March 2007 - May 2007: Issue 22

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From The Editor: Real Life

By far my favorite chore to do for Opening Stages is interviews. Now that we've gained a certain maturity, other writers sometimes offer to write them. And we have an excellent example of the genre from Kari Pope: a portrait of David Roche that is full of exuberant energy. So, this seems like as good a time as any to celebrate the form. A viewpoint seldom mentioned is the writer's perspective.

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Perspectives: Joining Equity - A Personal Choice

by Willie Boston

The question every stage actor faces at some point in his or her career is whether to join Actors' Equity Association. For a person with disabilities, the question takes on added meaning. Can union membership be beneficial? Will there be enough acting jobs?

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People: David Roche: Performer And Motivational Speaker

Interviewed by Kari Ann Pope

David Roche is an internationally acclaimed performer and speaker who recently appeared in Bonnie Sherr Klein's film "Shameless: The Art of Disability," released by the National Film Board of Canada. David has performed his one-man show, "The Church of 80% Sincerity" all over the world, and continues to do so while also speaking, coaching, and advocating for the community of performers with disabilities.

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Resources: Resources For Dancers: Part 2

compiled by Joan Duddy

Editor's note: In this issue our listing of resources for dancers will conclude with grants and fellowships, residencies and festivals, service organizations, and publications.

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News And Notes:

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