at the same time. A native of Milwaukee, Anthony received part of his theatrical training at the Pasadena Playhouse School. Although he built most of his career onstage, he directed several films, including "The Rainmaker" in 1956, "The Matchmaker" in 1958 and "Tomorrow" in 1972.
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January 31, 1990 | From Associated Press
Several entertainment companies joined forces to enlist Harold Prince, Terrence McNally, Jimmy Webb, Erica Jong, Marsha Norman and Marvin Hamlisch in a group that will create 16 musicals during the next four years. The organization, New Musicals, will present the shows at the State University of New York at Purchase, 25 miles north of New York City, and later on Broadway and at other theaters around the country.
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September 27, 1994 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" will open the Grove Theater Center's four-play maiden season, the latest attempt to revive the city's downtown arts scene. "Dracula," to open Oct. 29 at the 172-seat Gem Theatre, will be followed by David Paterson's "Finger Painting in a Murphy Bed" on March 22; Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on June 17 at the 550-seat outdoor Festival Amphtheatre, and Lanford Wilson's "Talley's Folly" on dates to be announced.
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June 22, 1989 | JAN HERMAN, Times Staff Writer
The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers has rejected a final contract offer from the League of Resident Theaters in a nationwide vote by a margin of 61% to 39%. The vote could affect South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, Orange County's only league theater. A mere 18% of the 1,039 members in the directors' union voted. A top union official said Wednesday that the union is "eager to go back to the bargaining table" after offering on Tuesday to extend its old contract with the league through Aug. 8 so that member theaters "can proceed as usual" with their seasons.
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