The phrase sounds like a contradition in terms: "Money And The Performing Artist," yet that's the title of a free, six-week financial seminar and support group for entertainment professionals, presented by the Actors' Fund of America, Oct. 20-Nov. 24.
Lecturer and psychotherapist Annette Lieberman will conduct the seminar, which explores "how cultural and family influences contribute to our attitudes toward money and finances." She also help group members "identify their financial needs and dreams, design and implement a personalized plan of action, and integrate a sense of money mastery into their lives."
"Money And The Performing Artist" is held at the Fund's headquarters, 1501 Broadway, Suite 518. Though the course is free, reservations are necessary: (212) 221-7300, x. 116.
The nation's "only human service organization for all entertainment professionals," the Actors' Fund of America is best known for providing financial assistance and social services (food, rent, medical expenses) to professionals in need. The Fund also raises money through special benefit performances of Broadway and major regional shows. Given on a night when the show doesn't normally play, an Actors' Fund performance, with all benefits going to the Fund, charges the same box office prices as on other nights and is often well attended by members of the entertainment community.
--By David Lefkowitz