The Stage & Screen Book Club, a major publisher of plays, screenplays and books of interest to theatre and film artists, is celebrating its 50th anniversary by kicking off its new Web site and investigating the idea of hosting seminars and contests for artists.
Founded in 1950 and, until three years ago, known as Fireside Theatre Book Club, Stage & Screen recently launched its Web site (www.stagenscreen.com), where surfers can shop for books and read interviews with playwrights.
And editor Mark Glubke says the company could soon be reaching performing artists at a more individual level. "Stage & Screen is exploring the possibility of offering free acting and playwriting seminars, sponsoring a playwriting contest, and getting involved in other promotional events," he says.
In addition to serving as a mail-order book club, Stage & Screen also publishes many original and hardcover titles. Upcoming editions include Craig Lucas' The Dying Gaul, Margaret Edson's Wit/i>, Frank McGuinness' adaptation of Electra, and Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi.
-- by Diane Snyder